The Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in the Upper House of the Parliament on Wednesday. With that ensued another round of the Great Liberal Meltdown. For the first time in the history of India, perhaps, a party was being criticized for fulfilling a promise it made in its election manifesto. It appears that liberals want their agenda to rule the roost regardless of electoral results. But as a wise man once said, elections have consequences.
Contributor at Shekhar Gupta’s The Print, Zaina Sikander, was particularly distressed by the fact that the BJP had fulfilled its manifesto promises within seven months of returning to power. She is now wondering what is the bigger plan here. Well, it’s impossible to predict what the Modi-Shah duo has planned but whatever it is, one can safely assume that it won’t make Zainab too happy.
You know what intrigues me..
The bulldozing through so many big moves by BJP in a single year after coming back to power.
What must be the bigger plan?
The next poll showstopper!?
— Zainab Sikander (@zainabsikander) December 11, 2019
Others are lashing out at the movie industry for not speaking out against the CAB. They are citing the example of Hollywood which is a known bastion of sexual perversion. Hollywood has come under severe criticism from ordinary Americans who are sick and tired of the hypocrisy of the American Movie Industry.
Hollywood Celebs who spoke against Muslim Ban policy by Trump Govt:
– Miley Cyrus
– Aston Kutcher
– Jennifer Lawrence
– John Green
– Kim Kard
– Seth Rogen
– JK Rowling
– Ellen DeGeneres
Bollywood Celebs Who spoke against CITIZENSHIP BILL by Modi Govt:
— Nенr_wно™ (@Nehr_who) December 10, 2019
Malini Parthasarathy of The Hindu is still stuck over the fact that the CAB does not provide for citizenship to Muslims from the three Islamic states of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Despite numerous clarifications from the Home Minister, she cannot reconcile herself with the fact that the CAB is designed to help persecuted minorities from the Islamic States in the neighbourhood and Muslims, by definition, cannot feature in it.
Of course, the exclusion of Muslims IS the point! This blatantly discriminatory CAB is a shameful blot on our record as a democracy believing in equality. This exclusionary step by India is bound to have negative global repercussions. Why is the Indian diaspora not worried? https://t.co/zO3kbhXIMD
— Malini Parthasarathy (@MaliniP) December 11, 2019
Rana Ayyub, who was recently instrumental in a propaganda report that seeks to demonize Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and the BJP, was ruing the death of the Idea of India. That mythical idea that seeks to keep India caged under the weight of minority appeasement, regional and linguistic sub-nationalism, and caste politics suffered a crushing defeat during the General Elections of 2019.
Citizenship Amendment Bill passed. Idea of India anyone ?
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) December 11, 2019
Then, there were the usual comparisons with Nazi Germany.
Can we stop comparing ourselves with Pakistan? The only real equivalence is [email protected] Germany
— محترمہ پربھا (@deepsealioness) December 12, 2019
Certain others have already declared that the Indian Constitution is dead and India is a Hindu Rashtra now.
Indian constitution is dead !
India is officially a Hindu Rashtra now ! #CitizenshipAmmendmentBill2019
— Arfa Khanum Sherwani (@khanumarfa) December 11, 2019
The strange thing here is the fact that India is being compared to Nazi Germany merely because it seeks to provide citizenship to persecuted minorities from the neighbouring Islamic States and even Christians are included in the CAB. The people who have not once compared the Islamic States to Nazi Germany are comparing India to the genocidal regime and because of what? Only for providing citizenship to persecuted minorities.
The dedicated agenda that liberals are spreading against the CAB only shows that facts and reason do not matter to them. It does not matter to them that the provisions enshrined within the CAB have been supported even by the CPI(M) and the Congress in the past. When the agenda has been decided, circumstances will be force-fitted to suit the narrative.