Delhi riots: City tense after Hindu-Muslim clashes leave 23 dead

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Delhi stays on edge after a 3rd consecutive evening of rioting, with stories of Muslim properties and retailers being focused by violent mobs.

Twenty-three individuals have been killed to this point within the deadliest violence the Indian capital has seen in a long time.

The clashes first broke out on Sunday between protesters for and towards a controversial citizenship regulation.

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However they’ve since taken on communal overtones, with stories of many Muslims being attacked.

Pictures, movies and accounts on social media paint a chilling picture of the previous few days – of largely Hindu mobs beating unarmed males, together with journalists; of teams of males with sticks, iron rods and stones wandering the streets; and of Hindus and Muslims going through off.

Entry to those areas was severely restricted on Tuesday, when a lot of the violence occurred. Judging by the names launched to this point, each Muslims and Hindus are among the many lifeless and injured.

The Delhi Excessive Court docket, which is listening to petitions concerning the violence, has stated it can’t let “one other 1984” occur on its “watch”. In 1984, greater than 3,000 Sikhs had been killed in anti-Sikh riots within the metropolis.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Wednesday, three days after the violence broke out, interesting for peace. He added that he had reviewed the state of affairs and police had been working to revive normality.

Opposition chief Sonia Gandhi has known as for the resignation of House Minister Amit Shah, saying he’s “accountable” for the violence.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has described the state of affairs as “alarming” and demanded for the military to be known as in.

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The unrest is centred round Muslim-majority neighbourhoods – corresponding to Maujpur, Mustafabad, Jaffrabad and Shiv Vihar – in north-east Delhi.

The streets in these areas are suffering from stones and shattered glass. Damaged and burnt autos are strewn about, and the stench of smoke from smouldering buildings fills the air.

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What is going on now?

Whereas contemporary clashes haven’t been reported on Wednesday, town continues to simmer.

BBC reporters noticed Muslim residents in Mustafabad leaving their properties with baggage and bundles of their belongings, fearing additional violence.

 

Chukwuma Amaechihttp://evergreennewsonline.com
A Certified Senior Editor/Creative Writer @Evergreennewsonline Media, Graphic Designer, Chemical Engineer, & a Radical Entrepreneur

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