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India: Police Kill 2 People in Assam Amid Protests over Citizenship Bill

HeadlineDec 13, 2019

In India, police killed at least two protesters in the state of Assam amid massive demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Bill — which many have denounced as a major step toward the official marginalization of India’s 200 million Muslims. The upper house of Parliament has passed the highly controversial legislation, which provides a path to citizenship for immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan — unless they are Muslim. The government has also arrested hundreds of protesters, cut off internet access, imposed curfews in parts of northeast India, amid ongoing protests against the citizenship bill.

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