At Least 6 Dead in India as Protests Rage Against Anti-Muslim Citizenship Law

HeadlineDec 16, 2019

In India, the death toll from a crackdown on demonstrations has risen to six as massive protests rage against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which many have denounced as a major step toward the official marginalization of India’s 200 million Muslims. Among the dead were four people shot by police in Assam state’s biggest city, Guwahati, where government-imposed curfews closed schools and brought commerce to a halt. The citizenship bill passed by the upper house of the Indian Parliament provides a path to citizenship for immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan — unless they are Muslim.

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