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In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 photo, women protesters shout slogans at the protest site at Shaheen Bagh area in New Delhi, India. Muslim women are transcending the confines of their homes to lay claim to the streets of this nondescript Muslim neighborhood in the Indian capital and slowly transforming it into a nerve center of resistance against a new citizenship law that has unleashed protests across the country. The women, sitting in the middle of a major highway, have taken turns maintaining an around the clock sit-in for more than a month. They sing songs of protest and chant anti-government slogans, some cradling babies, others laying down rugs to make space for more people to sit. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Muslim women occupy streets in India against citizenship law

Jan. 24, 2020 5:29 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — In the Indian capital’s Shaheen Bagh neighborhood, beside open sewers and dangerously dangling electricity wires, a group of Muslim women in colorful headscarves sit in resistance to a new citizenship law that has unleashed protests across the country. For more than a month the...

Indian Union Muslim League leader P.K.Kunhalikutty, center, one of the petitioners, speaks to media on the lawns of India's Supreme Court after the top court started hearing dozens of petitions that seek revocation of a new citizenship law amendment in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The new law had led to nationwide demonstrations and a violent security backlash resulting in the death of more than 20 people. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top court

Jan. 22, 2020 6:30 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Wednesday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nationwide protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths. The Supreme Court would not grant a stay before hearing from the government,...

In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, file photo, activists shout slogans during a protest in front of Assam House against the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the northeastern state of Assam, in New Delhi, India. India has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country's citizenship law. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)

AP EXPLAINS: How India ended up in turmoil over citizenship

Jan. 21, 2020 8:08 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country's citizenship law. The new law provides a fast track to naturalization for some migrants who entered the country illegally while fleeing religious persecution. But it excludes Muslims,...

Indian workers repair an advertising hoarding in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The IMF on Monday lowered India’s economic growth estimate for the current fiscal to 4.8% and listed the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers as the single biggest drag on its global growth forecast for two years. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

IMF downgrade of growth outlook ups pressure on India's Modi

Jan. 21, 2020 5:29 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A decision by the International Monetary Fund to downgrade its economic growth forecast for India is adding to pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies. Opposition leaders and economists on Tuesday blasted the government for failing to deliver on promises to...

Indian Muslims offer prayers, as activists of Bhim Army wait for the start of a protest against a new Citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Protests against India's citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants continue in Indian cities in an unabating strong show of dissent against the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The protest at a 17th century mosque, Jama Masjid, was led by Chandrashekhar Azad, leader of the Bhim Army, a political party of Dalits who represent Hinduism's lowest caste. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Protests against citizenship law continue unabated in India

Jan. 17, 2020 7:22 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators perched themselves on the steps of an iconic mosque in the Indian capital on Friday to protest against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants. Demonstrators carried placards and shouted slogans accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch's executive director, speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea. Human Rights Watch says Hong Kong authorities have barred its executive director from entering the territory. The move Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 follows China's pledge last month to sanction organizations which it said had “performed badly

Rights group says China is trying to silence critics abroad

Jan. 14, 2020 6:59 PM EST

The head of Human Rights Watch said Tuesday the Chinese government has not only constructed "an Orwellian high-tech surveillance state” at home but is using its growing economic clout to silence critics abroad. Kenneth Roth accused China of carrying out “the most intense attack on the global system...

FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hug while making statements in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Officials in the U.S. and Indian governments say President Donald Trump is in the early stages of planning what would be his first visit to India, the world's largest democracy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Trump in early stages of planning 1st visit to India

Jan. 14, 2020 2:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is in the early stages of planning what would be his first visit to India, officials in the U.S. and Indian governments said Tuesday. The two sides are discussing mutually agreeable dates for Trump to visit as a guest of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely...

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...

People look at what remains of a bus that caught fire after ramming into a truck in Kannauj, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. At least 20 people died when in the accident, police said. Another 21 people were taken to a hospital, some of them in critical condition, following the crash late Friday, said senior police officer Mohit Aggarwal. (AP Photo)

Bus catches fire in road accident in India; at least 20 dead

Jan. 11, 2020 10:46 AM EST

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 20 people were killed when a double-decker bus caught fire after ramming into a truck on a highway in northern India, police said. Another 21 people were taken to a hospital, some of them in critical condition, following the crash late Friday, said senior police officer Mohit...