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Protests over Indian citizenship continue for the fourth day

Protests have erupted throughout India in response to a controversial citizenship bill which would grant persecuted religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, a pathway to citizenship. 

In the east of India, dozens of buses were set on fire and vandalised in at least six railway stations on Saturday. In West Bengal, 15 buses were burned. Peaceful protests were also held at Utter Pradesh by the students of the  Aligarh Muslim University. 

India’s police responded to student protests in Utter Pradesh by using tear gas and batons.

The bill has been criticised for attacking India’s core values of secularism by not including provisions for Muslim minorities.

Read Reuter's reporting here.