Articles by: Naveed Mehmood Ahmad

The CAA question will test the ‘Reasonable Classification Test’

The CAA question will test the ‘Reasonable Classification Test’

With the enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (‘CAA’) and the initiation of processes for creation of a National Register of Indian Citizens ( ‘NRIC’), a citizenship vesting apparatus based on religion, has now been operationalized. In a pre-NRIC exercise, the ‘residents’ of India will be identified by updating the National Population Register (‘NPR’), which will then be worked[Read More…]

by January 2, 2020 India
Kashmir is heading to a point of no return

Kashmir is heading to a point of no return

The crackdown on the mainstream leadership in Jammu and Kashmir and the inability of the present dispensation, to take into confidence the Abdullah’s and the Mufti’s, is deeply problematic. The political doctrine that has been operating in Kashmir since 1947 has now been challenged. Using a ‘not so friendly’ mainstream leadership, to check separatist politics, was one compromise Delhi had[Read More…]

by December 12, 2019 India