Huge protests against Indian government’s citizenship law slam India
On Friday, tens of thousands of people protested across India against the citizenship law passed by the Hindu nationalist government that discriminates against Muslims of India.
According to reports, around 30,000 protesters marched in the southern city of Bangalore, more than 20,000 is Siliguri and thousands in Chennai, while giant rallies also held in the country’s capital New Delhi, Guwahati and other cities.
Demonstrators chanted slogans against Indian Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
Critics say the law is a precursor to a national citizens’ registry that many of India’s 200 million Muslims are afraid to leave them stateless. Many poor Indians do not have documents to prove their identity.
As per reports, At least 27 people have died in the protests in recent weeks and hundreds more have been injured in clashes with police, fueling public anger.
Nineteen of the deaths have been reported in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where police have been accused of using disproportionate force against protesters.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted with a link to an article in The Hindu, with the message: “How long will the world remain silent while the fascist extremist Modi regime indulges in state terrorism?
On Saturday, PM Khan again tweeted with a link to an article in The News 18, highlighting India’s police brutality against Muslims.