- Title: Protesters gather in Indian cities despite curfew
- Date: 21st December 2019
- Summary: PATNA, BIHAR, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS SHOUTING SLOGANS AS TYRE BURNS PROTESTERS CARRYING FLAGS AND WALKING PROTESTERS, INCLUDING CHILDREN, SHOUTING (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) PRESIDENT OF REGIONAL RASHTRIYA LOK SAMTA PARTY, UPENDRA KUSHWAHA, SAYING: "We are not saying on the basis of religion or on the basis of any specific nation, we are saying that millions of people will come from foreign countries to our country. You (government) have not been able to give employment to the youth, you have not been able to make provisions for the education of the poor and when millions come from outside where will you put them? How will you educate them? You will deprive rest of the people (Indians) of the facilities and work." JAHANABAD, BIHAR, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS WITH BANNER SHOUTING SLOGANS IN FRONT OF BURNING TYRES KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) POLICE WALKING VARIOUS OF POLICE ON GUARD LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) DIRECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, UTTAR PRADESH, OM PRAKASH SINGH, SAYING: "In Lucknow, we made 218 arrests and the report that we had till yesterday night was of nine deaths in different parts (of the state). The number can increase." CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) SECURITY PERSONNEL STANDING PROTESTERS SHOUTING VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS STANDING WITH PLACARDS
- Embargoed: 4th January 2020 11:15
- Keywords: citizenship law curfew protests
- Location: PATNA, JAHANABAD, BIHAR, KANPUR, LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH, CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- City: PATNA, JAHANABAD, BIHAR, KANPUR, LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH, CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Lawmaking,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001BAX39L3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PART QUALITY AS INCOMING
More people took to the streets across India on Saturday (December 21) as the number of deaths due to clashes between police and protesters against a citizenship law rose to 14.
Angry protesters in cities in eastern Bihar state burned tyres, demanding the law be repealed. The backlash against the law pushed through parliament by the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 11 marks the strongest show of dissent since he was first elected in 2014.
More demonstrations are planned in several parts of the country, including in the northeastern state of Assam, where residents are angry that the law makes it easier for non-Muslim migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who settled in India prior to 2015 to obtain Indian citizenship.
In other parts of India, anger with the law stems from it being seen as discriminating against Muslims, and as it makes
religion a criteria for citizenship in a country that has taken pride in its secular constitution.
(Production: ANI, Masako Iijima)
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