NEW DELHI (Diya TV)  — Protests against India’s new citizenship law turned chaotic when three buses were set on fire and police ended up firing tear gas into a crowd in New Delhi, where thousands were on hand, including students at the Jamia Millia Islamia University. Now demonstrations have spread to more than 20 college campuses around the nation. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reacted to violence by saying the country “cannot allow vested interest groups to divide us and create disturbance, adding the law “does not affect any citizen of India of any religion. This Act is only for those who have faced years of persecution outside and have no other place to go except India.” The new citizenship bill offers a path to Indian citizenship for non-Muslim minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan & Bangladesh. In response, Pakistan’s Parliament passed a resolution stating India’s Citizenship Amendment Act is against bilateral agreements.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.