India: Thousands take to the streets of New Delhi against Citizenship Amendment Act

Thousands of people flooded New Delhi's streets in an ongoing protest sparked by a recently ratified Citizenship Amendment Act outside Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University on Wednesday. Footage shows a large number of people chanting, making signs and protesting into the night, outraged by an alleged police crackdown inside JMIU's campus as students demonstrated against the citizenship bill... Еще. Large demonstrations are taking place in the country since last Thursday, over a new citizenship bill entitling Indian citizenship to migrants who are either Buddhists, Jains, Christians, Parsis, Sikhs or Hindus from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan as long as they entered the country before 2015. The bill sparked backlash as critics, including Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, say it aims to further ostracise some of the 200 million Muslims living in India and state that it is discriminatory in nature as it does include Muslim migrants from the same countries.

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