NRC is perceived by a particular community as targeting them and as seen from the Assam experience can be a tool for othering. The issue with NRC is not that it is a tool for documentation, which in all countries is a legit exercise for allocating public goods but can be an instrument for fear as many Bengalis in Assam have taken their lives. Already people asking for identity proof renewals are being asked questions which were not asked before. This can create panic. Documentation is a reality the world over, although people can fall through those gaps. CAA is a law to support the persecuted. The secularism lens is pretty bogus there.
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