India's main opposition party stages protest against contentious new citizenship law

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India's ties with the Islamic world and Gulf countries have increased in the past few years and this is largely due to growing respect for New Delhi.

Elsewhere in the national capital, students protested outside Uttar Pradesh Bhawan, the state government's guest house.

In an election meeting in West Bengal on April 11, Shah said, "We have promised in our manifesto that once Narendra Modi forms government once again, we will implement National Register of Citizens in the entire country". Stand in solidarity with the courageous civil disobedience movement in India and condemn the horrific police brutality against protesters.

Violence had also erupted in Northeast Delhi's Seelampur, Jafrabad, Southeast Delhi's New Friends' Colony and Jamia Nagar in which several vehicles were set on fire and public property damaged.

Protesters carry Indian flags and placards as they arrive to take part in a rally against India's new citizenship law in Bangaluru on December 23, 2019.

"It's a very important moment for us to stand up globally, and resist this law", Syed said from Holland Park in Surrey on Sunday at a rally organized by a group called Indians Abroad for Pluralist India.

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He urged the worldwide community to take action against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nefarious plans.

The NRC and the Citizenship Amendment Act are closely linked as the latter will protect non-Muslims who are excluded from the register and face the threat of deportation or internment. "Was it wrong to write to then home minister P Chidambaram for making facilities available to those who had come to the border areas of Rajasthan from Pakistan after facing persecution", he said in a tweet in Hindi.

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"No one can scare the people of India. All attempts being made (by rivals) to remove me from their path", said PM Modi. Because we live for the love of the country. "By dividing Indians into Muslims and non-Muslims, the bill explicitly enshrines religious discrimination into law". I have taken a stand now and I am against anybody that tries to divide my country and its people by way of divisive politics.

He sought to know what the detention process would entail, whether the detainees would be kept in the camps for a specific period of time or until their death, the status of their children and the medical facilities that would be provided to them.

Modi's government says that the new law is required to help non-Muslim minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who fled to India before 2015 by providing them with a pathway to Indian citizenship.

Meanwhile, BJP launched a video on Monday showing two bearded men in traditional Muslim clothing discussing the legislation before concluding that the country can only progress if there is "peace and brotherhood".

Still, on Friday, some protesters clashed with police and set a auto alight before being scattered by a water cannon in a commercial in central Delhi close to where Modi held his rally on Sunday.

In the coming days, the BJP said it will also contact more than 30 million families, organise countrywide rallies and hold at least 250 news conferences to dispel doubts over the new law.

"We have freedom of speech".

The MIM leader said the preparatory groundwork for NRC was started in the guise of NPR. "There is no question of linking it now", Roy said.

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