Sat. Jan 25th, 2020

Again, thousands of Indians protest citizenship law

Indians protest new law on citizenship (PHOTO/Net)

By Our Reporter

The Citizenship Amendment Act passed by Prime Minister Modi’s government this last December continues to attract angry protests especially in the Southern City of Hyderabad.

Today, over 100,000 mostly Muslim communities took to the streets seeking a repeal of the law they perceive as exclusionary. At least 27 people have been killed during running battles with the Police since protests related to the new law started in the country.

The protest, dubbed the ‘Million March’, was organised by an umbrella group of Muslim and civil society organisations, reporters have said.

The protesters there held placards reading “Withdraw CAA immediately” and “India’s only religion is Secularism”.

The law amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 to give eligibility for Indian citizenship to illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and who entered India on or before 31 December 2014.

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