A protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Mumbai, India, in December 2019. Photo: AP
Nisha Mathew
Opinion

Opinion

Nisha Mathew

Hong Kong was the protest story of 2019. This year it’s Modi’s India

  • Thousands have taken to the streets to defend the world’s largest democracy from the premier’s Bharatiya Janata Party, and the world is taking notice
  • Modi has energised his support base, but last December’s Citizenship Amendment Act has sparked a resistance from across the political spectrum

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A protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Mumbai, India, in December 2019. Photo: AP
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Nisha Mathew

Nisha Mathew

Nisha Mathew is a research fellow with the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore