The Death Toll of Protests Against A New Law in India has Risen to Six
The death toll of protests against a new law in India has risen to six. Most people died in the state of Assam, where four people were shot by the police.
A person died after a fight during the protests, and a man died because the store was set on fire where he slept.
The controversial minority law that is being protested was introduced by parliament last Wednesday. Minorities who fled Afghanistan, Pakistan or Bangladesh before 2015 will receive Indian nationality through this law.
However, it does not apply to fled Muslims.
Opposition parties see the law as an attempt by the Hindu nationalist government to marginalise the 200 million Muslims in the country.
The protest began on Wednesday in the predominantly Islamic state of Assam but has spread to other parts of the country. People also took to the streets in West Bengal and Delhi. The police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.