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Here are some more scenes from Saturday's million march in Hyderabad.

Describing themselves as "Citizens Against Bigots", they carried placards and shouted slogans accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of pursuing policies aimed at forcing people to prove their citizenship and putting people from marginalized communities at risk.

The BJP has accused the Congress of instigating violence in the country over CAA and asserted that the law was not going to snatch citizenship from any person in the country.

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The gathering of Bollywood and other film personalities invited by the government to discuss "myths and realities" of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was short of A-list stars.

Meanwhile, Delhi Congress chief Subash Chopra lleged that the ruling BJP party is acrrying out the CAA, NRC and NPR to divert people's attention from pertaining issues such as inflation, unemployment and economic distress.

Demonstrators hold placards and flags as they attend a protest rally against a new citizenship law, in Hyderabad, India, January 4, 2020.

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The event was a part of the BJP's massive public outreach programme on the citizenship law, which grants citizenship to non-Muslim refugees of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who arrived in India until 2014.

If combined with a proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC), critics of the CAA fear it will discriminate against India's Muslim minority and chip away at its secular constitution. "Rahul baba and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are playing the riots instigators by misleading people on the CAA", Shah said.

Modi's government maintains the new law is necessary to help minorities facing persecution in Muslim-majority nations, and it has called the pan-India protests politically motivated.

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Mass protests, not just by Muslims but by a diverse group of concerned citizens, erupted in several Indian cities after December 15, when police in Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia University used tear gas and bullets and beat students with wooden batons to disperse protesters.

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