December 17, 2019 / 2:02 PM / a month ago

Amit Shah says opposition misleading people over citizenship law

India's newly appointed Home Minister Amit Shah greets the media upon his arrival at the home ministry in New Delhi, India, June 1, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain/File Photo

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Home Minister Amit Shah accused some opposition parties on Tuesday of misleading people over a contentious new law that makes it easier for non-Muslims from neighbouring countries to gain citizenship.

Shah said the law - which has triggered violent protests - would have no power to strip people of their citizenship and that Muslims in India would not be affected.

Reporting by Promit Mukherjee; Writing by Rajendra Jadhav

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