Professor Amit Ahuja and Rajkamal Singh, Political Science Graduate Student, published the opinion piece, “Why electorally secure Modi govt cracked down on CAA protesters so brutally" in The Print, which also received a mention in the Economist.
"India has been in the middle of a protest cycle. The scale and geographic spread of the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens have surprised the Bharatiya Janata Party government as well as India watchers. The BJP leadership, nationally and in the states, has tried to crush the protests and dismissed concerns of those against the CAA-NRC. But an electorally secure Narendra Modi government could have avoided an over-the-top response, which may have robbed it of its legitimacy."
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