ABSTRACT

This chapter explores one such transnational digital congregation that emerged in the latter half of 2019 but faded in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. In Nomad Citizenship, while expressing the need for public outrage against the state politics of “populist ultranationalism,” and practices of citizenship, Holland calls for “thinking through the outrage philosophically, rather than simply taking sides for one State-form against the other.” In 2016, the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) was introduced by the BJP government as an act of amendment to the earlier 1955 Citizenship Act of India. In a January 2020 post on the Facebook page “German Indians Support CAA,” the Citizenship Amendment Act was called the “Citizenship Modification Act,” reiterating the “Modi” mania. The Indian diasporas' online networks of CAA support and dissent in Germany indicate a spatiotemporal and material shift in the site of citizenship practices.