Not only it is creating trouble inside the country but the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest is hitting the tourism sector of the country quite hard. Ever since the bill was approved by the cabinet, protests have been going on in the country against it.
The protest that has been covered and watched globally has started to create troubles for the tourism sector. Both International and Domestic tourists are canceling their trips that were booked earlier.
Putting this in numbers an official estimate shows that about 200,000 domestic and international tourists have cancelled or postponed their trip to the Taj Mahal in the past two weeks. Other major tourist hotspots of the country (like Assam) are also facing a 60% to 90% decrease in footfall.
The blocking of internet services, deaths in protests, and the beating of students by police that have been a part of this CAA protest have kept the tourists at bay. Those foreign tourists who are on a trip to India are cutting short their trips amidst these protests.
Countries around the world have also started to issue advisories to their citizens who are in India or are planning to take a trip down here. United States, Britain, Russia, Israel, Singapore, Canada, and Taiwan are some of the nations that have issued travel advisories asking their citizens to either refrain from visiting India or to exercise caution when visiting.
The effect on tourism industry amidst the economic slowdown is the last thing that the country wants at this stage. With the National Population Register (NPR) being approved as a first step towards National Register of Citizen (NRC) the protests can boil once again in the country.