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India: Violent protests continue against controversial citizenship law

India: Violent protests continue against controversial citizenship law
December 14, 2019
NEW DEHLI ( 92 News ) – In India, two people have been killed and twenty five injured by police firing, eighty-five arrested and thousands detained in violent protests against the new citizenship law across the Assam state. The curfew has been imposed in many other cities after violent protests against the new citizenship law spread to more areas in West Bengal. Several police vehicles were set on fire in Guwahati and Dibrugarh by the protesters against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The curfew is still in force in these cities for the second consecutive day. Protesters torched at least fifteen buses on an expressway in West Bengal state, holding up traffic for several hours. At least half a dozen railway stations in the state were also vandalized and set on fire, leading to the cancellation of many long-distance trains. Chief of India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Asaduddin Owaisi has filed a petition before the Supreme Court challenging the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.