Government blocks internet as protests erupt

The Indian government has suspended data services in some places, amid nationwide protests against a new citizenship law, Al-Jazeera reports.

Some television channels reported that police had imposed emergency law in some parts of the capital, New Delhi, that prohibits gatherings.

The administration of Uttar Pradesh banned mobile internet services in many parts of the state on Thursday night, including the provincial capital Lucknow.

Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state,
where Muslims form nearly 20 percent of its 204 million people, has witnessed the worst crackdown.

The force has been accused of killing 19 people there, most of them Muslims. 27 people have been killed in protests across the country since the Citizenship Amendment Act was adopted on December 11.


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