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Several killed, hundreds held in India citizenship law protests

Posted on AllSides December 19th, 2019
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Indians are defying bans on assembly in cities nationwide as anger swells against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims, following days of protests and clashes that have left nine dead.

Two people have died of injuries suffered in violent protests in the southern Indian city of Mangalore, on Thursday, according to hospital officials.

The men, aged 23 and 49, "died in police firing during the protests", Qadir Shah, a spokesman for the deputy commissioner of Mangalore, told AFP, adding that authorities had imposed a curfew in some areas.

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