M. Mohsin Alam Bhat

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

The Constitutional Case Against the Citizenship Amendment Bill

Economic and Political Weekly (2019) Vol. lIV No. 3
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 06 May 2019
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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India, Citizenship, Equality, Discrimination, Migration, Immigration, Refugees, Law, Constitution, Citizenship Law

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Constructing Secularism: Separating ‘Religion’ and ‘State’ under the Indian Constitution

Australian Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 11, 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Aug 2012
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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India, Constitution, Secularism, Religion, Supreme Court of India

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Between Trust and Democracy: The Election Commission of India and the Question of Constitutional Accountability

in Constitutional Resilience in South Asia (Jhaveri et al. eds, Bloomsbury 2023).
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 05 May 2024
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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India, electoral commissions, election commission of india, democracy, accountability, trust, NMIs, non-majoritarian institutions, bureaucracy, expert bodies, Supreme Court of India, public trust, electoral integrity, EVMs

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Religious Freedom in Contest: Enforcing Religion Through Anti-Conversion Laws in India

Journal of Law, Religion and State (2021)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Jul 2021
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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Religious freedom, religious conversion, religious liberty, proselytization, missionaries, India, Gandhi, tolerance, religious autonomy, caste, Supreme Court of India, religious conflict, love jihad, Ambedkar, Indian Constitution, stereotyping, Hinduism, discrimination

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Citizenship and the Mass Production of Statelessness in Assam

India Exclusion Report (2020)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Feb 2021
Abdul Kalam Azad, M. Mohsin Alam Bhat and Harsh Mander
VU University Amsterdam, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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India, citizenship, statelessness, Assam, exclusion, justice, discrimination, bureaucracy, refugees

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The Crime Vanishes: Mob Lynching, Hate Crime and Police Discretion in India

11(1) Jindal Global Law Review (2020)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Jul 2020
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat, Vidisha Bajaj and Sanjana Arvind Kumar
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, O. P. Jindal Global University - Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) and O. P. Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Law School
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Hate Crime, Mob Lynching, Police Discretion, Institutional Bias, Communal Violence

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‘Religion’ Versus ‘Rights’: Why We are Wrong about ‘Defamation of Religions’

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Aug 2012
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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Islam, Human Rights, Religion, European Muslims

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‘The Irregular’ and the Unmaking of Minority Citizenship: The Rules of Law in Majoritarian India

Queen Mary Law Research Paper No. 395/2022
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Nov 2022 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2023
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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authoritarianism, democratic decline, autocratic legalism, rule of law, minorities, ethnocracy, citizenship, India

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The Case for Collecting Hate Crimes Data in India

Law & Policy Brief, Vol. 4(9) 2018
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 May 2019
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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Hate Crimes, India, Criminal Justice System, Law Reform, Minorities, Human Rights, Data, Crimes Data

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Authoritarianism in Indian State, Law, and Society

(2022) 55 Verfassung und Recht in Übersee (VRÜ) / World Comparative Law (WCL), p. 459-477 (bit.ly/40ilESC)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 01 May 2023
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat, Mayur Suresh and Deepa Das Acevedo
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, University of London - School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Autocratic legalism, ethnocracy, democratic decline, illiberal constitutionalism, democratic erosion, democratic crisis, India, Hindu nationalism, Hindutva, Modi, ethnic nationalism, authoritarianism, democratic backsliding, ethnic democracy, secularism, minorities, minority rights, terror laws

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The Parliament and State Legislatures of India

Po Jen Yap and Rehan Abeyratne (eds), Routledge Handbook of Asian Parliaments (Routledge 2023)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2023
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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Parliament, Legislature, India, Westminster System, Commonwealth Model, Federalism, Representation, Democracy, Executive Accountability

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Mob, Murder, Motivation: The Emergence of Hate Crime Discourse in India

16(1) Socio-Legal Review (2020)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Jun 2020
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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Lynching, Mob Violence, Hate Crime, India, Discrimination, Minorities, Religious Minorities, Caste, Criminal Justice, Vigilantism, Indian Muslims, Equal Citizenship, Supreme Court of India, Law and Media, Law and Social Movements, Communal Violence, Subordination, Atrocities, Targeted Violence, PIL

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On the Verge: Revocation and Denial of Citizenship in India

Revocation of Citizenship:The New Policies of Conditional Membership, Edited by Émilien Fargues and Iseult Honohan, RSC2021/23 Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Global Governance Programme - 438 GLOBALCIT
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Jul 2021
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat and Aashish Yadav
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law and Jindal Global Law School
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Citizenship, citizenship revocation, citizenship deprivation, citizenship denial, statelessness, India, Citizenship Amendment Act, right to nationality, discrimination, Assam

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Doubtful Citizens: Irregularization and Precarious Citizenship in Contemporary India

Statelessness in Asia (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 May 2022 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2024
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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citizenship, nationality, right to nationality, statelessness, human rights, refugees, due process, national security, discrimination, ethnicity, judicial abdication, racialization, migration

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Equality in Secularism: Contemporary Debates on Social Stratification and the Indian Constitution

Neo, Jaclyn L., Arif A. Jamal, and Daniel PS Goh, eds. Regulating Religion in Asia: Norms, Modes, and Challenges. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Apr 2020
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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India, secularism, constitution, discrimination, affirmative action, minorities, Muslims, Dalits, caste, Dalit Muslims, backward classes 

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'Muslim Caste' Under Indian Law: Between Uniformity, Autonomy and Equality

Quaderni Di Diritto E Politica Ecclesiastica 20. Speciale (2017): 165-190
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 May 2019
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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India, Personal Laws, Muslim Personal Law, Religion, Muslims, Islam, Caste, Social Stratification

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Governing Democracy Outside the Law: India’s Election Commission and the Challenge of Accountability

Asian Journal of Comparative Law (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Aug 2021
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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Election management bodies, elections, law of democracy, regulation, electoral regulation, India, Election Commission, soft law, fourth branch, representation, political parties, Code, nudge, notice, accountability

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Conceptual Experimentation Through Design in Pedagogical Contexts: Lessons From an Anti-hate Crime Project in India

(Forthcoming) The Law Teacher https://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2023.2275496
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2023
Amanda Perry-Kessaris, M. Mohsin Alam Bhat and Joanna Perry
Kent Law School, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law and Institute for Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck College, University of London
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Legal design, hate crime, conceptual experimentation, sociolegal design.

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Twilight Citizenship

729 Seminar (May 2020)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Jun 2020
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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Indian, Citizenship, Assam, Statelessness, Adjudication, Evidence, Legal Documents, Exception, Human Rights, Bureaucracy

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Purgatory in Kashmir: Violation of Juvenile Justice in the Indian Jammu and Kashmir

Purgatory in Kashmir: Violation of Juvenile Justice in the Indian Jammu and Kashmir (2019)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 May 2019
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat and Suroor Mander
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Kashmir, Human Rights, Juvenile Justice, Children in Conflict, Armed Conflict, India

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Court as a Symbolic Resource: Indra Sawhney Case and the Dalit Muslim Mobilization

Rosenberg, Gerald N., Sudhir Krishnaswamy, and Shishir Bail, eds. A Qualified Hope. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 Apr 2020
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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Social Movements, Caste, India, Affirmative Action, Reservations, Dalits, Muslims, Dalit Muslims, Discrimination

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(Un)Credible Citizen: Citizenship Dispossession, Documents and the Politics of the Rule of Law

Queen Mary Law Research Paper No. 430/2024, Forthcoming in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2024)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 May 2024
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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Citizenship, statelessness, legal identity, documents, bureaucracy, status determination, refugees, courts, judicial politics, populism, immigration, South Asia, India, the rule of law, discrimination, paper citizens, undocumented migrants, denationalization, precarious citizenship

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Constitutional Citizenship in India: Contours and Contradictions

The Cambridge Companion to the Constitution of India (2024)
Number of pages: 29
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
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Citizenship, Constitution, Constitutional citizenship, India, jus soli, statelessness, refugees, discrimination, secularism, securitisation, Indian Muslims, the Rohingyas, non-refoulment, Assam, NRC, immigration, constitutional alienage, popular sovereignty, BJP, Citizenship (Amendment) Act

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Lost in Translation? Applying the Hate Crime Concept to an Indian Context

Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2024)
Number of pages: 22
M. Mohsin Alam Bhat and Neil Chakraborti
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law and University of Leicester
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hate crime, India, race, caste, violence, discrimination, the UK, criminal justice, hate speech, difference, intersectionality, religion, Dalits, minorities, legal transplants, legal reform