India to begin census next year amid outrage against new citizenship law that excludes Muslims

The Indian Government has announced plans for a census to be held next year despite weeks of protests over a citizenship law that critics say is anti-Muslim.

The protests began over a new law allowing Hindus, Christians and other religious minorities living in India illegally to become citizens if they could show they were persecuted because of their religion in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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It does not apply to Muslims.

Some protesters say the law is discriminatory against Muslims, while others fear it …

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