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Artists protest citizenship laws, India

Tactic: Campaigning

The Indian government has introduced a law requiring everyone to prove that they are citizens. Anyone who can’t, risks losing their citizenship and being detained. Many poor people lack the necessary birth certificates. The law applies to everyone, but another new law grants citizenship to minorities that are vulnerable to persecution in neighbouring Muslim majority countries, such as Hindus, Sikhs and Christians. Taken together these laws mean poor Muslims risk statelessness and detention.

Artists across India have participated in widespread protests against the new laws, transforming public spaces by putting up posters, creating wall murals and a sculpture in the form of a giant iron mesh map of India with the protesters demands.

Source: Al Jazeera

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