INDIA-POLITICS-RIGHTS-UNREST (Photo Story)

Activists of LGBTQ community walk in a rally demanding the withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India’s biggest cities Thursday as they defied a ban on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the country’s secular democracy.
Police gather near the historic Red Fort at a demonstration against India’s new citizenship law in New Delhi on December 19, 2019. – Big rallies are expected across India on December 19 as the tumultuous and angry reaction builds against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims. 
Protesters shout slogans at a demonstration against India as new citizenship law in New Delhi on December 19, 2019. – Big rallies are expected across India on December 19 as the tumultuous and angry reaction builds against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims. 
Muslim protesters pray on the street near the Town Hall during a demonstration held against India’s new citizenship law in spite of a curfew in Bangalore on December 19, 2019. – Indians defied bans on assembly on December 19 in cities nationwide as anger swells against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims, following days of protests, clashes and riots that have left six dead. 
A protester shouts slogans at a demonstration against India’s new citizenship law in New Delhi on December 19, 2019. – Indians defied bans on assembly on December 19 in cities nationwide as anger swells against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims, following days of protests, clashes and riots that have left six dead. 
School children walk past police gathering by a demonstration against India’s new citizenship law in New Delhi on December 19, 2019. – Indians defied bans on assembly on December 19 in cities nationwide as anger swells against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims, following days of protests, clashes and riots that have left six dead. 
Police gather near the historic Red Fort at a demonstration against India’s new citizenship law in New Delhi on December 19, 2019. – Indians defied bans on assembly on December 19 in cities nationwide as anger swells against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims, following days of protests, clashes and riots that have left six dead. 
A protester looks on at a demonstration against India’s new citizenship law in New Delhi on December 19, 2019. – Indians defied bans on assembly on December 19 in cities nationwide as anger swells against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims, following days of protests, clashes and riots that have left six dead. 
Protesters shout slogans at a demonstration against India’s new citizenship law in New Delhi on December 19, 2019. – Indians defied bans on assembly on December 19 in cities nationwide as anger swells against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims, following days of protests, clashes and riots that have left six dead. 

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