US daily NYT describes new citizenship law in India as patently discriminatory.


ISLAMABAD -- A leading US newspaper The New York Times has denounced India describing new citizenship law as patently discriminatory, and urged all democratic nations to speak out against it. In its editorial, the daily said as India's 200 million Muslims have correctly surmised, the law has nothing to do with helping migrants and everything to do with the campaign by Modi and his Home Minister, Amit Shah, to marginalize Muslims and turn India into a homeland for Hindus. It further said that the citizenship law has provoked furious protests across India, which have been viciously repressed by police and the army.

The government has also shut down the internet in several regions, a tactic against dissent used by India...

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