December 19 2019 1:35pm

Three die in protests against new citizenship law in India

Three people died of injuries sustained in intensifying protests against a new citizenship law in India on Thursday. Thousands of people have been taking to the streets nationwide in defiance of temporary bans on public gatherings. The government said the Citizenship Amendment Act is required to help non-Muslim minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who came to India before 2015 by granting them Indian nationality.

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