Clashes erupt in New Delhi over citizenship law; Modi rejects criticism

(Last Updated On: December 17, 2019)

Clashes erupt in New Delhi over citizenship law; Modi rejects criticism

Clashes erupted in New Delhi on Tuesday between thousands of protesters and police, the latest violence in a week of opposition to a new law that makes it easier for non-Muslims from neighboring countries to gain citizenship.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the new law will save religious minorities such as Hindus and Christians from persecution in neighboring Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan by offering them a path to Indian citizenship.

But the law does not apply to Muslims, which critics say weakens India’s secular foundations.

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