India gripped by more citizenship protests

Several people have been killed and hundreds arrested as protests continue across India.

| Human Rights, India, Asia

People are defying bans on assembly in cities across India. Several protesters have been killed and hundreds arrested as police continue to crack down on them amid large protests against a new citizenship law.

The new legislation, Citizen Amendment Act, allows authorities to grant citizenship to undocumented migrants of several faiths from neighbouring countries but blocks naturalisation for Muslims.

Source: Al Jazeera

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