India’s main opposition party on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of suppressing the voice of the people, referring to recent police attacks on people protesting a controversial citizenship law. 

Speaking at a sit-in protest in the capital New Delhi, the Indian National Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi said, “When you get students shot by bullets and when you get them lathi-charged or when you threaten journalists, you try to suppress the voice of the country,” according to ANI news agency.

The protest at the country’s founding father Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat was held against the Citizenship Amendment

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