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JNU, Jamia Students Meet Delhi Police, Demand Arrest Of Culprits Sunday, January 5th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI): Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa held a meeting with a delegation of students and teachers after violence broke out at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, officials said on Monday. Violence broke out at the JNU on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students..

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The ‘lathi’: India’s colonial vintage anti-protest weapon Sunday, December 29th, 2019

NEW DELHI, (AFP): As Indian protests against a new citizenship law have intensified, so has police use of "lathis", sturdy sticks used to whack, thwack and quell dissent since British colonial times -- to sometimes deadly effect. At least 27 people have died in the past two weeks of protests,..

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India’s protests: why now? Friday, December 27th, 2019

NEW DELHI, (AFP): Mumbai-based copywriter Sarah Syed says she was long alarmed by the Hindu nationalist direction of India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi but felt powerless to stop it -- until now. Like many others taking part in the current wave of protests, the final straw was Modi's new..

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Don’t worry, Modi tells India’s Muslims Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

NEW DELHI, (AFP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought Sunday to reassure India's Muslims over a new citizenship law that has sparked deadly protests and put his Hindu nationalist government under pressure like never before. At least 25 people have died in almost two weeks of demonstrations and..

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23 dead as protests grow against India citizenship law Saturday, December 21st, 2019

By SHEIKH SAALIQ and EMILY SCHMALL, NEW DELHI (AP): Nine people died Saturday during clashes between demonstrators and police in northern India, raising the nationwide death toll in protests against a new citizenship law to 23, police said. Uttar Pradesh state police spokesman Pravin Kumar said..

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Amid citizenship law outcry, Indian authorities ban protests Friday, December 20th, 2019

By ASHOK SHARMA, NEW DELHI (AP): Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have left 11 people dead and more than 4,000 others..

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Hundreds detained as protests rage across India Thursday, December 19th, 2019

NEW DELHI, (AFP): Indian police fired tear gas and detained hundreds of people on Thursday as fresh violence broke out and demonstrators defied bans on assembly, amid growing anger at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's alleged anti-Muslim agenda. Security forces and protesters clashed in Uttar..

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Across India, opposition building against citizenship law Monday, December 16th, 2019

By EMILY SCHMALL and SHEIKH SAALIQ, NEW DELHI (AP): Thousands of university students flooded the streets of India’s capital, while a southern state government led a march and demonstrators held a silent protest in the northeast on Monday against a new law giving citizenship to non-Muslims who..

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India protests rage over ‘anti-Muslim’ law

KOLKATA, (AFP): Fresh protests rocked India on Monday as anger grew over new citizenship legislation slammed as anti-Muslim, after six people died in the northeast and up to 200 were injured in New Delhi. The law fast-tracks citizenship for non-Muslims from three neighbouring countries. Critics..

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India’s lower house passes contentious nationality bill Monday, December 9th, 2019

NEW DELHI, (AFP): India's lower house passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous scenes in parliament and protests in the country's northeast. The Citizenship Amendment Bill provides..

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Will the Coronavirus Cause a Major Growth Slowdown in China? Monday, January 27th, 2020

The panic generated by the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov, which originated in Wuhan, one of China’s largest cities and a major domestic transport hub, reminds many of the..