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To counter the growing anti-government protests, the campaign team of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday launched a social media campaign to boost support for the new citizenship law.

The twitter handle of Narendra Modi website wrote early today tweeted: “#IndiaSupportsCAA because CAA is about giving citizenship to persecuted refugees & not about taking anyone’s citizenship away.”

India’s new citizenship law — officially known as Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) — brought by Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government earlier this month has triggered mass condemnation and protests during which over 20 people have lost their lives.

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