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Indian students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University and others shout slogans during a protest demonstration against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. The new citizenship law and a proposed National Register of Citizens have brought thousands of protesters out in the streets in many cities and towns since Parliament approved the measure on Dec. 11, leaving more than 20 dead in clashes between security forces and the protesters. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Indian state challenges new citizenship law in Supreme Court

Jan. 14, 2020 7:20 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The southern Indian state of Kerala on Tuesday became the first to legally challenge a new citizenship law that has triggered nationwide demonstrations. In a petition to the Supreme Court, the state government said the law violates the secular nature of India's Constitution, and accused...

FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2020 file photo, members and activists Socialist Unity Center of India-Marxist (SUCI-M) burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while protesting against a new citizenship law and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, in Kolkata, India. The head of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the state of West Bengal has threatened to shoot and jail people who protest a new citizenship law that has triggered a month of nationwide demonstrations. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, File)

India's ruling party lawmaker threatens to shoot protesters

Jan. 13, 2020 6:47 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The head of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the state of West Bengal has threatened to shoot and jail people who protest a new citizenship law that has triggered a month of nationwide demonstrations. Dilip Ghosh, a member of India's...

Policemen detain students protesting outside Uttar Pradesh Bhawan during a protest against a new citizenship law and violence by police in the state, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. The new citizenship law allows Hindus, Christians and other religious minorities who are in India illegally to become citizens if they can show they were persecuted because of their religion in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It does not apply to Muslims. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India clamps down on marches, internet after deadly protests

Dec. 27, 2019 7:55 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A group of protesters in New Delhi was beaten and shoved into buses by police on Friday as they attempted to demonstrate against a new citizenship law that has triggered nationwide protests in recent weeks. About two dozen people gathered near an Uttar Pradesh state government building in...