Trump visits India: protest against citizenship law, 4 killed, including police man

Trump visits India: protest against citizenship law, 4 killed, including police man

A police officer and three protesters were killed and dozens were injured in a clash in protest against the controversial citizenship law before the arrival of US President Donald Trump in the Indian capital New Delhi.

According to a foreign news agency AFP report, the US president arrived in India on a two-day visit, but protests in New Delhi intensified and protests continued on Sunday, which continued for another day.

It is understood that a nationwide protest against the controversial citizenship law created by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of India started in December and at least 30 people have been killed in clashes with police till now.

In India, Muslims started protesting against this controversial law, calling it against the Muslim community and expressed concern over the law, including the United States.

Demonstrators say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to make India a nationalist country by eliminating India's secular identity and reducing the number of Muslims to 20 million, while Modi rejected the impression.

The latest clashes between thousands of protesters and supporters of the controversial law in India began on Sunday, which continued for another day.

According to the report, a police officer was killed and another injured in a collision in New Delhi.

New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pleaded on Twitter, saying, "Eliminate tension, it will not benefit anyone, all issues will be resolved peacefully".

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that 'schools will be closed on Tuesday in the northern part of Delhi and the examinations have been postponed'.

According to Indian News Agency Press Trust India, the protesters set fire to two houses and shops, while local TV said smoke was rising from the building.

It may be recalled that US President Donald Trump had arrived in the western state of Gujarat where he addressed a large gathering of people after which he also visited the Taj Mahal in Agra. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also with him at the rally.

Donald Trump later arrived in Delhi where talks between the leaders of the two countries would take place.

A senior US official told reporters that Donald Trump would raise concerns about religious freedom in the Hindu-majority country during his visit, and declared religious freedom very important for the current administration.

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