India: Hindus, Sikhs protect Muslims offering prayers. Tens of thousands of people in India are demonstrating against a new law on citizenship that is seen as anti-Muslim, and on Friday there continued clashes between police and demonstrators.
On Thursday, three demonstrators were shot dead, raising the death toll to nine in the wave of anger that emerges as a major challenge for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Social media was abuzz with footage of the massive protests in the midst of all the chaos.
One such video doing the rounds provides a heart-warming scene as it shows a group of Hindus and Sikhs forming a human chain to protect Muslims with prayer offerings.
The video was filmed and posted by an Indian journalist during the demonstrations outside of New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University.
The controversial law on citizenship aims to make Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan eligible for Indian citizenship, but Muslims are the only group to be excluded. news report on India: Hindus, Sikhs protect Muslims offering prayers.