How BJP lit the CAB fire that threatens to burn itself in Assam

No one community or creed can claim absolute dominance over any part of this multi-ethnic, multi-religious country, whose demography as well as boundary is a construct of several historical events. | Illustration - Prathap Ravishankar

As expected, the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) fire is burning Assam and Tripura while other north-eastern states are searing from its heat.

The controversial bill is another glaring example of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government’s lack of understanding of the heterogeneity of India. The fiasco also manifested how the BJP and its government are getting entangled in its own false narrative.

No one community or creed can claim absolute dominance over any part of this multi-ethnic, multi-religious country, whose demography as well as boundary is a construct of several historical events.

So, any attempt to address the identity concern of any one section of the people without addressing the contesting claim of another, is bound to have serious repercussions.

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