CAA Protest: What Foreign Media Said on Violent Demonstrations: Protests have been taking place all over India since the amendment to the citizenship law was approved by Parliament. In the last two-three days, the international media has written a lot in this regard.
The American newspaper ‘The Wall Street Journal‘ has written that through the demonstrations in India, Indian Muslims are trying to push back the Modi government. The newspaper wrote, “Citizenship law is seen as a rule having more impact than other policies of the ruling party affecting the Muslim community.”
The Wall Street Journal has also written a report on the government-police decision to beat students and disrupt telecom services in India’s capital Delhi.
‘Priority to Hindutva’:
The daily American newspaper ‘The Washington Post‘ has written that India’s nationwide protests are a challenge for Prime Minister Modi. The newspaper writes, “After winning a second major victory in May 2019, Modi has stepped up efforts to implement his party’s agenda and is making the decision to prioritize Hindutva.”
The Editorial Board of ‘The Washington Post’ has also written another article on the current situation in India, titled “Indian democracy touched a new low”. In this article, the newspaper has put the longest internet shut-down in the Kashmir Valley at the center amid the protests against the CAA.
‘The Washington Post‘ has tried to find reasons to silence US President Trump on the new citizenship law created by the Modi government.
The newspaper has written that America must have had clear reasons not to speak on Modi’s policies or to put any pressure on Modi because he would like to create a balance so that India takes care of the business and defense interests of America. This is the reason why the US government did not take a strong stand on India’s new disputed law.
The New York Times has published an article ‘India stands up so that it can keep its soul alive’.
The website has written in its article that the authoritarian and divisive policies of the Modi government have forced Indians to take to the streets of the country. The Muslims of India, who remained silent for nearly six years, which would not be wrong to say fear, are organized and are now on the streets because they are worried about their citizenship and existence.
Another article has been titled by The New York Times, “If Modi is trying to impose Hindu agenda in the country, then secular India has risen to answer his agreement.”
In this article, it has been written quoting the protesters that the way the Modi government is attacking the diversity of the country which is the foundation of the country, people are on the streets to raise their voice against the government’s attitude.
‘Expose Modi’s bigotry’:
The Editorial Board of ‘The New York Times‘ has written that the amendment in the Citizenship Act of India has exposed PM Modi’s bigotry. It is written in this article, “Citizenship law is the first such action in India which has linked religion to citizenship.”
The newspaper writes that like other governments of the world, the government of India has made the document less refugees a national issue. US President Trump has done this. But Indian Home Minister Amit Shah through this has targeted his biggest target i.e. Bangladeshi Muslims whom he has said even termites.
The British daily newspaper ‘The Guardian‘ has published a report on the ongoing protests in India, titled, “The huge protests in India after decades indicate that Modi has indeed gone ahead.”
The newspaper has written that in the last four decades these can be called the biggest demonstrations whose Modi government has imposed prohibitory orders almost all over India to suppress its voice. But Hindus or Muslims, young or old, farmers and students are all participating in these demonstrations.
Along with this, the newspaper has criticized in its report that Internet services were disrupted in the capital region of India.
The American TV channel CNN has posted on its website, ‘India tightens its grip on demonstrations a day after the deadly violence’.
It is written in the news based on this title that more than 10,000 people have taken to the streets in at least 15 cities in India. These cities include New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kolkata. In these cities, people protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
In addition to these reports, CNN has also published a photo gallery on its website which shows different incidents that took place during the protests.
In one picture, while policemen are lathing on the protesters, in the second photo, policemen are seen running out of the police station surrounded by fire.
CNN has given a place in its photo gallery, from student protests in Jamia Millia Islamia to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s rally in West Bengal.
Malaysian PM criticizes the law:
Qatar’s news TV channel Al-Jazeera is continuously covering protests in India. Al-Jazeera is also prominently placing pictures associated with it on its website. On Saturday, Al-Jazeera put the title on its website, ‘Many people, including an 8-year-old boy, were killed in demonstrations regarding citizenship law.’
Al-Jazeera writes that the number of people killed in demonstrations against the law deemed anti-Muslim reached 21, killing at least 15 people in the northern Indian province of Uttar Pradesh.
Along with these demonstrations, al-Jazeera has also put the news on his page to criticize India at the international level. Al-Jazeera also gave space to his page to criticize Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed’s citizenship law.
The Japan Times has also published news related to these demonstrations. The website has published a view of itself, which has been titled as ‘India is abandoning its founding principles‘.
In this article, ‘The Japan Times’ wrote that the task of nation-building for Hindu nationalists is incomplete as long as there are many people of identity in the country who can all claim to be Indians.
The website wrote that ‘Hindu nationalists believe that without a unified nation, the country’s strength and economic development are impossible’.
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