The name is innocuous, even the purpose at first sight unexceptionable. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 is supposed to provide an easier path to citizenship for oppressed minorities who enter the country from neighbouring Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. These “minorities” are defined by religion. Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis and Buddhists will find it easier if they can prove persecution but not Muslims, even if they are clearly being persecuted by their government. So a