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
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
India

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

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
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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