Fifteen people were killed in India as protests reverberate across the country against a controversial citizenship law, security officials said Saturday.
Inspector General of Police Praveen Kumar confirmed the death toll to Anadolu Agency saying fresh cases were reported from the northern Uttar Pradesh state.
“Police have arrested 705 people, who were involved in violence. Apart from that 263 policemen were injured, out of whom 57 received gunshot wounds,” said Kumar.
The protests turned violent at some places with vehicles being torched, police said.
A police post was set on fire by protesters in Kanpur city, news agency PTI reported.
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