India’s home minister says opposition misleading people over citizenship law


MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Home Minister Amit Shah accused some opposition parties on Tuesday of misleading people over a contentious new law that makes it easier for non-Muslims from neighboring countries to gain citizenship.

Shah said the law – which has triggered violent protests – would have no power to strip people of their citizenship and that Muslims in India would not be affected.

Reporting by Promit Mukherjee; Writing by Rajendra Jadhav