An Indian lawmaker holds a banner in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill at the Parliament House in New Delhi on December 13, 2019. Indian authorities have relaxed curfew in violence-hit parts of the northeastern state of Assam but shut schools until next week as protests continue against a new law that would grant citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from neighbouring countries. Photo: AP

Abe cancels trip to protest-hit India amid efforts to counter ‘Chinese challenge’

  • The Japanese leader was due to meet his counterpart Narendra Modi in northeastern India, which is now the epicentre of anger over a new citizenship law, known as the CAB
  • Analysts say the summit comes as Japan and India are boosting ties to respond to Beijing’s rise and provide an alternative to its Belt and Road Initiative
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An Indian lawmaker holds a banner in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill at the Parliament House in New Delhi on December 13, 2019. Indian authorities have relaxed curfew in violence-hit parts of the northeastern state of Assam but shut schools until next week as protests continue against a new law that would grant citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from neighbouring countries. Photo: AP
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