The hijab ban and several other controversies in Karnataka state have compromised Bengaluru's status as India's Silicon Valley.
Twelve police officials were injured in the violence that broke out in Hubli, north of Bengaluru after an anti-Muslim message spread on messenger platform Whatsapp.
Religious clashes have broken out between the majority Hindu and minority Muslim communities during religious processions in several parts of the country in recent weeks.
Hospitals will get medical oxygen from armed forces reserves with retired medical military personnel joining Covid-19 health facilities to help the country as it tries to battle an unprecedented crisis.
Rights groups say the citizenship law, combined with poor urban development, could lead to the forced eviction of millions of people living in poverty. Meanwhile, Muslim women continue to occupy New Delhi's streets in resistance to the divisive law.
Thousands rally in protests against new citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim, while Hindu nationalist ruling party releases video with animated Muslim characters as part of publicity blitz to try to bust "myths" around the law.
Garment workers' protest over pension fund turns violent in information technology hub of Bengaluru
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