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India: Police officer among 5 killed during rival citizenship law protests in New Delhi

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At least five people were killed, including a New Delhi Police Head Constable, while dozens of others were injured when violence broke out during protests in support of and condemning the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Maujpur, New Delhi on Tuesday.

Footage shows the aftermath of the violence, with significant damaged caused to several buildings and cars, which were set on fire.

Protests have swept the country after the Indian Parliament passed the CAA on December 11, entitling religious minority migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan to Indian citizenship if they entered the country before the end of December 2014.

The amendment has come under criticism for discriminating against undocumented Muslim migrants. The NRC, in turn, is used in Assam state to identify illegal immigrants with the government’s goal to implement it throughout the country.

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