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Five people killed in New Delhi riots

Five people killed in New Delhi riots

Five people were killed in riots in New Delhi that erupted against the new citizenship law. Another 50 people were injured, RIA Novosti reports.

According to a representative of one of the city hospitals, more than 50 people were injured by stoning or burns, five people, including a policeman, were killed. The Deputy Chief Minister of New Delhi announced that all schools in the north-east of the city where the main clashes took place would be closed for an indefinite time.

Under the amendments to the law on citizenship adopted by the Indian Parliament, non-Muslim refugees from neighboring countries - Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh - will be able to obtain Indian citizenship by a simplified procedure if they face oppression in their homeland. The law provoked the discontent of Indian Muslims, who believe the amendments violate the constitution, as they oppress some citizens in a formally secular country on religious grounds.

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