Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) held a hearing about how citizenship laws are leveraged to deny religious minorities the legal protections of citizenship, making them vulnerable to exploitation, discrimination, and mass atrocities. In the March 5th, 2020 eisode of NPR's Morning Edition, "Is India's Citizenship Law A Tool For Oppression? U.S. Panel Holds Hearing" Varshney's testimony that the new law "creates an atmoshpere for violence" is highlighted. Listen to the full clip.