Anti-migrant unrest continues in India

Civil unrest has continued in the north eastern states of India over a proposed amendment to the country's citizenship law.

The bill attempts to grant citizenship to immigrants who are not Muslim. Offices of the ruling BJP have been burnt down by protesters against the change in the law.

Tensions are particularly high in the state of Assam, which saw an estimated 3.62 million left off the National Register of Citizens (NRC) - a list of people who can prove they came to the state by 24 March 1971, a day before neighbouring Bangladesh became an independent country.

Supporters of the bill defend it by saying that Muslims have been excluded as the bill offers Indian nationality only to religious minorities fleeing persecution in neighbouring countries.

A student union spokesperson told the BBC it was an attempt to provide citizenship "by backdoor" to illegal non-Muslim migrants who were excluded from the NRC.

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