For the last few months, India has witnessed protests across the length and breadth of the country. The target of protesters’ ire has been the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA), which aims to amend the definition of illegal immigrant for Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, and Parsi refugees from neighbouring Muslim-majority countries. Though this would result in citizenship for these refugees, the CAA does not make a similar allowance for Muslims.

While India’s security forces have hit the streets to clamp down on anti-CAA demonstrations, police in Delhi have relied heavily on technology.

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Pratap Vikram Singh

Pratap is based out of Delhi and covers policy and myriad intersections with the other sectors, most notably technology. He has worked with Governance Now for seven years, reporting on technology, telecom policy, and the social sector.

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