Sheikh Saaliq

Sheikh Saaliq is an author at Religion News Service.

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Death toll rises to 22 from Delhi riots during Trump trip

February 26, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 22 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with U.S. President Donald Trump’s first state visit to India, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals continue to take in the wounded, authorities said Wednesday.

New violence erupts in Indian capital over citizenship law

February 25, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — Black smoke rose into the sky after protesters set fruit and vegetable shops and a Muslim shrine on fire in the Bhajanpur area in New Delhi’s northeast, witnesses said.

Muslims in fear as police crack down in India’s heartland

January 7, 2020

MEERUT, India (AP) — A crackdown on protests against a new citizenship law has been the harshest in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where Muslims comprise 20% of the population.

Across India, opposition building against citizenship law

December 17, 2019

(RNS) — Critics say the legislation, which for the first time conditions Indian citizenship on religion, violates the secular constitution of the world’s largest democracy.

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