"New Indian legislation purports to help those fleeing persecution abroad – but deepens communal divides at home," The Guardian wrote
The citizenship law passed by the Modi government has been met with protests across the country, earning the leader denouncement from the world media for his aspersion.
Here are some of the criticisms the BJP leader earned from the world media:
Modi Makes His Bigotry Even Clearer: New York Times
A citizenship law helps non-Muslim refugees from Muslim-majority countries but ignores Muslim refugees from other nations, stated the New York Times.
In common with other governments around the world that have turned undocumented immigrants into a nationalist issue, including President Trump's, Mr Shah has taken to demonizing the primary target of the dragnets, Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, whom he refers to as "termites", The New York Times condemned this as a bid for turning it into a nationalist issue.
India marks a new low for a democracy: The Washington Post
India has earned itself a dubious distinction: It has imposed the longest-ever Internet shutdown by a democracy, stated the Washington Post.
The American daily further criticised saying: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government abruptly revoked the autonomy of Kashmir this summer, and access to the digital realm disappeared along with the area's statehood. Authorities claimed the blackout, coupled with the rest of the repressive measures put into place in Kashmir, was necessary to usher in an era of prosperity in a society rent by sectarian conflict — and that it would be temporary, until the national security and safety dangers posed by mass communication have passed
The Guardian view on Modi's citizenship law: dangerous for all
The Guardian took a bout on Modi through his tweet. Deeming superficial.
"This is the time to maintain peace, unity and brotherhood." Superficially this is, as the BJP government claims, a law that expands rather than removes rights, The Guardian wrote.
The newspaper further criticised: The purported logic is that Muslims do not need India's help – news to Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and Ahmadis and others in Muslim Pakistan. Should they arrive in Mr Modi's country they will be simply illegal immigrants. In a country where many lack proper documentation, Indian citizens risk the same status.
The Observer view on India's divisive citizenship law
The Observer deemed Narendra Modi's new Indian citizenship law is dangerous and offensive.
It is dangerous because it institutionalises and encourages discrimination against Muslims, a minority of 200 million people that is already the target of daily, petty prejudice and periodic, violent persecution. It is offensive because, whatever the government says, it clearly undermines India's post-independence constitutional commitment to a secular state, The Observer writes.