New Delhi/Mumbai — India’s government doubled down on efforts to stem growing nationwide anger against a new religion-based citizenship law with continued curfew-like curbs in many areas and wider mobile internet shutdowns.

Political groups aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party have called for counterprotests on Friday, in favour of the controversial law, a day after thousands defied the ban on public demonstrations and risked arrest to protest against the new law. A powerful state leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party also called for confiscating protesters’ properties in areas where violence had occurred...

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