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Fury grows after protest deaths in Indian Muslim neighbourhood

Zaheer Ahmed had just returned home from work in northern India last Friday afternoon and stepped out for a smoke before lunch. Minutes later, he was dead, shot in the head. His death, and the killing by gunfire of four

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Singapore police probe Indian for alleged Modi citizenship law protest

Singapore police are investigating an Indian national for allegedly being involved in a public protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial citizenship law. Unauthorized public assemblies and protests over political situations in other countries are banned in Singapore. Hundreds

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Modi’s party loses Indian state election amid protests over citizenship law

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party lost control of another state yesterday, adding to a string of electoral losses since last December amid protests that mark the biggest challenge to the Hindu-nationalist leader. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

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Modi: citizenship law not anti-Muslim as protests continue across India

Following days of violent, sometimes deadly protests across India against a new citizenship law critics say discriminates against Muslims, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a rally yesterday for his Hindu nationalist party in the capital. New Delhi’s state election early

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Six dead in India as violence escalate over citizenship law

Six people died and dozens were injured yesterday as Indian police clashed with thousands of protesters who again took to the streets in several parts of the country to oppose a new law they say discriminates against Muslims. There were

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From housewives to hijab-clad students, women take lead in Indian protests

NEW DELHI: As a crowd of protesters swelled around them under the watchful eyes of dozens of policemen in riot gear, a cluster of young female students in burqas stood outside their university in New Delhi shouting anti-government slogans.  “What

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Three die in protests against new citizenship law in India

Three people died of injuries sustained in intensifying protests against a new citizenship law in India yesterday with thousands taking to the streets nationwide in defiance of temporary bans on public gatherings. Some protesters clashed with police over the law,

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India protest: Police detain protesters against citizenship law

Police in New Delhi detained dozens of people protesting against a new citizenship law that is seen as anti-Muslim as they began to gather in front the Indian capital’s historic Red Fort, in defiance of a ban on public gatherings.

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Thousands renew protests in India against citizenship law

NEW DELHI: Thousands of people took to the streets in India again yesterday against a new citizenship law based on religion that has touched off violent unrest, and a southern state-imposed curbs on public gatherings to pre-empt further demonstrations. Prime

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Australia issues travel advisory for its citizens travelling to India

Demonstrators gather behind a police barricade during a protest against a new citizenship law in New Delhi on December 17. (Photo: Reuters) The Australian government on Tuesday asked its citizens to exercise high degree of caution while travelling to India

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