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Indian police ban protests amid citizenship law outrage


December 12, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied bans on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the country's secular democracy.

Protests raged around the country despite the bans as opposition widened to the law, which excludes Muslims. The legislation has sparked anger at what many see as the government's push to bring India closer to a Hindu state.

Authorities erected road blocks and disrupted internet and phone services, includin...

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