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Cambridge city council passes resolution against citizenship law of Indian Govt
February 13, 2020

In the United States, Cambridge in Massachusetts state has become the second city after Seattle to pass a resolution against a controversial citizenship law pushed by India's  government.

The Cambridge City Council passed a unanimous resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act, calling upon the Indian Parliament to "uphold" the country's secular constitution by repealing the law and stop a proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

The Cambridge city council also urged its congressional delegation to support legislation in the US Congress censuring India for enacting such policies.

Meanwhile, the Committee for Journalists protection has called upon the Indian authorities to allow reporters to cover protests across India against a new citizenship law without fear of arrest or detention.

In a statement, the Watchdog also demanded Indian government to drop their criminal investigation into journalist Mohammed Mubashiruddin Khurram who was arrested in Hyderabad on covering a protest against the newly enacted new citizenship law.

NNR/ Ahsan