Clashes erupt in Indian capital over citizenship law; Modi rejects criticism

Clashes erupt in Indian capital over citizenship law; Modi rejects criticismClashes erupted in New Delhi on Tuesday between thousands of protesters and police, the latest violence in a week of opposition to a new law that makes it easier for non-Muslims from neighboring countries to gain citizenship. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the new law will save religious minorities such as Hindus and Christians from persecution in neighboring Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan by offering them a path to Indian citizenship. Police fired tear gas in the New Seelampur part of the capital to push back protesters swarming to barricades and throwing stones.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines