The changing political realities in West Bengal and Assam states are likely to push the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party to implement the controversial citizenship laws in full speed.
The Indian-American vote base has gone through a major shift compared to the 2016 presidential elections, as a large number of them are now rooting for Donald Trump.
Human rights defenders say Indians must speak up now as the world's largest democracy is "in the danger of turning into a fascist state."
Both amendments to citizenship rights laws and the National Register of Citizens will place pressure on Pakistan and Bangladesh to accept those stripped of nationality.
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