Protests continue in India against new citizenship law

GAUHATI, India (AP) — More than a thousand students, artists and writers protested in India’s capital and northeastern Assam state on Wednesday against a new citizenship law introduced by the Hindu nationalist-led government that excludes Muslims.

In Gauhati, Assam’s capital, protesters sang patriotic songs urging unity, painted on canvases and created a sculpture. One of the paintings showed independence leader Mohandas Gandhi stabbed in the heart, while others depicted protests with blood in the streets.

The protest was organized by the All Assam Students’ Union, the Gauhati Artists Guild and the Saru Kala Parishad, an artists’ organization.