The Citizenship Amendment Act provides for the granting of citizenship to non-Muslims who have been granted asylum in India until 2014, subject to religious persecution in neighboring Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
Fierce opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act in the northeastern states of Assam, Tripura, and Meghalaya. People are engaged in a serious struggle against this.
In Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamic University, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University students and students of Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh jumped into action. Similarly, protests took place in Delhi, Selampur and Jabarabad.
The students' movement has erupted in various states of the country, beginning with the Delhi amendment to the Citizenship Amendment Act. Controversy has been raised by police cracking down on protesters and throwing tear gas. Aligarh Muslim University students protesting in Delhi have sued 10,000 people over the violence that erupted on December 15 during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Mentioning them as unidentified.
Most of the participants were non-resident students. They have been charged under Sections 188 and 341 of the Indian Penal Code for violating Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Act.