New Delhi Riots: Reuters

For more than two months, protesters in India have objected to the Citizenship Amendment Act that opens a path to citizenship for non-Muslims in three neighboring countries. Riots broke out and turned violent in New Delhi, disrupting the capital and contributing to 27 deaths and hundreds of injuries. “The Citizenship Amendment Act has sparked accusations that Modi and his BJP are undermining India’s secular traditions,” report Devjyot Ghoshal and Manoj Kumar for Reuters. Government officials accused opponents of encouraging violence to embarrass the Modi administration during a visit by the US president. “Some of those protesting at the citizenship law alleged, however, that Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its supporters were targeting Muslims and instigating the violence.” Muslims represent about 15 percent of India’s population and Hindus represent 80 percent. – YaleGlobal

New Delhi Riots: Reuters

Riots break out in New Delhi with 27 killed and hundreds injured as protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continue
Devjyot Ghoshal and Manoj Kumar
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Read the article from Reuters about riots in New Delhi.

Assessment of Religious Restrictions:<br />
Pew Research Center<br />
High levels of social hostilities related to religious norms:<br />
Germany, India, Somalia, Uganda, Israel<br />
High levels of interreligious tension and violence:<br />
Myanmar, Central African Republic, Egypt, India, Iraq<br />
High levels of religious violence by organized groups:<br />
Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, India<br />
High levels of individual and social group harassment:<br />
Central African Republic, Egypt, Bangladesh, India, Nigeria<br />
Highest overall restrictions among 25 most populous countries:<br />
Egypt, India, Russia, Pakistan, Indonesia<br />

(Source: Pew Research Center)

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