New Delhi faces mounting unrest over citizenship law
Indian legislation targets undocumented Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan
Escalating protest against India’s new citizenship law have raised concern that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gone too far in appealing to his Hindu nationalist base, increasing the risk of bloodshed and threatening to undermine his plans to attract investment.
Police stormed university campuses across India to quell weeklong protests by students against a law that bars undocumented Muslims from neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan from seeking citizenship while allowing migrants from other religions. Modi’s top political opponents organised rallies against the law with the Congress Party’s Rahul Gandhi calling the legislation a “mass weapon of polarisation”...