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New Delhi communal violence kills 34, 3 Mosques Torched


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

27th Feb, 2020. 11:46 am
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New Delhi Communal

New Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law enters fourth day as death toll rose to 34 on Thursday morning, Indian media reported.

As per details, New Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law enters fourth day as death toll rose to 34.

The riots are the worst such clashes to hit Delhi in decades and came as President Trump made his first official visit to India.

Many grieving Muslim family members were waiting to collect the bodies of their dear ones.

Mobs of Hindus threw stones and crude gasoline bombs on Muslims and at least three mosques were torched.

Instead of stopping the violence, police joined crowds shouting Hindu nationalist slogans and fired indiscriminately.

This week’s violence marked the second time in Modi’s political career that he has presided over a significant episode of communal violence.

In 2002, when he was chief minister of the state of Gujarat, more than 1,000 people killed, mostly Muslims, in three days of riots.

Although A court-appointed panel cleared Modi of involvement in the violence.

Mobs wielding iron rods, bricks and bamboo sticks and attacked the homes of Muslims amid chants of “Jai Shri Ram,”

After forcing inside the homes, they went on a rampage and started beating people and breaking household items,

Hunderds of the protesters injured in the clashes.

However The riots in Delhi took place against a backdrop of rising tensions over a controversial citizenship law

Modi government Passed the law in December 2019.

Moroever The law creates a fast-track toward citizenship for migrants belonging to six religions, excluding Islam.

Furthermore Critics say the measure is unconstitutional and has stoked fears that Muslims will be treated like second-class citizens in Modi’s India.

Protests against the law have erupted nationwide, with Indians of all religions taking part.

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