Protests break out over Citizenship Act
After the Parliament passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the President signed over it on December 12 to make it an Act.
The Act provides Indian citizenship to the six minority communities from Muslim-majority countries of Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. These six minority communities are – Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, Christian and Sikhs.
After the Act was signed, it was opposed by various organisations and individuals. Many are calling it harmful for the secular nature of our country.
Assam witnessed the maximum amount of protests but it has been calm for the past few days.
In New Delhi, students of Jamia Milia University clashes with police in which many people, including some policemen, were injured.
Mumbai too saw peaceful protests where many celebrities and common people came together to speak against the Act.
Protests also broke out in Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Varanasi. Mostly the students of various universities have been protesting against the Act, but many known personalities are also supporting them on social media.
On the other hand, the government has been assuring the citizens that no Indian would be affected by this Act.