Fresh clashes between the police and demonstrators in India have erupted after more than a week of deadly unrest triggered by a citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim.

The clashes erupted on Friday in Uttar Pradesh state’s capital, Lucknow, when police halted a few hundred people on their way to a planned protest, with security forces firing tear gas and charging with batons, an AFP news agency reporter at the scene said.


Three protesters were shot dead on Thursday, taking the death toll to nine – six were killed earlier in the northeastern state of Assam – in the wave of anger that is emerging as a major challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The law making it easier for “persecuted” minorities from three

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