Citizenship Act protests: Why concern has gripped Muslims in this Indian advise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Policemen clashing with protesters in Kanpur Northern India’s Uttar Pradesh has been the worst affected in the ongoing protests against a controversial new citizenship law. At least 19 people have died in the state since protests began on 20 December. The BBC’s Vikas Pandey travels to the region to…

Citizenship Act protests: India curbs recordsdata superhighway prior to unique demonstrations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jama Masjid is one of Delhi’s oldest mosques Thousands of people, protesting against a controversial citizenship law, have gathered outside one of India’s oldest mosques in Delhi. Police briefly detained Chandrashekhar Azad, a Dalit (formerly untouchables) leader who defied orders to halt a march from Jama Masjid in old…

Idris Elba to receive Sierra Leone citizenship on first talk over with

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Africa can house my ambition“Idris Elba has been given citizenship of his father’s native Sierra Leone.The British film star landed in the capital Freetown on Wednesday for his first visit to the country.Elba told the BBC’s Umaru Fofana that citizenship was „the biggest honour I could get…

Student protests against India’s citizenship law spread after clashes on campuses

Protests over a new citizenship law based on religion spread to student campuses across India on Monday as critics said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government was pushing a partisan agenda in conflict with India’s founding as a secular republic. Anger fuelled in harsh police crackdown on university campus protests 0:41Protests over a new citizenship law…