Protests in India against Citizenship Amendment Act

In New Delhi and other large Indian cities people are taking part in protests against the citizenship amendment act and the policy of Narendra Modi. The police is taking severe measures to disperse the protesters.

Protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act have overflown India during the last month.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019. It amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 by providing a path to Indian citizenship for Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian religious minorities that had fled persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan before December 2014. Muslims were not given such eligibility. The act was the first time religion had been overtly used as a criterion for citizenship under Indian law.


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