India: Usual Suspects riot in Assam over immigration bill that would give citizenship to non-Muslims facing persecution in Muslim states

Violent protests are continuing in India’s north-eastern states over a proposed amendment to the country’s citizenship law.

The protests have been particularly vocal in the state of Assam, which recently saw four million residents left off a citizens’ register.

The Citizenship (Amendment) bill seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Supporters of the bill defend it by saying that Muslims have been excluded as the bill offers Indian nationality only to religious minorities fleeing persecution in neighbouring countries.