More than 100 people were injured in India's capital city on Sunday (December 15) the fifth-straight day of violent protests against a new law.
The act offers a path to citizenship for certain persecuted religious minorities, but not Muslims.
That's sparked criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, with some saying the law erodes India's secular foundations.
Thousands gathered near a historic Muslim University in New Delhi, demanding the law scrapped.
Police said protesters burned vehicles, then fled into the university and pelted them with stones.
Officers then entered the campus, firing tear gas.
.Witnesses say students took shelter inside the library before police made them march out.
(SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) STUDENT FROM JAMIA MILLIA UNIVERSITY, SAYING: "Police said to walk out with hands up and then we left with our hands raised." Several people were detained.
Since the citizenship act was signed last week, Modi has dug in, telling a rally on Sunday (December 15) that the decision was "1000 percent correct." Meanwhile, protests are still spreading, with more planned for Monday.
Farmer leaders held a press conference at Delhi-Haryana Border on November 30. General Secretary of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda) Jagmohan Singh said that the farmer unions rejected the conditional invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi but doors of unconditional meeting are open. He also said that the leaders couldn't have meeting with farmers' organizations from all the states. "We could only have it with 30 organizations from Punjab," he said.
Farmers' unions in Tiruchirappalli on November 30 staged protest against new farm laws by flinging paper planes with their demands written on it. Farmers said that they tried to join the 'Delhi Chalo' protest but police stopped them. They also requested Centre to take back new farm laws. Farmers of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh are protesting at Delhi borders against the farm laws.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended 'Dev Deepawali Mahotsav' in UP's Varanasi on November 30. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also attended 'Dev Deepawali Mahotsav' along with PM Modi today. Celebrations took place at large scale on this auspicious occasion. Addressing at the event, PM Modi said, "No matter how much things have changed due to COVID-19, nothing could change the 'Urja', 'Bhakti' and 'Shakti' of Kashi."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended 'Dev Deepawali Mahotsav' in UP's Varanasi on November 30. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also attended 'Dev Deepawali Mahotsav' along with PM Modi today. Celebrations took place at large scale on this auspicious occasion. Addressing at the event, PM Modi said, "The statue of the Annapurna deity which was stolen over 100 years ago, is now on its way back here," "It is a matter of great fortune that 'Mata Annapurna' will come back to her original home. Statues of our deities are part of our priceless legacy," he added.
Muslim Kalyankari Samaj, a civil society group, in Nepal held anti-China protest rally in Pokhara city. It condemned the atrocities against Uyghur Muslims, a minority community in China. Protestors were carrying placards condemning mayhem against Uyghur Muslim community. Human rights groups have blamed the Chinese government for Mass arbitrary detention, torture, forced political indoctrination, and mass surveillance of Uyghurs in Xinjiang province.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called Muslims as 'Pakistani', Sardars as 'Khalistani', activists as 'Urban Naxal' and students as members of 'Tukde Tukde gang' and 'anti-national' then who is 'Hindustani' in this country, asked Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on November 29. She said, "They call Muslims as 'Pakistani', Sardars as 'Khalistani', activists as 'Urban Naxal' and students as members of 'Tukde Tukde gang' - 'anti-national'. I fail to understand if everyone is terrorist - anti-national, then who is 'Hindustani' in this country?Only BJP workers?"
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Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry Giriraj Singh on November 11 slammed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), for alleging foul play during counting of Bihar assembly elections. Using an old Hindi phrase, 'Khisiyani Billi Khamba Noche', he said that Congress and other opposition parties have to accept people's mandate.