India’s parliament passes citizenship law, protests flare

Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, in Guwahati, India, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Hindu nationalist government on Wednesday won parliamentary approval for a far-reaching citizenship law that critics say undermines the country’s secular constitution by excluding Muslims. Violence broke out in the ethnically diverse northeast while parliament debated the bill, as protesters against the legislation clashed with police. It is the third key […]

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