The Rajya Sabha of India votes 125 to 105 to pass a controversial amendment to the Indian nationality law that would expedite citizenship for religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. As the bill omits Muslims, critics say it's discriminatory and violates the secular nature of the Constitution. Massive protests break out in the state of Assam in response.
Pakistan says seven of its soldiers have been killed in the South Waziristan tribal region by fire from across the border with Afghanistan. The soldiers belonged to the Frontier Corps; the attack targeted a checkpoint northeast of the border village of Angoor Adda.
More than 200 Afghan militants cross over into Pakistan and attack a security checkpoint in northwest Pakistan, sparking a clash in which 28 Pakistani security forces and six civilians die, along with 45 Afghans.
A convoy of at least 27 fuel tankers headed for NATO forces in Afghanistan is attacked in Pakistan's Sindh province. [http:--www.mercurynews.com-news-ci_16222637?nclick_check=1 (AP via Silicon Valley Mercury News)]date=August 2019