Voter, citizen, Enemy

Gauba, Kanika and Singh, Anshuman (2017) Voter, citizen, Enemy. Economic and Political Weekly, 52 (23). pp. 12-14.

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The ruling party’s attempts to redefi ne citizenship seem intent on bringing popular notions of Indianness in line with its cultural sympathies, in time for the general elections in 2019. In a post-truth age of alternate facts, it may be trite to point out that the state can change entire narratives by controlling defi nitions. This article examines the Citizenship Bill, 2016 and the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2017 to fi nd out if the erasure of the Muslim as “voter” dovetails with a radical refashioning of an “enemy” who is also a “citizen.”

Item Type: Article
Authors: Gauba, Kanika and Singh, Anshuman
Uncontrolled Keywords: Politics, Economics, Uttar Pradesh Election.
Subjects: Social sciences > Political Science
Social sciences > Political Science > Systems of governments & states
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Public Policy and Governance
Full Text Status: Public
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