India: Protests persist in Delhi against 'discriminatory' citizenship bill

Hundreds of protesters hit the streets of New Delhi on Tuesday, calling for the revocation of the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Some protesters also denounced what they believe to be police violence and a crackdown on protesters. One of the protesters demanded that the bill is «scraped completely,» describing it as «inhumane» and «discriminatory... Еще.» Another protester argued that the new bill would lead to the discrimination of Muslims, noting that they «will be treated differently» and that «they won't be allowed to stay.» Large gatherings have reportedly been banned near Delhi's Mandi House amid the protests against the contested bill. India has been swept by protests after Indian Parliament passed the bill on December 11, entitling non-Muslim migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to Indian citizenship if they entered the country before 2015. Critics of the bill believe that it could result in further exclusion of some 200 million Muslims living in the country.

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