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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to fast-track naturalization for non-Muslim refugees has sparked months of protests at a time when the economy is sputtering.    © Nikkei montage/Source photos by Reuters
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India's economic frustration and social tensions boil under Modi

Critics say ongoing citizenship law protests tarnish image of tolerance

KIRAN SHARMA, Nikkei staff writer | India

NEW DELHI -- Besides the usual stress of life as a student in India's frenetic capital, Rimsha Parveen is haunted by anxiety over something far more personal: her citizenship status.

The 22-year-old Muslim said she feels "highly insecure" about her future in the country and wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to roll back measures she considers discriminatory against people of her faith.

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