The following three videos provide brief snapshots of recent political events in the Indian subcontinent. Many thanks to Janya for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
On December 11 the Indian parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which then became law. It allows members of specific persecuted religious minorities in neighboring countries (Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan) to be granted Indian citizenship if they entered the country, even illegally, before the end of 2014. Muslims in India are up in arms over the CAB because it singles out Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains, and Christians, and excludes Muslims (since they are not persecuted in any of those three states).
In the first video you’ll see Muslims threatening violence in India before the bill passed. The second video shows a little snip of the resulting violent unrest. The third shows testimony by a Hindu in Pakistan about the way members of his religion are treated in that country.
Video 1 — Muslim in India threatens violence over the CAB
Video 2 — Violent Muslim riots in India
Video 3 — A Hindu in Pakistan:
Video transcript #1:
|00:00||We will overturn the government of India. We will change the face of India.|
|00:04||If CAB [Citizenship Amendment Bill] is applied,|
|00:08||we will set fire to the whole of India. We will destroy the city’s|
Video transcript #2:
|00:00||These people have burned the police station, but the media wouldn’t report this.|
|00:09||[Police talking] Stay safe… Stay safe… Stay safe.|
|00:18||[Police appealing] We urge you all to maintain peaceful.|
|00:21||Request everyone to return home and kindly refrain from throwing stones and bricks.|
|00:26||[On screen] Sonia Gandhi, do you support these brutalities?
Video transcript #3:
|00:00||Your behavior matters a lot. The whole community is watching.|
|00:04||You are the community’s representative. Have a seat; the point’s been given to you.|
|00:08||We will talk about both things. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.|
|00:12||Mr. Speaker, I have studied the rules of business and I value them a lot,|
|00:16||and I value all the elderly parliamentarians.|
|00:20||I have been watching for three to four days.|
|00:24||It was once said that Hindu cow’s priest…|
|00:28||It’s our right to worship the cow, and we will do it.|
|00:32||Jokes are made about us, calling us Hindu Hindu, why?|
|00:36||We are Pakistani right? Then why can’t we say our Pakistani?|
|00:40||They want to abuse India; instead they abuse Hindus. What is our fault ?|
|00:44||I have been observing for many days now. In this house they always…|
|00:48||none of the members are talking about what occurred yesterday — no, the day before yesterday.|
|00:52||A Hindu kid was abducted and he was forcefully converted into a Muslim.|
|00:56||Nobody wants to talk about it; they just want to throw Jumlas or make fun of it.|
|01:00||This won’t be tolerated any longer. We are proper citizens; we are Pakistanis.|
|01:04||If someone wants to talk about Hindus, then they should talk about|
|01:08||the 14-year-old kid who was abducted and forcibly converted into a Muslim.|
|01:12||Thank you very much!