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International relations

Modi-Abe summit postponed amid protests over citizenship bill

Bangladeshi minister also cancels visit as tensions in northeast India escalate

NEW DELHI -- Massive protests in India's northeast against a controversial citizenship bill have forced Japan and India to postpone a summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart, Shinzo Abe, scheduled for Dec. 15-17. 

Separately, Bangladesh Foreign Minister A. K. Abdul Momen canceled his Dec. 12-14 visit to India amid concerns over the ongoing situation in the country, even though the Indian government said the Muslim-majority neighbor's decision was taken due to changes in "his program on account of domestic issues."

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