Three Die In Protests Against New Citizenship Law In India

Dec 20, 2019 | Pratirodh Bureau
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Demonstrators display placards and shout slogans during a protest against a new citizenship law, in New Delhi on December 19, 2019

Three people died of injuries sustained in intensifying protests against a new citizenship law in India on Thursday with thousands taking to the streets nationwide in defiance of temporary bans on public gatherings.

Some protesters clashed with police over the law, passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government, that critics say is discriminatory against Muslims and undermines India’s secular constitution.

Police detained hundreds of people in Delhi and Bengaluru and shut down the internet in some districts to help pre-empt large planned protests.

College students, academics, minority Muslim groups and opposition parties have been prominent in an escalating series of street protests now in their second week.