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Citizenship (Amendment) Act: The Pitfalls of Homogenising Identities in Resistance Narratives

While a number of sections of the Indian citizenry have risen against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the dominant discourse of resistance is still largely framed in terms of the issues raised by the state and its agents, including Hindu upper-caste supporters of CAA. However, there is a need for greater reflection on the sociological reality of hierarchical and iniquitous social structure of the Indian subcontinent in resistance narratives.

Changing Voting Behaviour in Kerala Elections

In Kerala, a state with its time-tested social and political tradition which seeks to bind all sections of people together, irrespective of religion or caste, the emergence of the National Democratic Alliance as an alternative to the two mainstream political fronts had its repercussions among a section of the minorities. The fluctuation in the voting preferences signals the crisis the Left Democratic Front is facing. Except for the extremely poor, all other socio-economic groups, including Dalits, Other Backward Castes, the lower classes and the younger generation, are highly volatile and are changing their political preferences, depending on the unfolding social reality.
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