At least six people have lost their lives in deadliest protests erupted as Modi Sarkar has passed a controversial anti Muslims Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) which granted the Indian nationality to minorities excluding Muslims. In North India, people carrying banners took to streets and raised their voices against injustice with Muslims immigrants.
Despite imposing curfew, strict restrictions and suspension of internet services, Authorities are failed to tackle the worsening situation in Assam state’s biggest city, Guwahati. Some 5,000 people took part in a fresh demonstration in Guwahati on Sunday (Dec 15), with hundreds of police watching on as they sang, chanted and carried banners with the words “long live Assam”.
Officials said oil and gas production in the state was hit by the curfew, although the restrictions were eased during the day on Sunday with some shops opening. Indian troops have take over the security charge of the city but people are still protesting.
The United States and Britain warned their nationals to “exercise caution” if travelling to the wider northeast region. In a statement issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the United Kingdom has urged visitors to the northeast to avoid “all but essential” travel and “monitor local media” for the latest information about the circumstances around them.
Earlier, On Wednesday (Dec 11) India’s parliament passed a contentious citizenship bill which granted citizenship to to illegal immigrants who entered India from three neighboring countries before 2015, excluding Muslims. This bill is considered as the part of the RSS ideology which is filled with hate for Muslims.
According to the bill Now, there will be an exception for members of six religious minority communities – Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian – if they can prove that they are from Pakistan, Afghanistan or Bangladesh. They will only have to live or work in India for six years to be eligible for citizenship by naturalisation, the process by which a non-citizen acquires the citizenship or nationality of that country.
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