Students Defy Protest Ban In Support Of Secular India

A new law that discriminates against Muslims has sparked outrage after violating the secular principles on which India was founded.

Students Defy Protest Ban In Support Of Secular India

NEW DELHI — Nineteen-year-old Aditya Chaudhary spent Thursday morning shouting slogans and dodging policemen at Mandi House, one of Delhi’s main thoroughfares where people were gathering to protest the Citizenship Amendment Act, a discriminatory law championed by the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“We guys were in the crowd and raising slogans. The cops were running after people,” said Chaudhary. “They were coming at us from all sides.”

“This is not about Hindus and Muslims but all of us finally coming together for the first time in the past six years,” said the theater artist. “I feel like this is our final chance to fight back against an unconstitutional decision.”

A new law that discriminates against Muslims has sparked outrage after violating the secular principles on which India was founded.