Hindunationalistisk government has created intense anger with plans to marginalize India's muslims.
at Least two people were on Thursday killed when police in northern India opened fire on demonstrators protesting against a new controversial law on citizenship.
Hospitalskilder says that a large group of protesters had during the treatments for various injuries after the street fighting against the police.
Some of the protesters were hit by the shots. Two of the 21 injured are dead, says a doctor at the Guwahatis university hospital.
The new law has triggered riots and tensions in many places in the country, as it is seen as discriminatory against muslims. It opens up the way for the granting of citizenship to the buddhists, christians, hindus and sikhs, as, 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.
In the northeast, the fear of many that the new law would ensure citizenship to hindu migrants from Bangladesh.
The indian prime minister created in august of fierce anger among many of the country's muslims with a controversial decision to deprive the state of Kashmir its special status. It meant that the indians in large numbers can move to the land and dominate the area's muslims.
The beautiful state of Kashmir is the only one in India which has a muslim majority. It is over for them, that Modi has now shown hindunationalisternes new force 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.
/ritzau/AFPDate Of Update: 12 December 2019, 20:00