Longest-running protest against India’s new citzenship law broken up

Police forcibly break up the longest-running protest against India’s new citzenship law (CAA) in Shaheen Bagh as India prepares for a nationwide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. ⁣⁣

NEW DELHI, INDIA MARCH 22: Women during Janta Curfew protest against CAA and NRC at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi. (Photo by K Asif/India Today Group/Getty Images)


Protesters, many of them women, have been staging a sit-in protest since early December to the law seen as discriminating against Muslims. Hundreds of police in riot gear surrounded the protesters early on Tuesday and told them to leave. Some demonstrators resisted the police, and at least nine people had been detained, six of them women.⁣⁣
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India has reported 519 cases of the coronavirus with 10 reported deaths.⁣⁣

NEW DELHI, INDIA MARCH 22: Women during Janta Curfew protest against CAA and NRC at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi. (Photo by K Asif/India Today Group/Getty Images)