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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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‘Night of horrors’: Inside the Indian university stormed by police

As dusk fell on Sunday, police smashed their way into the main library of New Delhi’s Jamia Millia University, firing tear gas shells as scores of terrified students barricaded doors and hid inside bathrooms to protect themselves. Video footage shot

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India citizenship law protests spread across campuses

Protests over a new Indian citizenship law based on religion spread to student campuses today as critics said the Hindu nationalist government was pushing a partisan agenda in conflict with the country’s founding as a secular republic. Students pelted stones

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Protests erupt as India pushes for religion-based citizenship bill

GUWAHATI/MUMBAI: Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in India yesterday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government tabled a controversial bill in Parliament that would give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighbouring countries. Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the

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As outrage mounts over rape in India, victim set ablaze on way to court

LUCKNOW: A 23-year-old rape victim was set ablaze by a gang of men, including the alleged rapist, as she made her way to court in the northern India yesterday, police said, stirring public outrage and shame over the scourge of

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Kashmir conflict: Pro-India politicians feel ‘betrayed’ by Modi

KASHMIR: Dozens of mainstream political leaders and workers have been under detention in Indian-administered Kashmir since August, when India stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status. BBC reported Saleem Mir, who toiled for years to get people to vote for

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Ayodhya ruling: India detains users for incendiary online posts

LUCKNOW/AYODHYA: Dozens of people in India have been detained on suspicion of publishing inflammatory social media posts and setting off celebratory firecrackers after the Supreme Court ruled to give a disputed religious site to Hindus, police said yesterday. The court

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Modi rejects Asia trade pact to protect India’s interests

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday that he could not compromise the interests of farmers and workers at home by joining a China-led regional trade pact after it failed to address Delhi’s concerns over market access. The Regional Comprehensive

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