In India's northeast, protesters rally against citizenship bill

In India's northeast, protesters rally against citizenship bill

 A controversial citizenship bill passed in the lower house of Indian Parliament has faced opposition in northeastern states, where protesters closed streets on Tuesday as part of an 11-hour shutdown.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), introduced by the government led by Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim "persecuted" religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Published on: Dec 10, 2019 14:35:37

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