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Modi’s New India Citizenship Law Sparks Panic and Protests

  • Muslims seen to be the worst affected by proposed bill
  • Parliament expected to deal with the legislation on Monday
A man pushes a bicycle along a track in a village of Nalbari district, Assam, India on Sep. 1.
A man pushes a bicycle along a track in a village of Nalbari district, Assam, India on Sep. 1.

Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

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India’s parliament is set to approve legislation preventing Muslim migrants from neighboring countries from receiving citizenship -- the next step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hardline Hindu nationalist program and one that’s seen to go against the nation’s secular constitution.

The controversial citizenship bill has sparked protests and fear around India, with lawyers working overtime to help millions at risk of being left stateless in the world’s largest democracy.