Ever since the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 was passed by Parliament, all hell has broken loose. And with good reason. The Bill sought to provide citizenship to immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. It includes provisions for people from every minority religion: Christians, Parsis, Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs. Conspicuously missing from the list are Muslims, a 200 million-strong population. The United Nations condemned the move as “fundamentally discriminatory“.
10 months ago, protests against the National Registry of Citizens were mounting. In tandem with the Citizenship Bill, people had deemed it the perfect plot to further marginalise a community on religious lines. 10 months ago, 25-year-old rapper Rahul Rajkhowa sat down in front of his camera to rap about it.
In case you needed to refuel the fire in your fight against, press play and give Rahul Rajkhowa’s song a listen.