Delhi’s deadly riots, explained by an expert

11-Mar, 2020
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The new law that's testing India’s secular values.
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On December 11th, 2019, India’s parliament passed a controversial new law: the Citizenship Amendment Act. The law fast-tracks citizenship for migrants from three neighboring countries, specifically if they are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, or Christians. It conspicuously leaves out Muslims.
Since the law was passed, it’s drawn widespread opposition and protests, and not only because it discriminates against Muslims. The law is also closely linked to another controversial initiative: the National Registry of Citizens, a citizenship list that could potentially leave millions of people, primarily Muslims, stateless.
So far, only the northeastern state of Assam has implemented the NRC. In August 2019, the government of Assam published a citizenship list that left off nearly 2 million residents. And without the citizenship fast-track that the Citizenship Amendment Act grants to other religions, the Muslims left off that list are at risk of losing their citizenship entirely.
To understand the law, the national registry of citizens, the controversy they’ve ignited, and what might happen next, we spoke with Milan Vaishnav, Director of the South Asia Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
For more context on India’s secular roots and its tense religious divide, watch our episode of Vox Borders India about the 1947 partition of India:
And for more recent context, you can watch another Vox Borders video about India’s cow vigilantes and their attacks on Muslims in recent years:
If you want to dive deep into the law, here’s both India’s original 1955 Citizenship Act and the 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act, which modifies the original law to provide a new path to citizenship based on religion:
You can also learn more about how documentation (birth certificates in particular) works in India and why millions are vulnerable to the new law:
And watch France 24’s news coverage of the situation in Assam, including the detention camps:
The step-by-step fact-checking process of the verified viral videos of the mosque being vandalized in Delhi can be found here:
And here, for the police brutality video:
Here are some additional sources on the rise of Hindu nationalism in India under Modi’s BJP party:
And finally, you can also read our latest articles covering the most notable developments of the unrest sparked by the Citizenship Amendment Act:
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  • This guy clearly don't know anything about bill

    Ashish KujurAshish Kujur6 kun oldin
  • I’m not Indian, but as far as I’m aware, the CAA is supposed to help persecuted religious minorities get to India and escape the persecution that they would face elsewhere. Additionally, it seems that Indians in the comments and comments on other videos are saying that even non-Muslims who can’t prove they’re from one of the three surrounding Muslim countries also don’t get any special privileges.

    Cap'n CakeCap'n Cake7 kun oldin
    • Correct

      Himanshu ChaudharyHimanshu Chaudhary3 kun oldin
  • A Random Indian guy . Vox : He is our Expert 😂😂😂😂

    Chota PanditChota Pandit8 kun oldin
  • Illegal Migrants fleeing religious persecution in Islamic countries. If you're gonna tell stuff, tell it whole.

    PrathameshPrathamesh9 kun oldin
  • More than 1000 Hindu/Jain/Buddhist Temples & Statutes got destroyed in Pakistan and Bangladesh also in POK regions... Just saw yesterday a temple in Rawalpindi got destroyed by Jihadis 😶 We literally need CAA/NRC 🙏🏻

    Aryan YadavAryan Yadav12 kun oldin
  • Jai Shri Ram

    vaibhav devkarvaibhav devkar12 kun oldin
  • The leaders are corrupted.

    APE Suit9APE Suit915 kun oldin
  • Support CAA, NRC.

    Gamers War gameGamers War game16 kun oldin
  • What is happening in Bangladesh against Hindus report it if you wanna to be validated

    Tarun BharatTarun Bharat16 kun oldin
    • You mean the religious riot.

      Abdul KarimAbdul Karim16 kun oldin
  • Don't support Muslims

    sri nathsri nath17 kun oldin
  • Free Illegal Indian Occupied Jammu And Kashmir (IIOJ&K)

    sadek mahmudul hasan alloksadek mahmudul hasan allok18 kun oldin
  • Imagin Being "a Hindu" (Mushrikun) and getting sent back to an Islamic state like Pakistan which treats Non-Muslims worst than an animal. Which is one of the reasons you ran from Pakistan/Bangladesh/Afganistan. But yeah! Muslims who are the top Beneficiary of Government subsidiary still don't have legit parers is Hysterically sounding LOGIC AGAINST CAA

    Rohit RaiRohit Rai18 kun oldin
  • Modi hatao desh bachao

    Shubham BhattacharyaShubham Bhattacharya19 kun oldin
  • Shame on this channel spreading false ideology

    Sourav GamerSourav Gamer20 kun oldin
    • Bhakt spotted

      Tanmay PawarTanmay Pawar19 kun oldin
  • CAA is completely constitutional

    gaurav dasgaurav das23 kun oldin
  • The bill is not bad. Muslims have Pakistan and Bangladesh nearby. Where will the persecuted Hindus,sikhs, jains, Buddhists, parsis and Christians go to live happily??

    ܫܠܐܡܐ ܫ̰ܶܫ̰ܳܦ̇ܐܰܫܠܐܡܐ ܫ̰ܶܫ̰ܳܦ̇ܐܰ23 kun oldin
    • @ܫܠܐܡܐ ܫ̰ܶܫ̰ܳܦ̇ܐܰ religious riot in bangladesh mate.

      Abdul KarimAbdul Karim16 kun oldin
    • @ALSM you are incredibly ignorant. Persecution of Hindus and Christians in Pakistan is well known. Stop lying.

      ܫܠܐܡܐ ܫ̰ܶܫ̰ܳܦ̇ܐܰܫܠܐܡܐ ܫ̰ܶܫ̰ܳܦ̇ܐܰ22 kun oldin
    • @ܫܠܐܡܐ ܫ̰ܶܫ̰ܳܦ̇ܐܰ Also, there haven't been any persecution of minorities in Pakistan. They suffer from discrimination which have been decreasing but still is a severe problem. But that isn't a big deal as this one. Or Israel invading Palestine's land. It isn't bigger than racism and discrimination in other countries like European toward Muslim and American toward Mexicans.

      ALSMALSM22 kun oldin
    • @ܫܠܐܡܐ ܫ̰ܶܫ̰ܳܦ̇ܐܰ But all the detail say about other things. considered

      ALSMALSM22 kun oldin
    • @ALSM the bill is about illegal immigrants. Muslim citizens can stay but illegal Muslim immigrants will be kicked out. Have you seriously never heard about the hindu and Christian persecution in Pakistan?????

      ܫܠܐܡܐ ܫ̰ܶܫ̰ܳܦ̇ܐܰܫܠܐܡܐ ܫ̰ܶܫ̰ܳܦ̇ܐܰ22 kun oldin
  • They don't included Muslims because the neighbouring countries of India are all islamic states and doesn't discriminate against Muslims while they all forcefully convert other religions into Islam . If you want to know the real truth , see how many Hindus and Christians lived in Pakistan after partition in 1947 and how many are left . Rather than pushing your agenda in India , check the situation of minorities in Bangladesh and Pakistan and cover the subjects which are needed to be covered .

    Gaurav TyagiGaurav Tyagi23 kun oldin

    Shriniwas SomvanshiShriniwas Somvanshi23 kun oldin
  • When a innocent muslim beaten to death and prayed to Almighty for Justice . Corona: Your prayer granted.

    Tuk tukTuk tuk24 kun oldin
  • Isn't Afghanistan an ally of India I had Afghan Friends, yes they immigrated but they needed to escape the war over there after the lockdown they returned to Afghanistan this is what angers me most about CAA

    Ei EpixEi Epix24 kun oldin
  • 0:49

    Ankit KaliaAnkit Kalia25 kun oldin
  • Silence from media and entertainment industry biggest failure of Indian democracy .

    Bhavya GambhirBhavya Gambhir27 kun oldin
  • In India, people don't even know what they are protesting for

    Kushagra NamdevKushagra NamdevOy oldin
    • Underrated comment bro

      Hello GuysHello Guys18 kun oldin
    • Exactly bro

      KRI SHKRI SH28 kun oldin
  • lol left-wing western media talking to far left Indian media guy about politics in India. Need a microscope to look for the truth.

    Make PastaMake PastaOy oldin
  • just let people be free

    Mendy KlippsMendy KlippsOy oldin
  • 15 मिनिट के लिए पुलिस हटा दो

    samurai 99samurai 99Oy oldin
  • This is not true. Hindus(or any other community) cannot get a bypass or a lifeline via CAA if they are excluded from NRC.

    Harisankar ArunHarisankar ArunOy oldin
  • "Why so much anaxities out in India ?" naah why so much anaxities out in Muslims ? Ans- because they want to protect their "Rohingiyans" muslims out in india those who have fled from the Myanmar nd have took shelter in India .

    PLZZPLZZOy oldin
    • But isn't India provide universal citizenship to anyone who stayed for certain time period? Ain't we provided home for many Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Tibetans. But is not India a secular country with min. basic respect and values towards all the humanity. What has gone wrong now?

      rahul reddyrahul reddyOy oldin
  • Modi is ruining india

    asfia fatimaasfia fatimaOy oldin
  • this is also about the bordering Northeastern states of tripura and assam where many refugee of the war 1970 bangladesh pakistan war all the war refugees were in TRipura and Assam the state that took the most was tripura where the indeginous populations became the minority because the people have not stop coming since the 1970s for further detail you should be researching through out both parties thepeople of tripura and assam the native of those states people would able to see that tripura demographic have change for ever

    Jackson DebbarmaJackson DebbarmaOy oldin
  • This was a planned riot . When the left wing saw no support at the end they misinterpreted the bill act and anguished people.

  • Hey what about Islamophobia in France 😂😂

    AmanAmanOy oldin
    • What's laughing in this dude

      AbhijeetAbhijeetOy oldin
  • That thumbnail is making me sad. This was a very shameful move for India.

    Bumble BeeBumble BeeOy oldin
  • Why do this

    camilla onlycamilla onlyOy oldin
  • Bhakts voted for it and the BJP has delivered with the violence on streets.

    PradeepPradeepOy oldin
    • Not bhakts, the poor voted for the BJP the most, their share of voters this time was largely the poor

      Naresh KumarNaresh KumarOy oldin
  • Vox is outright anti India & Anti Hindu there's no doubt about it.

    marvel avengersmarvel avengersOy oldin
  • The violence got started due to BJP party worker threatening to people protesting against the CAA and NRC black law passed by the government in parliament...the video is explained like the violence was pro Muslim but in reality more than 50 Muslim has lost their lives and till date no investigation has been made by the government...

    hosayn shakirhosayn shakirOy oldin
  • It was an anti hindu riot. Just for the record, Cars were burnt after checking the owners registeration certificate online.

    ishan khatriishan khatriOy oldin
  • and now the farmers protest.... ....shame on modi......

    Arjot SinghArjot SinghOy oldin
  • Muslim demanded pakistan in 1947 and india division was happened, now you wants the muslim who are in pakistan want to come to back to india , india has to accept them , the why they demanded pakistan . We support CAA

    Best way ToBest way ToOy oldin
  • Muslims already got there Islamic nation in 1947

  • indian modi government is making india undeveloped country....

    Yuvraj SinghYuvraj SinghOy oldin
  • Jai bjp 🚩 jai shri ram

    Sidharth dasSidharth dasOy oldin
  • Irrespective of how the bill goes out, what happened was shameful. And I don't believe that the ppl who indulged in the violence are Hindus, Muslims or Indian, these guys are a pure menace and should be behind the bars.

    Samarpan DasSamarpan DasOy oldin
  • "It's true it was a Muslim led riot " " But Muslims bore the brunt " It's like blaming the homeowner for inflicting damage on a burgler 🤷‍♂️

    Big TunaBig TunaOy oldin
  • आम आदमी पार्टी और सेंट्रल पर बैठी भाजपा को दंगा मुबारक हो दिल्ली का दंगा दिवस बनाना चाहिए इनको दिल्ली राइट का क्योंकि दोनों दोनों ने अपनी अपनी राजनीति की रोटी सेकी

    Zuhaib khanZuhaib khanOy oldin
  • Or Agar Allah na dua qabol ki to tum namaz parna Quran parna or tabiat karan Allah na kaha ha Agar tum log mere ibadat karo to alah na kaha ka ma tum login ka ghar gold ka bana don ga sub kuch

    zainab khushalzainab khushalOy oldin
  • Acha India wolon tum log aik trick rat ma sona sa pahla aik choti likhi apna bhagwan gjo bhee tum na mangna ha or dosra din Allah ko likhi dekh ta Han kon tumhari dua kabol kar ta ha

    zainab khushalzainab khushalOy oldin
  • India tuje to ma choron gi nhi

    zainab khushalzainab khushalOy oldin
  • Is Modi illiterate? Can't he read the words written in the preamble? I guess this is what happens when you appoint a "chai wala" as the prime minister. He doesn't deserve to be the Prime minister of this country!

    Romanpreet KaurRomanpreet KaurOy oldin
  • Lol😂

    राष्ट्रवादीराष्ट्रवादीOy oldin
  • 1:39 H2o is the liquid you always drink. So what is water?

    Nemesis FootballNemesis FootballOy oldin
    • Dafuq you sayin

      Omkar JhaOmkar JhaOy oldin
  • just shake head

    Marvel ViandraMarvel ViandraOy oldin
  • Dear Vox, you skip to mention one important point that this so called Hindu Muslim riot was specifically planned during the Trump visit with set agenda.

    Ankit SaraswatAnkit SaraswatOy oldin
    • @aayush gaming There are videos of it.

      Sriram RSriram R2 kun oldin
    • People need enough proof to consider if it is was truly.

      ALSMALSM23 kun oldin
    • @Siddhant Baghel last year February ki bat horhi h bhai 2020feb not abi ka farmer's protest ap confused to nahi ho ? I know last 2 sal se capital circus ki trah ho gya h but try and keep up. Read the entire thing btw and add it all up.

      udit singhudit singhOy oldin
    • @Siddhant Baghel oh so i must be living in some other east delhi right ? Sorry bro

      udit singhudit singhOy oldin
    • @udit singh lol riots were happening from Nov and he gave speech in I think jab or Feb not sure. Can't give ans to all your misconception or white washed truth . Just watch the wire interview with kapil mishra you will get you ans

      Siddhant BaghelSiddhant BaghelOy oldin
  • The main problem is indians especially hindus are not to far sighted If they would have been then they would have fixed the population of certain minority to 5% then there would not have been a problem

    Sukhpreet SinghSukhpreet SinghOy oldin
    • Indira gandhi madarchod ne emergency na lagai hoti to ho jata tab

      Kalpit agarwalKalpit agarwalOy oldin
  • This videos is manipulate people and they told all things in this videos are half truth . 1. CAA not take citizenship but it give citizenship to minorities of Islamic countries which is suppress their 2. Give to proof of citizenship is very practical and not as told in videos. 3. They blame about discrimination between religion bases but this act bring for suppress minority of others religion people . 4. India have very limited resources High unemployment poor health and education system due to poor education due to high population so I recommend to bring much more people to allow .

    Mukul NainwalMukul NainwalOy oldin
  • Tahir Hussain exist. The guy - I don't know him

    RainRain2 oy oldin
  • The documents are simpler even then what's needed to take SIM card...few doc's are here... 1. ID card (aadhar,PAN,votter ID...etc...) 2.Any document issued by govt of India or any state authority... And many more... But I believe that if someone is indian he will have either of 1 or 2.. Infact light bill , driving licence, or any suc kind of silly doc. Will be included in 2nd catagory...

    Moksha DaniMoksha Dani2 oy oldin
  • Watch video by String for delhi riots

    Moksha DaniMoksha Dani2 oy oldin
  • Jai shree ram When if and but comes? Rama saves

  • Why you cut this vedio in many time. What you want to hide.🤔

    Vibhanshu PatelVibhanshu Patel2 oy oldin
  • Quaid e Azam the founder of Pakistan said it a century ago that Muslims are not a minority in subcontinent rather they are a separate nation and he officialised two nations theory in India and after watching Muslims getting suppressed everyday in India and are treated on the basis of prejudiced by indian government it proves two nations theory is a 100 percent truth and Quaid e Azam was intelligent and visionary and Pakistan is a true blessing. 🇵🇰❤️

    Uzair AfridiUzair Afridi2 oy oldin
    • Pisslam

      Kungfu KennyKungfu Kenny27 kun oldin

  • 1:22 Illegal MIGRANTS? or Immigrants?

    Manu K.Manu K.2 oy oldin
  • China k Muslim k bare m kab banane walo h

    Abhishek vatsAbhishek vats2 oy oldin
    • Waow! Incredible whataboutery! Hats off! It's like if your teacher beats you badly but on filing FIR, argues that your father used to beat you always so his crime should not be taken so seriously.

      Shalini Tiwari's cornerShalini Tiwari's corner7 kun oldin
    • bana chuke hai, search kijiye

      Ei EpixEi Epix24 kun oldin

    • Ok

      Sadakit HussainSadakit Hussain2 oy oldin
  • Laws were framed to rescue the persecuted and people are crying for persecutors...

    shashank koppalshashank koppal2 oy oldin
    • @Soma Chatterjee he referred to Muslim

      Chhandak hereChhandak hereOy oldin
    • So you are agreeing that you are persecutors cuz you are the majority in your own country

      Soma ChatterjeeSoma ChatterjeeOy oldin
    • Dil ko chu gayi

      Chhandak hereChhandak hereOy oldin
  • Myslims are very noisy in India.

  • Modi murdabad

    Ex- BARC CEOEx- BARC CEO2 oy oldin
  • why do people not like Muslims I thought it was pacifically a US thing you know because of confusion about 911 and then I see that China has freaking camps and now Indian doesn’t like Muslims what’s the problem

    Sean KaneSean Kane2 oy oldin
  • This dumbhead modi is demolishing india

    Education ModeEducation Mode2 oy oldin
  • बीजेपी ने ही दिल्ली में दंगा कराया है।

    Ayushman PrakharAyushman Prakhar2 oy oldin
    • Nope that's AAP tahir Hussain

      Xí-fiNXí-fiN2 oy oldin
  • बीजेपी की दिल्ली चुनाव में हार का बदला दिल्ली दंगा ही है।

    Ayushman PrakharAyushman Prakhar2 oy oldin
  • Now The Indian government is after its farmers.

    HavocHavoc2 oy oldin
  • Everybody knows what the end game is. The far right hindutwa govt wants to religiously polarize the country with the help of some religious fanatics, inorder to stay in power forever... It's that simple.

    SaaliSaali2 oy oldin
    • @Proxcima Century India is not a Hindu country, every religion and people who don't believe in any religion can and should co-exist in this great country. But you can't deny the fact that the BJP, RSS led government is clearly dividing the country on the basis of religion to benefit in elections and it is scary.

      SaaliSaali2 oy oldin
  • Modi is new Hitler of the world

    Gandhi GandhiGandhi Gandhi2 oy oldin
  • Excellent

    Gandhi GandhiGandhi Gandhi2 oy oldin
  • Only modi can save India wakeup Hindus let’s support him

    Neel PunmiyaNeel Punmiya2 oy oldin
  • India is a Communizonal country.👹👹👹👹👹

    Fahim AlaminFahim Alamin2 oy oldin
  • It's still half a story and that too molded. What kind of expert is he? 😂😂

    Umang SharmaUmang Sharma2 oy oldin
  • Expert media cleverly omitted the tahir hussian and saheenbaug rioters.Govt of India ban these types of channels

    ramesh nadarramesh nadar2 oy oldin
  • I support caa

    EinsteinEinstein2 oy oldin
  • Kurnam teach bilance

    Hind ki awaz Ashoka empireHind ki awaz Ashoka empire2 oy oldin
  • very nice...

    Law One Should KnowLaw One Should Know2 oy oldin
  • India turning to Iraq and Syria

    Antareep MazumderAntareep Mazumder2 oy oldin
  • Thrump in delhi

    sandeep singh negisandeep singh negi2 oy oldin
  • Quaid was right 😊

    Raafe KhanRaafe Khan2 oy oldin
  • i just hate muslims

    mini worldmini world2 oy oldin
    • Why tho??

      lolong Donairelolong Donaire2 oy oldin
  • So you guys think, the country which was partitioned to be India for Hindus and Pakistan for Muslims again want India to welcome Muslims from Pakistan or Bangladesh...?? Then What's the point of Partition.. Then just merge them back into India.

    Madness IncorporatedMadness Incorporated2 oy oldin
  • India and hindus won't tolerate terrorism anymore. Period. this video is inaccurate.

    Gaurav PawarGaurav Pawar2 oy oldin
    • @slashdragon whole world know who is who

      Gaurav PawarGaurav Pawar2 oy oldin
    • Islam is not terrorisme, but some Indians are starting to act like ones

      slashdragonslashdragon2 oy oldin
  • Don't support terrorism Vox

    Wisdom ChannelWisdom Channel2 oy oldin
  • Trump left modi to go ( this two man are curse to democracy)

    करन रावत ।करन रावत ।2 oy oldin
    • 😂😂tell that to indira gandhi lol

      Aditya SinhaAditya Sinha2 oy oldin
  • In 1941, United India had 24% Muslims, they got 26% land (Pakistan + Bangladesh) in 1947. Muslims in India (1951) = 9.8% Muslims in India (2011) = 14.2% Islam is the fastest growing religion in India since 1947 Non-Muslims in United Pakistan (1951) = 15% Non-Muslims in Pakistan (now) = 3% Non-Muslims in Bangladesh (now) = 9% So in all 3 countries Muslims are increasing while non-Muslims are decreasing. Why? We all know once Muslims come in power or become majority. Non-Muslims have 3 choices flee/convert to Islam/get persecuted. Some examples, Iran was a Zoroastrian country but more Zoroastrians live in India than in Iran. It is now 99.3% Muslim. Sikhism's birth place is West Punjab, United India (now Pakistan). Now more Sikhs live in UK than in Pakistan.

    Rupendra Nr ChaudharyRupendra Nr Chaudhary2 oy oldin
  • Such a half way truth u Vox people speak. Seriously 🥺

    Kratika SrivastavaKratika Srivastava2 oy oldin
  • all the hindus angry in the comments speaks volumes

    E. KE. K2 oy oldin
  • The media was responsible for this .....

    Sri HartatikSri Hartatik2 oy oldin
  • hindu nationalists (BJP) = white supremacist they both the same

    E. KE. K2 oy oldin
    • Agreed, the c.v. are a great example. If they don't wish for violence then stop the c.v. from killing people and let the police expand and let them do their jobw

      _ TableArmy __ TableArmy _2 oy oldin
    • Funny joke 😂😂😂

      Ashish ManavartheAshish Manavarthe2 oy oldin
  • This expert of yours knows nothing. He is a fool and you are fooling people

    raghav jaiswalraghav jaiswal2 oy oldin
  • Who are extremists now

    Abrar TJツAbrar TJツ2 oy oldin
    • Anti CAA rioters

      Ashish ManavartheAshish Manavarthe2 oy oldin
  • Every problem is happening in this world led by Islam that is what a lot of ignorance people thinking

    Mohamed BaziMohamed Bazi2 oy oldin
    • @no clue Arabs are not the only Muslim men

      Mohamed BaziMohamed Bazi2 oy oldin
    • Bruh 99 percent Arabs hate refugees weather they are Muslim or non Muslims

      Mohamed BaziMohamed Bazi2 oy oldin
    • Let me tell something bruh idc really what other pple think but me I don’t really hate anyone I am Somali and if non Muslim come to my country I will welcome open arms and I’m not lying to u

      Mohamed BaziMohamed Bazi2 oy oldin
    • So what u saying is Islam hate non Muslim is that what u said

      Mohamed BaziMohamed Bazi2 oy oldin
    • @no clue bruh they can live where ever they want

      Mohamed BaziMohamed Bazi2 oy oldin