Has India Descended Into a Constitutional Theocracy? – By Rajshree Chandra
A year ago, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) was passed by the parliament. Something vital changed about our identity as Indians in its aftermath….
How can we call ourselves a democracy when the law of the land becomes the political will of the regime in power? How can we call ourselves secular when the constitution itself introduces a religious criterion for citizenship?
The more our political sphere – courts, legislature, executive, civil society included – triumphantly mix democratic values with majoritarian religious identity issues, the more we inch towards becoming a constitutional theocracy….