2019-12-17 12:38:48

India Cracks Down on Protests Against Anti-Muslim Citizenship Law

Protests continue to erupt across India against a new anti-Muslim law that gives immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan a path to citizenship — unless they are Muslim.

Police have responded with violence, leaving at least six dead.

This comes amid a broader crackdown on India’s Muslims.

Democracy Now! gets an on-the-ground update from New Delhi from Neha Dixit, an independent reporter who just received the 2019 International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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