Violent protests erupt in India over controversial citizenship law as Trump visits country

Deadly protests broke out on the streets of India’s capital and the city’s leader called for a curfew on Wednesday following battles between Hindus and Muslims.

The two days of unrest – which has seen clashes between mobs armed with swords and guns, and the deaths of at least 20 people – is the worst sectarian violence seen in Delhi in decades.

The clashes come amid worsening religious tensions following a citizenship law that critics say is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist agenda.

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