Delhi: 18 Killed in Violent "Communal" Clashes over CAA

Delhi: 18 Killed in Violent "Communal" Clashes over CAA

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New Delhi, February 26, 2020:

The violent protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA in the northeast part of Delhi have left eighteen dead since Sunday.

The agitation, which initially was sparked with some 600 people's demonstration demanding the repealing of the new law, turned communal within hours. People representing two opposite groups, one in favor of CAA and the other in protest of CAA started pelting stones at each other.

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According to reports, mobs with lathis roamed around freely in the streets in northeast Delhi. Section 144 was imposed in the Maujpur, Jaffrabad, Chandbag and Karawal Nagar and authorities had issued shoot at sight orders.

It may be mentioned here that over 150 people have been injured in the clashes. The violence-hit areas continued to remain tense on Wednesday morning, with security beefed up in the areas.

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Tensions have continued in Delhi for the fourth consecutive day following the unprecedented protests over CAA. On Tuesday two journalists of NDTV were attacked by an angry mob while they were on duty covering the protests.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Feb 26, 2020