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2 more killed in citizenship bill protests

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

20th Dec, 2019. 09:40 am
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2 more killed in citizenship bill protests

At least two people are dead after police opened fire at protests, an official said on Thursday.

Fresh protests erupted across India against citizenship law that critics say is anti-Muslim.

The men — Abdul Jalil, 49, and Samshir Kudroli, 23 — “died in police firing during the protests”, sources said.

According to sources, a curfew imposed in the city with schools, restaurants and bars shut.

Another man taken to the King George’s Medical University Trauma Centre in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh with a gunshot injury died soon after.

His death not confirmed by local police, but his father told that his son shot after getting caught in a crowd of protesters while he was out to buy groceries.

Four others treated at a hospital in Mangalore “with bullet injuries”, a district medical officer told.

Security forces and protesters had clashed in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka states.

While, police bundled demonstrators onto buses, shuttered Delhi metro stations and cut cellphone access in some areas.

Yesterday, Indian police have imposed a ban on protest against Citizen Amendment Bill in various Indian cities.

According to the details, police imposed a ban on protests in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka state, including Bangalore city.

The police chief of Uttar Pradesh has ordered people to stay away from protests.

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Police have also forbidden more than four people in a group from meeting at any place.

The ban announced to stop violence, according to police.

Furthermore, people also forbidden to arrange marches or rallies in other areas such as Chennai by police.

Note that protests were staged in various parts of India against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).

The situation in India became worse due to clashes between the police and the protesters.

Critics have claimed that the purpose of passing this bill was to marginalize the Muslim majority in India.

However, several civil society groups, political parties, students, activists, and local citizens have expressed on social media that they will keep organizing protests in areas such as Bangalore, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai, and Delhi.

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