Indian Police shot people protesting against Anti Muslim law

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

17th Dec, 2019. 10:37 am

Indian police have started to shoot people engaged in protest against Modi administration for implementing controversial anti Muslim law.

Although the Indian police have denied the the shootings, however, British media reported that few people shot during the protests.

A hospital spokesperson said two people admitted with bullet wounds.

The new law offers citizenship to non-Muslims from three nearby countries.

The new law is termed as discriminatory Indian legislation and part of a Hindu nationalist  agenda to marginalize India’s 200-million Muslim minority.

The anger has spread across India, with protests reported at more than a dozen universities.

Students in Indian capital Delhi, Chennai, and Varanasi in north protested against the government.

Police fired tear gas, used baton charges to disperse large amount of students demonstrating.

Officers were also seen hitting students with sticks.

Two days earlier, clashes in Indian capital between police and hundreds of university students left five dead.

Train services also suspended in eastern West Bengal state, with demonstrators torching trains and buses.

Kolkota witnessed tens of thousands of people joined a demonstration led under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her ruling Trinamool Congress party, marching against the law itself.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra  Modi sent four tweets to defend the law.

He said both houses of parliament passed law with overwhelming support.

Modi said law illustrated the centuries old culture of culture of acceptance, harmony, compassion, and brotherhood.

“I want to unequivocally assure my fellow Indians that CAA [the law] does not affect any citizen of India of any religion.”

However, Rahul Gandhi whom Modi defeated in 2019 election said both the law and a controversial citizens’ register were “weapons of mass polarization unleashed by fascists”.

Protesters from all walks of life in India united of a view, it is going to happen to every Muslim in this country.

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