Clashes erupted between security forces and demonstrators who were blocked from marching towards the Parliament in New Delhi on Monday, to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register for Citizens (NRC).

Footage shows scuffles, as well as police forces attempting to remove protesters who had climbed a fence.

Some protesters were also seen being dragged and arrested.

Protests have swept the country after the Indian Parliament passed the CAA on December 11, entitling religious minority migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan to Indian citizenship if they entered the country before the end of December 2014.

The amendment has come under criticism for discriminating against undocumented Muslim migrants. The NRC, in turn, is used in Assam state to identify illegal immigrants with the government's goal to implement it throughout the country.


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