Despite India's Modi defending citizenship law, protests continue.


NEW DELHI -- Deadly protests against India's new citizenship law passed earlier this month continue despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reassurance to Muslims that the legislation is not aimed at marginalising them. At least 25 people have died in almost two weeks of demonstrations and violence after the government passed the contentious law earlier this month, with most deaths reported from the northern Uttar Pradesh state, home to nearly 204 million people, 20 percent of whom are Muslims. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party governs Uttar Pradesh, whose Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a controversial Hindu monk, had promised "revenge" against people protesting the new law. So far...

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