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

Abstract

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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Published
2020-06-03
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
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