What is citizenship and what does it mean to lose it

An Analysis of the Citizenship Amendment Act of India

  • Sneha Singh Central European University
Keywords: citizenship, humanness, citizenship amendment act, india, violence


The article conceptualises different definitions of citizenship, drawing parallels between citizenship and humanness. it envisages the meaning of losing citizenship and places in it in a wider ambit of the contemporary Indian political context. Using the example of the recent law called Citizenship Amendment Act in India, it deduces how citizenship is a prerogative to be considered human and those without it face violence largely justified and appropriated not just by society but also by law. 


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How to Cite
Singh, S. (2020). What is citizenship and what does it mean to lose it. Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences, 9(3), 726-732. Retrieved from http://scitecresearch.com/journals/index.php/jprss/article/view/1863