At least 6 dead in Indian protests over citizenship law

Uncategorized Taufiq Sugeng 15-Dec-2019

Violent protests in Northeast India against a contentious citizenship law have resulted in at least six deaths, officials said Sunday. Authorities maintained internet bans and curfews to tackle the unrest.

Tensions remain high in Guwahati, Assam states biggest city, with troops patrolling the streets in vehicles as the state attempts to maintain tight security. 5,000 people took part in a fresh demonstration on Sunday, in Guwahati as hundreds of police officers watched the raucous protesters sing and chant, “long live Assam”.

The legislation, passed on Wednesday, has been seen by Islamic groups as part of a Hindu-nationalist agenda to marginalize India’s Muslims.