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India’s Sikhs rally against new citizenship law

Sikhs in Punjab say new law allowing Sikhs but not Muslims from neighbouring countries to apply for citizenship is discriminatory.

The state of Punjab in India has seen some of the most vocal objections to the government’s new Citizenship Amendment Act, which has drawn the anger of millions of people across the country.

While the majority community of Sikhs in Punjab could see their brethren from three neighbouring Muslim countries apply for citizenship, some Sikhs object to the law, viewing it as discriminatory.

Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman reports from Ludhiana in the state of Punjab.