India's Modi summons ministers to discuss security situation following protests
21 Dec 2019
Demonstrators shout slogans behind a police barricade during a protest against a new citizenship law in Jafrabad, Delhi on Friday. Danish Siddiqui/ Reuters
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a meeting with his council of ministers on Saturday to discuss the security situation in the country following protests against a controversial citizenship law, said two government sources.
At least 14 people have been killed in violent clashes between the police and protesters since parliament last week passed a contentious citizenship law, that critics say discriminates against Muslims and undermines the country's secular constitution.