6 Protesters Killed In Clashes Across UP Over Citizenship Act, Other Stories

PUBLISHED ON: December 20, 2019 | Duration: 19 min, 45 sec

  
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Six protesters were killed in clashes that erupted across Uttar Pradesh over the Citizenship Amendment Act on Friday. Two protesters were killed in Bijnor while one each died in Sambhal, Firozabad, Meerut and Kanpur. Hundreds of protesters defied prohibitory orders and took to the streets at Delhi's Jama Masjid against the new citizenship law. As tensions rose, a vehicle was set on fire outside the Daryaganj Police Station. The Ministry of Home Affairs announced on Friday that no individual will be considered an illegal immigrant so long as they or their parents can prove that they were born in India before July 1, 1987. it states, a person can be deemed as a citizen of India if born in the country on or after January 26, 1950; Congress president Sonia Gandhi accused the government of "brute repression" and showing "utter disregard" for people's voices in the nationwide protests against the citizenship law; Congress president Sonia Gandhi accused the government of "brute repression" and showing "utter disregard" for people's voices in the nationwide protests against the citizenship law; Nitish Kumar indicated that he will not implement the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Bihar, adding to the troubles of ally BJP as it faces massive nationwide protests against the citizenship law and NRC; The Assam government on Friday restored mobile internet after nine days of shutdown, bringing relief to people who had to face curfew and violence on the streets during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
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