Demonstrators dead after clashes with police in India

government of India has created anger with the plans for a new statsborgerskabslov. Two demonstrators on Thursday killed. Two protesters in India have died on

Demonstrators dead after clashes with police in India

government of India has created anger with the plans for a new statsborgerskabslov. Two demonstrators on Thursday killed.

Two protesters in India have died on Thursday afternoon after a violent clash with the police in the southern city of Mangalore.

This confirms a high-ranking official according to AFP. The cause of death is unknown, it sounds.

Earlier Thursday fired the police shot against the approximately 200 protesters who refused to stop their protests.

the Demonstrations due to a new statsborgerskabslov, which has been criticised for the exclusion of the muslim minority in the country.

Riots in India have claimed more lives. On Saturday, five people were killed in the indian state of Assam as a result of the unrest.

It is also not the first time that the police in India takes tough measures against the demonstrators. On Thursday last week, fired the police also shot at demonstrators. Here were two persons killed.

the Police have also used water cannons and tear gas against the protest movement.

the Law provides for the granting of citizenship to the buddhists, christians, hindus and sikhs, for example, fleeing from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. But it does not apply to muslims.Islamic groups, opposition politicians and human rights groups say the new law is part of prime minister Narendra Modis hindu nationalist plans to marginalise India's 200 million muslims.

Prime minister Narendra Modi, who represents the hindu nationalist party, denies the allegations of marginalisation of the muslim minority in the country.

It is not clear on the contentious new legislation can survive in the supreme court, where the case has been brought by India's muslim association, which considers that it is in conflict with the country's constitution.

Wednesday was the treatment of the law by the supreme court deferred to the 22. January.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 06:00

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