Battle for India’s new citizenship law moves to top court

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court yesterday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nationwide protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths. The Supreme Court would not grant a stay before hearing from the government, which has argued the law is a humanitarian gesture allowing citizenship for people fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.  More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin