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that we're human together. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to our viewers here in the u.s. and all around the world. i'm natalie allen, and "cnn newsroom" starts right now. ahead here this hour, the beginning of a historic week in washington. lawmakers will vote on whether to impeach u.s. president donald trump. also this hour, here's a quote. let's get this done. that's the u.s. envoy to north korea sending a blunt message over the stalled nuclear talks. also china's state tv censors a premier league match after one of the sport's top stars criticized beijing over the treatment of a muslim minority.
thank you again for joining us. it is shaping up to be a historic week in washington. the full u.s. house is expected to vote on articles of impeachment against u.s. president donald trump. the house judiciary committee has just released a report detailing its arguments for impeachment stemming from the ukraine scandal. it says in part, while there is no need for a crime to be proven in order for impeachment to be warranted, here president trump's scheme or course of conduct also encompassed other offenses both constitutional and criminal in character, and it is appropriate for the committee to recognize such offenses in assessing the question of impeachment. the republicans penned a dissenting view, writing this.
the majority's actions are unprecedented, unjustififiable, and will only dilute the significance of the dire recourse that is impeachment. the ramifications for future presidents are not difficult to surmise. sources say a vote by the full house could come wednesday. cnn's jeremy diamond has more about it from the white house. >> reporter: well, the house of representatives this week is expected to vote on those articles of impeachment that passed in the house judiciary committee, making it all but certain that president trump will become the third american president in history to be impeached by the house of representatives. but at the white house, much of the focus has already shifted to the senate, where the president of course will face trial if, indeed, he is impeached by the house. white house lawyers have been working on the president's legal defense, and there has been coordination already between the white house and senate republicans over how that trial would actually take place. we heard on sunday from white
house adviser pam bondi, the former attorney general of the state of florida, who is advising the president on impeachment. she said that the president hopes the trial in the senate with republicans in the majority will make for a fair trial. >> so we weren't given a fair trial in the house at all. now it goes to the senate, and these senators -- the president deserves to be heard. we should be working hand in hand with them. the rules of evidence will apply. these are the senators who will decide if our president is impeached, which will not happen. we should and will work hand in hand with them. >> despite what pam bondi said there about the president wanting to be heard in a senate trial, there is no indication that the president will testify in that trial. in fact, senate republicans and the white house have started coalescing around this notion of a shorter trial that would have no witnesses. but just as that is happening, we've now heard from the senate minority leader, the top democrat in the senate, chuck schumer, and he is making his pitch for what he would like to
see in a senate trial. and it involves witnesses. it involves subpoenaing documents. four key witnesses that senate democrats want senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and the republicans to agree to bring forward and subpoena in a senate trial. they are the white house chief of staff mick mulvaney, his senior adviser robert blair, the former national security adviser john bolton, as well as michael duffy, who is the associate director for national security programs. he's one of those officials who actually signed off on several of the documents relating to that aid freeze of nearly $400 million of security aid to ukraine. now, of course this is a request from the top democrat in the senate, and that is because republicans control the majority in the senate, and therefore anything that actually goes through as far as the rules of this trial will require a 51-senator majority. and unless democrats are somehow able to peel away four republican senators to get them to agree to these rules, mitch mcconnell is ultimately going to be the decider here.
and mcconnell, well, he has suggested that he will run anything as it relates to the proceedings of that senate trial by the white house, specifically the white house counsel pat cipollone. so far there is no indication from the white house that they would agree to have any of these witnesses, of course, come forward. jeremy diamond, cnn, the white house. >> let's talk about the week ahead. i'm joined from england by natasha lynn stat. she's a professor of government at the university of essex, natasha, thanks for coming in because it's going to be quite a week. let's first focus on that schumer letter to mr. mcconnell requesting witnesses. what do you think the chances are of that happening? >> i think there's absolutely no chance of that happening. the republicans have absolutely nothing to gain by this trial being long, by it dragging on, by it involving more witnesses and by allowing some of these documents to come forward. what they want is for this trial
to go as quickly as possible and then they can move on from this because the more people that are involved, for example, if they were able to get john bolton to testify or mick mulvaney, none of these witnesses would be particularly good for the president. we've seen mick mulvaney at press conferences openly admit, oh, yeah, we do this all the time, these quid pro quos. it happens all the time. just get over it. i can't imagine how that would be good for the president to have mick mulvaney come forward to testify. so i think this is going to get voted down, and even if it was close, as had been already stated, mitch mcconnell would never let this happen. he's made it pretty clear he's going to be coordinating very closely with the president. >> right. >> and that they're going to ensure this is not a fair trial. he didn't say that explicitly but he said he just wanted to get this over with and move forward. >> right. that was going to be my next question because mcconnell has indicated he'll be on the same team with the white house. we know that president trump has
his vision of how he wants this trial to go. but at the same time, senators took an oath to be impartial jurors in an impeachment trial. so does this make any sense? >> no. i mean it is violating his oath that he took, that judicial processes do need to be unbiased or impartial. but we're in a really new era here where partisan politics seems to trump everything, and it's really more about saving the tribe here. it's a very dangerous era for democracy because it really is eroding at our judicial processes, the rule of law and so forth because mcconnell could not have been more honest about what's going to happen. it's going to be quick, as i already mentioned, and he's going to coordinate closely with trump. now, this is somewhat different from the clinton trial. we don't have that many historical cases to draw from, but there was more effort from the senate at that time to have
a fair process. there was some discussion amongst republicans and democrats about what the rules were going to be, and they were trying to proceed with at least the perception that there was some sort of fair trial. >> right. there was some sort of an agreement of how it would be carried out. not so this time. as you say, we're in a new era, a polarization. so as well is the american public. i want to point to a new fox ne impeachment poll released sunday. half of american voters want donald trump impeached and removed from office. 41% oppose impeachment. 44% say he should be impeached but not removed from office. again, that poll is from fox news, who the president depends on for support. what do you read into it? >> well, he already tweeted about it that fox news needs to get new pollsters. he didn't like this particular poll. i mean the polls aren't really good for the democrats either, but you couldn't say that this is a good poll for trump.
you have 50% of the public saying that he needs to be removed. but if you look a little bit deeper into the poll, it reveals the same thing i keep saying. it's just so polarized because you have 85% of democrats that want to remove him. a little bit of an increase to 45% of independents that are supportive of that. then you have 84% of republicans that don't want him to be impeached. so there hasn't been much change here since october. a little bit more of the public supports impeachment if you go by that particular poll. but one of the big headlines for fox news was not the result of the poll but the fact that his approval rating has gone up to 45% or two percentage points. and so there's a lot of different ways of looking at this, but we just haven't seen this whole impeachment inquiry move the public one way or another, and it apparently hasn't affected the way they feel about him. >> absolutely. all right. we'll be watching to see the developments of this week. thank you for your input. we appreciate it.
>> thanks for having me. >> sure thing. well, this week the uk will start feeling the major political aftershocks following prime minister boris johnson's huge election win thursday. there's speculation in british newspapers he might sack up to a third of his cabinet. his first priority, though, as he has said throughout his campaign, get brexit done, first by bringing his divorce bill before the house of commons, again perhaps even before christmas. then he has to forge a new relationship with europe, and as you know, that is no easy task. he also has to keep the united kingdom united. the rumblings from scotland are getting louder where voters just spoke out strongly against mr. johnson and strongly against brexit, backing in huge numbers a party leader who wants an independent scotland. >> you cannot hold scotland in the union against its will. you cannot just lock us in a cupboard and turn the key and
hope that everything goes away. if the union -- if the united kingdom is to continue, then it can only be by consent. and if boris johnson is confident in the case for the union, then he should be confident enough to make that case and allow people to decide because if it's to continue, it can only be by the will and the consent of the people of scotland. scotland cannot be imprisoned within the united kingdom. >> we had a referendum on whether or not scotland should be separate from the united kingdom in 2014. we were told that that referendum would settle the question for a generation. in this general election, we have just seen what happens when politicians try to overturn a referendum result. and in the same way we should respect the referendum result of 2014, scotland is stronger in the united kingdom. you can be proudly scottish and proudly british together. >> nicola sturgeon, scottish
national party increased its share of seats in the commons to 48 out of 49. we turn now to north korea. the u.s. envoy to north korea is urging pyongyang to resume denuclearization talks ahead of a year-end deadline. stephen biegun met with south korean officials in seoul monday and set a clear message to north korea, it is time to return to the negotiating table. >> president trump, president moon, and all of us who serve them have worked hard to keep open the door to negotiations with north korea. it has been a long year, and we have not made nearly as much progress as we would have hoped. but we will not give up. i have read closely the many comments from various north korean officials over the course of the past month. we have heard them all. it is regrettable that the tone of these statements towards the
united states, the republic of korea, japan, and our friends in europe have been so hostile and negative and so unnecessary. >> this comes just days after north korea says it carried out another crucial test at a rocket launch site and after north korean leader kim jong-un promised to deliver a so-called christmas gift to the united states. meantime, south korean officials are now pushing to reopen a joint north and south korean resort. they say it is the key to peace with north korea, but the united states disagrees. our paula hancocks reports from south korea. >> reporter: this is diamond mountain. its serene beauty belies the political turmoil that surrounds it. a half hour drive north of the dmz, once a bustling joint tourist resort between north and
south korea, now according to leader kim jong-un who visited recently, shabby and backward. he's pledged to tear the resort down. >> it's the door to north korea. >> reporter: but the south korean governor of this province split in two by the dmz says it is the key to keeping an increasingly fragile peace. >> they are saying they will begin again test of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile. so we must have an exit plan. the exit plan is i think the mountain. >> the tours were suspended in 2008 after a south koreale tourist was shot dead by a north korean soldier. pyongyang claimed he had entered an off limits area. at a summit in pyongyang last year, the leaders of north and south korea agreed to resume the tours, and a joint industrial park in the north as soon as conditions were right. kim jong-un announced it to his people and the world in his new year's address, something he
usually only does when he's sure it will happen. tourism is exempt from u.n. security council sanctions imposed on north korea, but the u.s. believes it's too soon to reopen the resort. washington has voiced concerns pyongyang could use money from the resort to fund its nuclear and missile programs. >> there were six times of -- after pyeongchang went to olympic games. each of them were gorgeous ones, big smile, big hand, big hug, and big promise, and then nothing. on the country, more sanction, more sanction. they're angry about it. >> reporter: so this is the peace bell. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: the governor traveled to washington last month to try to convince officials to reopen the resort. he said they listened but did not agree. the minister for unification has also been lobbying the u.s. to give the green light. >> it is far from pyongyang, far
from seoul, far from washington. it's not political. it's only tourism, so it's the key. >> reporter: the key that south korean officials fear is slipping through their hands. paula hancocks, cnn, near the dmz, south korea. the longest u.n. climate talks on record end in disappointment. next here, why the marathon in madrid did not deliver the goods climate activists so hoped for. also ahead, political backlash. china pulling coverage of sunday's arsenault/manchester city match over one player's tweet. we'll tell you about it. every kind of lash...volums ...for a sensational full-fan effect. lash sensational. only from maybelline new york.
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gridlocked talks. the u.n. secretary-general is calling the latest round of global climate talks a lost opportunity. the cop25 summit wrapped up sunday in madrid, where negotiators were supposed to hammer out the rules of the 2015 paris climate accord. instead they hit a deadlock when a handful of major countries refused to commit to bolder emissions targets. those countries include brazil,
china, australia, saudi arabia, russia, india, and the united states. cnn's arwa damon spoke with young activists from some of the world's less powerful countries which are bearing the brunt of climate change because the local and national economies simply cannot cope. >> you've been negotiating for the last 25 years, even before i was born. >> reporter: hilda's generation does not deserve a crisis they did not create. >> i am the voice of the deng children, displaced women and people suffering at the hands of climate crisis created by rich countries. >> reporter: she's at the forefront of the climate protests in her native uganda. cleaning plastic filth out of lake victoria. when hilda was just 10 years old, the changing climate dried her family's crops. there was no water for the livestock. >> we didn't have enough food, and then we started to sell off
our property. i missed three months without school when other people were at school. so i had to stay home because my parents could not afford. they went and talked to people for causing this, and they're not listening. and then it feels like it's wasting time. >> reporter: words the polluters don't want to hear or are turning away from despite all the signage declaring otherwise, these climate crisis negotiations feel less like they're about saving the planet and more like a battle between the haves and have-nots. >> really driven by the youth, by those populations whose communities are already feeling the impact of climate change. the security is trying to keep control of this situation. >> reporter: but they won't give
up. >> how old are you here? >> i was 12. >> so people were listening to you when you were 12. these clips of videos you did, they made a difference. >> yeah, they did. >> reporter: he got a unicef grant to get a biogas plant for his school to convert waste into energy. his trip to the conference was his first time on a plane to address halls of power. >> i also know that the magnitude of the danger which is coming. >> reporter: they heard his words, but he feels like they didn't listen. >> it hurts. it hurts. i'm not actually seeing like real action on the ground, but that's what i feel currently, that there's nothing which has been done. >> reporter: leaders are even getting a dressing down from those too small to reach the podium. >> this is not fair. our leaders are just busy
blaming each other instead of finding a long-term solution. >> reporter: 13-year-old dreams of the stars. he wants to be a nasa scientist. >> if they really love us, they should act right now because the climate change project should be taken seriously. it's not a joke. it's about future generations and our living on earth. >> reporter: it's the children who are the ones having grown-up conversations. >> i do this with all my heart and with love for the coming generation. >> thank you. >> reporter: arwa damon, cnn, madrid. > >> well, let's talk about why there were no breakthroughs here with the vice president of climate change for the global strategy group conservation international. she was at the summit and joins me live from madrid. thanks for being here. it's heartbreaking to hear these children and to hear their pleas and to see their tears.
however, the big holdout to getting results are the big polluters -- brazil, australia, the u.s., china, russia, other major emitters. why won't they do something? >> thank you, natalie, for having me. i think it's really important to understand the context of why this c.o.p. is so important. we've heard a lot of superlatives. this is the c.o.p. that extended the longest of any one. a final agreement wasn't reached until sunday when it was supposed to end on friday. it's the last year for the rule book for the paris agreement to be finalized. clear action is demanded by 2020, which is our deadline by which emissions need to peak. this was a key c.o.p. to reach decisions on creating rules between countries. what we saw is that this c.o.p. really failed to amplify the indispensable role of government to provide predictable signals
to the market and to innovators to go beyond voluntary action but rather demand specific provisions on ambition requiring countries or encouraging countries to increase their commitments, to support very muching countries that are on the front lines of climate change, and ultimately agree to the rules that will allow countries to cooperate. i think there was a lot of difficulty in reaching agreement because of some particularly contentious issues around finance, around double counting of emissions rules and ultimately led to a race to the bottom. >> it certainly did, and the issue here is, shyla, that there are solutions. we could change it, and they just don't seem to -- as you heard the young people say, they don't seem to listen, the biggest countries that have the money to make changes. and the changes that we could make are right there.
>> yeah, and i think -- i'm from california, and one of the things i realize is that a failure is really only a failure if it doesn't compel learning. and i think in this case, even though we've seen a series of failures in international processes to deliver the scale of ambition and action that's needed, i think that this experience really can and should spur learning, innovation, bringing together a multitude of ecosystem of actors from the finance sector, from innovation and from government to really create that holistic solution that's going to be needed. and the issue that i work on is nature. it's on bringing the indispensable role of nature and natural capital to the climate solution, which is readily available but requires political will and financing to really be able to be scaled. >> yeah, so i want to talk
before pointing the finger at the united states. we have a president that makes fun of greta thunberg, that denies climate change. in an opinion piece by paul krugman in "the new york times" this week, it was titled "the party that ruined the planet," pointing to republicans. you probably don't want to get in a political debate here, but there is huge denial still in the united states where you don't see it so much in other places. is that because of partisan politics? >> i think it's unfortunate that we have to start every conversation reiterating and reconfirming that climate change is real. i think the science and the conversation is way beyond that point, and we really need to be dedicating and focusing our attention on the solutions that we know are there, on bringing more voices to the table. i think that the youth climate movement has really demonstrated the energy and the vitality and the potential of youth to lead.
i think that we need to be there in the room with them, providing them with the support, the leverage, and the coverage that they need to lead the way, to lead the path forward. and i also see so much inspiration and hope from the innovations and the solutions that i've seen. i was just in silicon valley and saw firsthand how innovations in agriculture and supply chains and big data analytics are already starting to transform the way that we respond to climate, the way that we direct our financial capital. so i think that there's really a key need and a role and an opportunity for non-state actors as it's called, which is really private sector investors for communities, cities, states to really rise up and bring those solutions from the bottom up as we look to the governments to
provide that predictability and rules set from the top down. >> right. california certainly a leader there, and they're just going their way with solutions. hopefully others will follow because it just makes sense. shyla, thanks so much for your input. >> thank you for having me. >> sure thing. next here, arsenal fans in china were out of luck if they wanted to watch sunday's match against manchester city. why this tweet from one of the players led state media in china to pull coverage of the game. that's next. e. here hold this. follow that spud. [ tires screech ] the big idaho potato truck is touring america telling folks about idaho potatoes. and i want it back. what is it with you and that truck?
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welcome back to our viewers here in the u. and around the world. i'm natalie allen. you're watching "cnn newsroom." sports and politics are clashing once again in china. this time chinese state tv pulled coverage of sunday's premier league match between arsenal and manchester city after arsenal's midfielder, mesut ozil posted social media messages criticizing china's treatment of muslim uighurs. the club has already started distancing itself from the player's comments. david culver is live from beijing. i guess this is more evidence, david, that china just doesn't respect free speech. >> reporter: that's certainly what's going to be portrayed by a lot of folks on the western side of things. interesting to look at social media here in china, natalie, where they're very critical of the comment, saying people need to know there are ramifications for that freedom of expression
and perhaps losing one of the most prized sports here, soccer, football, is one of those impacts. what's interesting is the time line here because all this may sound familiar because of what happened just two months ago, right, with the nba facing a similar situation with china. now, the time line on the days are concerned, you know, it was a friday. it played out over the weekend. state media responded. in this case, they likewise pulled the broadcasting of a game. social media responded. what i'm curious about is what's going to happen today because at this hour a press conference of the foreign ministry. how china is going to characterize this going forward. are they going to perhaps try to defuse this early on so it doesn't ramp up to the extremely what some to be consider unnecessary tensions between the nba and china, or could this be further exacerbated? it my come down to the topic here. the issue with the nba had to do with hong kong and the democracy
protests going on there. this one is involving what some may consider a far more sensitive issue. the situation involving the uighurs, the predominantly muslim ethic minorities. the u.s. says some 2 million have been detained in what are considered to be interment like camps. this has been a clash going on back and forth over the past several months really. and so today is what we're going to be watching closely for. of course this foreign ministry press briefing that's under way could shall the indicator as to how china plans to portray all of this. >> right. yes. and you mentioned the nba. it's interesting that it's in this case one player says something, you know, that wasn't about the team. with the nba, it was a coach for the houston rockets, and china went after the nba. so it's one person, yet china
looks at it, painting with a much bigger brush. >> reporter: they are, and part of that, natalie, is how the nba initially responded. you'll recall when darryl moray put out that tweet, the nba somewhat apologized for offending china, and that was likewise over the weekend. they faced backlash from the u.s., though. that's where fans in the u.s. said to the nba, wait a minute. why don't you allow this freedom of expression to go forward? and that's when the nba kind of changed course. they say they clarified their statement, and it became much more confrontational between the nba and china. as of now, we haven't seen the backlash against arsenal or really even the english premier league. so that could perhaps change things and defuse it as well. but if that comes and they feel like they need to likewise clarify the situation, perhaps this could rise to that extreme nearly severing of relationships between china and in this case football. >> all right. we'll wait and see what happens today. david culver for us in beijing.
david, thank you. still to come here, the protests rage on against a controversial citizenship law. a new law in india. the government says it's protecting religious minorities. critics say it's targeting muslims. also the public outcry is growing over india's rape culture. seven years after a brutal assault that shocked the nation. the best of pressure cooking and air frying now in one pot, and with tendercrisp technology, you can cook foods that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. the ninja foodi pressure cooker, the pressure cooker that crisps.
monday marks seven years since a crime that shocked and horrified the world. the torture, rape, and death of a 23-year-old student in india. a protest movement was born in the aftermath, and laws were changed, but the culture that tolerates crimes against women has not. cnn's anna coren has our story and we want you to know we asked to interview government officials, but none were made available.
>> reporter: a garland of marigolds drape the body of one of the latest victims of rape in india. the 23-year-old was set on fire by a gang of men, including two of her alleged rapists, on her way to court to testify against them. suffering burns to 90% of her body, she pleaded with doctors to save her so her attackers would face justice. she died a day later. sexual violence against women and girls is so prevalent in india, it's been described as a disease. a disease many thought the government and judicial system would have eradicated following the horrific case in 2012 involving a woman who had become known as -- that shocked and outraged the world. i cannot express how painful it is these seven years, how much we have struggled on a mental level, the amount of torture i have dealt with.
asha is the mother of nabaya, which means fearless. the 23-year-old university student brutally gang raped on a bus in new delhi. her attackers used a metal rod causing such severe internal injuries she was flown to singapore for special surgery but died in hospital. under indian law, we cannot name or show a rape victim. most of her perpetrators were sentenced to death but remain on death row as an arduous appeals process goes through the courts. it is that pain that does not let me sit at home, does not let me sleep, so my daughter's struggle is my strength. these men must hang. they must be punished for their crimes, she says. the recent string of brutal rape attacks on girls and women in india have once again sparked protests across the country where, according to the national crime records bureau, around 100 rapes occur on average every day. citizens are -- want more action
by police. the courts are overloaded and justice can take many years to arrive if at all. >> the delay in the justice system and the fact there isn't swift, certain punishment means that if you rape, it's highly likely that you will get away with it. >> reporter: but for this activist, her main grievance with india's rape culture lies with prime minister narendra modi, who she says has been resoundingly silent on this crisis. >> it's the sick mind-set of the government which refuses to respond to the pain and the cries and the shrieks of the women of this country. the onus of the rape is put on the girl. the victim becomes the most shamed, and it's really a fact that the entire system starts raping her. >> reporter: some legal experts say india's patriarchal and misogynistic society breeds a sense of entitlement and
impunity among indian men, and unless this ais addressed, india's rape crisis will continue. >> for able-bodied, upper caste hindu, rich, straight men. >> for asha, whose tragedy has brought her an audience with the country's most powerful man, she refuses to be silenced or ignored. dedicating her life to the girls and women whose country failed them. >> translator: my only purpose is to work against these crimes, raise my voice against these crimes, and above all, that nabaya gets justice. >> reporter: anna coren, cnn. now to another controversy in india. reuters news service is reporting more than 100 activists were injured as they clashed with police in new delhi on sunday. officers used tear gas and
batons to disperse demonstrators at a major university. the protesters are rallying against a new indian citizenship law as fears grow among india's 200 million muslims that they soon could be classified as illegal immigrants. let's talk about it with a journalist who janes me with the latest from new delhi. first up, what is behind this bill? why was it enacted? >> well, according to the government, it's pretty clear what they wanted was that those communities, the non-muslim minorities who have been persecuted in afghanistan, pakistan and bangladesh, be brought to india and the ones that have been residing in india between 2015 get fast track citizenship in the country. now, this in itself is where the controversy lies, natalie, because you have the muslims of the country and they constitute
14% of india's population, protesting against this act, way was given the nod by the president last week and it became an act from a bill. what they claim is why would we not get citizenship? the government claims that only attempt is to help those people who have been trying to get citizenship in india. of course non-muslims here because they gather from what they've been claiming and here's what we also gather from what they've been saying is that as far as the muslims are concerned, they have these three islamic nations to go back to and they can be safe and sound there. as far as the non-muslim communities are concerned who have been persecuted over the years, they need refuge in a stable india, and that's why they've been fast tracking the citizenship of these people. this of course has not only led to protests in northeast india, it's coming down to north india as well, as well as other parts of the country. i've just heard from the police as well bang lewdle where they claim there are peaceful protests taking place there as
well. as far as the standoff in new delhi university is concerned, it is a minority university. there were clashes witnessed yesterday between the police and protesters. all of them were not from the university as far as the protesters were concerned. it turned violent. now we're hearing from the university. they claim about 200 of their students have been injured. some of them were detained. the official figure we have 51. they were released later. this is just the beginning of these protests as far as students are concerned. we saw the students there protests. we've seen delhi students protest, and we will see other cities take up the cause for the muslims as well across the country. >> right. they are clearly indicating concern over this bill and the safety of muslims. what is the concern there? >> well, the concern is that they are being discriminated against. they are being sidelined, and this is something that activists as well as students haven about
taking up as a cause on the streets of india, especially in the northeast as well as in delhi. they claim there's discrimination against the muslims as far as the citizenship amendment act is concerned. you've had the prime minister speak out. he's attempted to allay the fears of the northeast. he's attempted to allay the fears of the muslims. about three years ago he did speak in a rally where he said, whoever is a citizen of india remains a citizen of india. you don't have to worry about your citizenship. but there are muslims who have come from across these three countries and resided here before 2015. so the question as far as they're concerned to the government is where do we go? >> we'll continue to follow it of course. thanks so much for your reporting. the climate crisis sparks a battle of wits as the u.s. president, donald trump, takes aim at a teenage activist who has been emboldening the world. who's winning in this? we'll have a report next. prepare for the unexpectedy, wu
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