- Title: At least 9 dead in northern India as citizenship act protests escalate
- Date: 21st December 2019
- Summary: PATNA, BIHAR, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (HD) PROTESTERS RAISING SLOGANS AS TYRE BURNS PROTESTERS RAISING SLOGANS PROTESTERS RAISING SLOGANS AS TYRE BURNS TYRE BURNING PROTESTERS RAISING SLOGANS AS TYRE BURNS SHIRTLESS MAN ALONG WITH OTHER PROTESTERS RAISING SLOGANS PROTESTERS CARRYING FLAGS AND WALKING PROTESTERS, INCLUDING CHILDREN, RAISING SLOGANS (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 in our country. You (government) have not been able to give employment to the youthâ€¦ you have not been able to make arrangements for the education of the poor and when millions will come from outside where will you keep them? How will you educate them? You will deprive rest of the people (Indians) of the facilities and then work." JEHANABAD, BIHAR, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) PROTESTERS WITH BANNER RAISING SLOGANS AS TYRES BURN ON RAILWAY TRACK TYRES BURNING PROTESTERS RAISING SLOGANS SECURITY PERSONNEL STANDING PARKED TRUCKS/PEOPLE WALKING DEFLATED TYRE OF TRUCK KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (HD) POLICEMEN WALKING VARIOUS OF POLICEMEN STANDING LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (HD) (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. The number can increase." CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (HD) SECURITY PERSONNEL STANDING PROTESTERS RAISING SLOGANS SECURITY PERSONNEL STANDING VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS STANDING WITH POSTERS POSTER SHOWING GERMAN POLITICIAN AND LEADER OF THE NAZI PARTY, ADOLF HITLER LIFTING INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI/PROTESTERS STANDING HOLDING POSTERS
- Embargoed: 4th January 2020 09:50
- Keywords: Citizenship Amendment Act India Muslims Narendra Modi New Delhi protests tyres burning
- Location: PATNA, JEHANABAD, BIHAR/KANPUR, LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH/CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- City: PATNA, JEHANABAD, BIHAR/KANPUR, LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH/CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001BAX4FGV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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At least nine people died in a police clash with protesters who took to streets in northern India to oppose a new law which they say discriminates against Muslims, said police on Saturday (December 21).
There were standoffs on Friday at police barricades in half a dozen towns in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, which has long been a tinderbox of communal tensions between majority Hindus and minority Muslims.
Crowds had pelted stones at police in Ferozabad, Muzzafarnagar, and Ghaziabad among other cities in Uttar Pradesh and police fired tear gas in the city of Kanpur to scatter protesters.
Angry protesters in eastern Patna city and Jehanabad district burnt tyres and raised slogans against the government as they demanded the law to be repealed. Similar protest was seen in southern Chennai city where protesters carried posters and raised slogans to express their disapproval with the law.
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.
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