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Five killed as violent clashes erupt in New Delhi over citizenship law

02 February, 2020 8:10 am 8:10 am

NEW DELHI (AFP) – A policeman was among at least five people killed in New Delhi during violent clashes over a contentious citizenship law, local media said, even as US President Donald Trump arrived in the Indian capital for an official visit. Protesters torched at least two houses and shops before later setting a tyre … Read More


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Gunman opens fire at protest against India’s citizenship law in India

01 January, 2020 3:21 pm 3:21 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An unidentified man fired at a protest against India’s new citizenship law near a university in Delhi on Thursday, wounding one person. The witnesses said that the first such incident in the capital city during more than a month of demonstrations. Witnesses said the man holding a gun shouted slogans against … Read More


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Indian SC declines calls to suspend implementation of new citizenship law

01 January, 2020 10:26 am 10:26 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Supreme Court (SC) declined calls to suspend the implementation of a new citizenship law on Wednesday, deciding that a constitutional bench of five judges was needed to hear all the challenges to legislation that critics say discriminates against Muslims. The court gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government four weeks to … Read More


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India ready for New Year’s Eve with fresh protests against citizenship la...

12 December, 2019 7:05 pm 7:05 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Thousands of Indians are set to ring in the New Year by holding protests against a citizenship law, despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to dampen demonstrations that have run for nearly three weeks. India has been rocked by the protests since December 12, when the government passed legislation easing the … Read More


Hundreds detained in India for defying ban on protests against citizenship ...

12 December, 2019 11:33 am 11:33 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Police detained hundreds of people in New Delhi and southern city of Bengaluru on Thursday and shut down the internet in some places as protests entered a second week over a new citizenship law that critics say undermines India’s secular constitution. Citing law and order concerns following violent protests against the … Read More


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Six dead in protests against Indian citizenship law

12 December, 2019 5:17 pm 5:17 pm

GUWAHATI (AFP) – The death toll from violent protests in northeast India against a contentious citizenship law has risen to six, officials said Sunday, as authorities maintained internet bans and curfews to quell unrest. Tension remained high at the epicentre of the unrest in Assam state’s biggest city, Guwahati, with a fresh demonstration expected Sunday … Read More


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New Indian citizenship law discriminatory against Muslims: UN

12 December, 2019 8:33 am 8:33 am

GENEVA (92 News) – The United Nations Human Rights office has expressed grave concern over India’s new citizenship law that excluded Muslims, terming it ‘fundamentally discriminatory in nature’. The amendment to the Citizenship Act gives priority to Hindus, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians resident in India before 2014, but excludes Muslims, including minority … Read More