Hyderabad: The Citizenship (Amendment) Act(CAA)has galvanized human rights and academic communities not just in India, but in the United States too. To raise awareness about this legislation that is a prelude to exclusivism against Muslims all over the country, prominent Guwahati-based lawyer Aman Wadud will address a seminar titled Is India Headed Towards Ethnic Cleansing?
Sponsored by the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), the talk will be held at the University of Texas—Dallas campus’s Hoblitzelle Hall in the suburb of Richardson.
An IAMC press release stated, “As Americans who cherish our core values of liberty, justice, and equality, we cannot be silent spectators to the rollout of genocide in India.”
Hence, the seminar seeks to enlighten attendees regarding how they can pressure the Indian government to abrogate the CAA legislation. The release implores them to come and learn about what they can do to also stop the National Population Register (NPR) campaign.
Ever since the bill received assent in Parliament, campaigns have been underway at various levels in India and outside India. Be it anti-CAA crusaders like Aman Wadud, Shaheen Bagh protestors, Diaspora organizations of overseas Muslims like the IAMC or Indian students studying abroad have voiced their dissent.
They are also coalescing to figure out strategies to combat the CAA-NRC initiatives via lobbying within the international and domestic spheres.