India’s decision to strip over four million people of citizenship in the North-Eastern state of Assam is a form of gerrymandering aimed at alienating the states Muslim population, Shvetal Vyas Pare writes.
In the state but not of it: The newly stateless people of Assam
Why the death penalty will not solve India’s rape crisis
India’s internal security crisis of sexual violence
According to John Baylis, security can be defined as freedom from threats to core values for both groups and individuals. Thereby, internal security can be defined as protecting civilians within sovereign borders from threats. A culture of rape and sexual violence is thus an internal security issue because it threatens the freedom and safety of India’s female population. Since the 2012 Delhi Gang Rape and the sensationalist response of the media, the world’s attention has turned to India’s issues of sexual violence. The existing laws have been amended with stricter effect, and recently, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a number of issues that affected women, in his first Independence Day speech. One of these issues was rape.
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