Situation worsens in India as thousands arrested and number of people killed across the country

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Situation worsens in India as thousands arrested and number of people killed across the country

NEW DELHI - In India, three more people have been killed by Indian police firing, as protests against the controversial citizenship law continue on 10th day.

The recent incident of brutal killing of civilians by Indian police firing took place in Mangaluru and northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

The fatalities brought the death toll to eight. A curfew has been imposed in Mangaluru city with schools, restaurants and bars shut. Indian authorities have also shut down the internet and text messaging for tens of millions in most cities.

Indian government has also banned gatherings across the country including all of Uttar Pradesh and Bangalore, areas of the northeast and parts of Bihar, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Police detained thousands of people in Delhi and the southern city of Bengaluru. FIR was registered against seventeen people including Samajwadi Party leaders for allegedly setting a public bus on fire during the protest in Sambhal.

Meanwhile, United Muslim Action Committee and All India Majlis-e-Ettehadul Muslimeen held a meeting in Hyderabad and discussed to formulate A strategy against the Controversial Citizenship Act.