India: VBA holds rally against citizenship bill in Mumbai

Hundreds of people joined a rally, organised by Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), in Mumbai on Thursday, against the recently passed Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Due to the protest, road restrictions were imposed in some areas. Police also issued a travel advisory for commuters. Earlier in the week, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) President Prakash Ambedkar... Еще argued that the new bill would also affect at least 40 percent of the Hindus in the country, noting that its implications are yet to be fully understood. 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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