India Protest: public gatherings banned over new law

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Police ban public gatherings and cut internet in parts of New Delhi and other cities amid deadly protests over new law.

Tensions remain high in  India with security heightened and internet blocked in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka states, where three people died in violent protests against a new citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim.

In New Delhi, a march by thousands of people from a Muslim-dominated area of the capital to India’s Parliament after the Friday prayers was stopped by the police, who also detained dozens of demonstrators.

Earlier on Friday, resh clashes between the police and demonstrators erupted in Uttar Pradesh state’s capital, Lucknow, when police halted a few hundred people on their way to a planned protest, with security forces firing tear gas and charging with batons, an AFP news agency reporter at the scene said.

 

Zainab Sa’id