February 17 Monday

Constitutional Attacks in India

  • Monday, February 17, 2020 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • SLB Room 120
  • Open To The Yale Community
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'Constitutional Attacks in India' will feature two constitutional law scholars, Professors Tarunabh Khaitan and Faizan Mustafa, and human rights lawyer Aman Wadud. The three will discuss recent developments in India that have caused massive protests and sparked a dialogue on discrimination, identity, and the Indian Constitution.

Specifically, the event will discuss the recent Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and proposed National Registry of Citizens (NRC) in India. The CAA created an expedited path to Indian citizenship for adherents to six religions who flee persecution in surrounding countries, but the Act notably excluded Muslim people from its list. The proposed NRC would require people in India to provide documents to prove their citizenship. These efforts together have raised legitimate concerns that the Indian Government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is targeting India’s Muslim minority.

Join us for a conversation on how the Indian Government's actions implicate the Indian Constitution and principles of non-discrimination, inclusion, and diversity. We thank the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights and the South Asian Studies Council for their financial support.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale South Asian Law Students Association
Yale Muslim Law Students Association
Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights
South Asian Studies Council


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