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World Indian police arrest over 500 for Delhi sectarian violence

10:25  28 february  2020
10:25  28 february  2020 Source:   reuters.com

At least 20 killed in violent clashes in India's capital

  At least 20 killed in violent clashes in India's capital The clashes between Hindus and Muslims came during and after President Trump's first visit to the nation.Three days of clashes in India's capital city of New Delhi  between opponents and supporters of India's new citizenship law left at least 20 dead and more than 150 injured. The violence erupted during and after President Trump's first official visit to the subcontinent.

By Aftab Ahmed. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police have arrested 514 people for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence that broke out in the capital, the government said, as it faced mounting international criticism for failing to protect minority Muslims.

Violent unrest in India ’s capital has left at least 30 people dead, with more than 250 injured. After days of intense clashes between rival protesters over The Delhi riots have grabbed headlines in Pakistan, too. Pakistani PM Imran Khan responded to the news by blaming the spike in violence on “the

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India says US politicizing religious riots in which 30 died

  India says US politicizing religious riots in which 30 died NEW DELHI (AP) — India accused a U.S. government commission of politicizing communal violence in New Delhi that killed at least 30 people and injured more than 200 as President Donald Trump was visiting the country. NEW DELHI (AP) — India accused a U.S. government commission of politicizing communal violence in New Delhi that killed at least 30 people and injured more than 200 as President Donald Trump was visiting the country.

From India . Violence over the citizenship law has hit Delhi for a fifth straight day today (File). Indian Muslims fear for their lives after sectarian riots grip New Delhi . Families have been forced to The Delhi Police on Thursday handed over the inquiry into the violence in the Capital to its Crime Branch

New Delhi : The death toll in northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law rose to 24 on Wednesday, as police struggled to check the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for calm Wednesday after Delhi 's worst sectarian violence in decades left at least 20 people

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police have arrested 514 people for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence that broke out in the capital, the government said, as it faced mounting international criticism for failing to protect minority Muslims.

Police said the toll from days of blood-letting stood at 35, but local media, citing unnamed sources, said it was likely to be more than 40 as the full extent of the violence that began on Sunday in a densely-packed locality in northeastern Delhi becomes clear.

Police are still searching drains and homes that were burnt down for bodies, officers said.

More forces had been deployed at mosques in the area for the weekly Friday prayers, the government said. There had been no new violence since Wednesday morning, it said in a statement late on Thursday.

38 killed in Delhi religious violence as India balks at U.S. reaction

  38 killed in Delhi religious violence as India balks at U.S. reaction A U.S. government commission urged Indian leaders to stop the "unchecked violence" as mobs attack people, including journalists, in the capital.Despite assurances from government and police officials Wednesday that the situation was under control, new clashes were reported early Thursday morning, and the death toll continued to rise sharply. Residents in the hardest-hit neighborhoods have told CBS News they're afraid to leave their homes.

New Delhi police also are investigating reports that armed gangs coordinated attacks using smartphone apps that identify vehicles belonging to Muslims. Many families have begun to move out of these neighborhoods. Three days of nearly continuous violence with little or no police protection

Violence over the citizenship law has hit Delhi for a fifth straight day today (File). New Delhi : Encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp has come under scrutiny after police sources said today that the armed goons who have laid waste to parts of Delhi since Sunday

The violence began over a citizenship law that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government introduced in December providing a path to Indian citizenship for six religious groups from neighboring countries, but not Muslims.

Critics say the law is discriminatory and comes on top of other measures such as withdrawal of autonomy for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir that has deepened disquiet about the future of India's 200 million Muslims.

Critics of the government however blamed this week's violence on members of Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was trounced in local Delhi elections at the beginning of the month. The BJP has denied the allegations.

Ultimately, the violence morphed into street battles between Hindu and Muslim groups with the police largely ineffective in controlling the situation.

The Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) has condemned the violence against Muslims in India and vandalism of mosques and Muslim-owned properties.

The OIC said authorities need to bring the instigators and perpetrators of anti-Muslim violence to justice and ensure the safety and security of all its Muslim citizens and the Islamic holy places across the country.

U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders accused President Donald Trump of failing on the issue of human rights after he refused to be drawn into criticizing New Delhi for its handling of riots in the capital. Trump was on a state visit to India when the violence broke out.

(Reporting by Aftab Ahmed; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Raju Gopalakrishnan)

Iran's Khamenei asks India to stop attacks on Muslims after deadly riots .
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged India on Thursday to "confront extremist Hindus" and "stop the massacre of Muslims", adding to the international fallout over deadly Hindu-Muslim violence in New Delhi. © Reuters/Caren Firouz Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran At least 44 people were killed and hundreds injured in the worst communal riots in the Indian capital in decades, triggered by clashes between supporters of a new citizenship law and those against it.

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