India’s Citizenship Amendment Act grants citizenship to all Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi immigrants from neighbouring Muslim majority countries Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who’ve arrived in the country before the 31st of December, 2014. According to Livemint, those belonging to the religious communities belonging above will not be deported for not having the requisite documents. This Act has stirred controversy with people alleging that this will alter the idea of India because of its exclusion of Muslims.

 

There were also major protests following an incident where police forces marched into Jamia Milia Islamia University in Delhi and fired tear gas into libraries and hostels. Protest marches have been organised in major cities following the passing of the Act and the incident mentioned above. For further information regarding the same, please head to verified news portals and do not give into fake news and rumours on the Internet.

Here are a few things you need to know before you head for a protest march.