Senior Indian Police Officer caught on camera telling protestors to 'go to Pakistan'

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Senior Indian Police Officer caught on camera telling protestors to 'go to Pakistan'

NEW DELHI - A senior police officer in India 's Uttar Pradesh state has been caught on camera telling residents protesting the country's new citizenship law to "go to Pakistan", *Indian Express link* reported on Saturday.

The video shared on Twitter was shot in the Lisari Gate neighbourhood of UP's Meerut city on December 20, when five Muslim men died in clashes between protesters and police.

India has been convulsed by the broadest unrest in at least seven years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government brought in the Citizenship Amendment Act, which many see as discriminatory against Muslims, who make up 14 per cent of the population.

The law, which offers fast-track citizenship to non-Muslim nationals from three neighbouring countries, is the latest policy instituted by Modi's government that critics accuse of marginalising Muslims in the Hindu-majority nation.

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