Aman Wadud is a Guwahati-based human rights lawyer. He works with the Justice and Liberty Initiative, which takes on cases of those deprived of citizenship in Assam
Aman Wadud writes: Citizenship is an important right; in fact, the most important right because it is the right to have other rights. But that’s not how the pillars of Indian democracy have treated citizenship.
The authorities have not been treating this matter with the gravity that it deserves. Shifting the goalposts for political gains reflects an extraordinary lack of regard for the people who have been excluded.