scorecardMany parts of India are burning and the rest are on the edge as protests against new Citizenship Act spread
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Many parts of India are burning and the rest are on the edge as protests against new Citizenship Act spread

Many parts of India are burning and the rest are on the edge as protests against new Citizenship Act spread
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  • Jamia Millia Islamia turned into a war zone after a protest against the CAA triggered violent clashes between Delhi police and students.
  • Atleast 60 students of the Aligarh Muslim University were reportedly injured after because of the a clash with the police.
  • Protests across West Bengal flared up when people vandalised three railway stations and set five trains on fire.
  • Violent protests in Assam against the Citizenship Amendment Bill left two dead, and 11 wounded with bullet wounds on December 13, 2019.

The recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has literally lit India on fire. Not only did it trigger violent protests, it also led to large-scale clashes between police and protestors which led to deaths and arrests.


Social media is buzzing with a barrage of photos and videos of protestors — burning tyres and buses, forcibly shutting down shops while shouting anti-CAA slogans. The latest to join the list of many institutions that are protesting is Jamia Millia Islamia university.



In its new form, the amended act relaxes citizenship for illegal migrants belonging to minority communities — Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian. According to the government, these minorities are being persecuted in countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Not only does the act blatantly exclude Muslims, protestors say that it also defeats the principle of secularism in India.


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