Indian capital hit by violence: All the most recent updates


The loss of life toll within the worst spiritual violence to hit India’s capital in a long time has risen to at the least 34, based on native media experiences.

The violence was triggered after Muslims protesting towards a discriminatory citizenship legislation had been attacked by Hindu mobs.


More than 200 folks have been injured throughout 4 days of violence in Muslim-populated areas of northeast Delhi, with police accused of wanting the opposite method as a mob on Sunday went on the rampage, killing folks and damaging properties, together with mosques.

The violence was triggered after weeks-long peaceable sit-ins in New Delhi towards a brand new citizenship legislation had been attacked by Hindu nationalist mobs.
Muslims, India’s largest minority, say the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) handed final December discriminates towards them and goes towards the nation’s secular ethos.
Parts of the capital descended into violence on Sunday after a frontrunner of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) warned Muslims towards persevering with with sit-ins.
Over the subsequent days, northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar, Seelampur, Maujpur, Bhajanpura, Vijay Park, Jafrabad, Chandbagh, Mustafabad and Yamuna Vihar witnessed pitched battles between Hindus and Muslims.

India’s Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hosted US President Donald Trump whereas the violence was beneath method, has been criticised for inaction.

Here are the most recent updates:

Thursday, February 27

‘Divided metropolis’: Hindu, Muslim put up barricades to maintain one another out

Hindu and Muslim communities in a Delhi neighbourhood have erected barricades, Scroll editor Supriya Sharma posted on twitter, with footage exhibiting the barricades on show.

“This is a view of Brahmpuri highway in Delhi. On one facet principally Hindu houses, on the opposite, Muslim. Both communities have put up barricades. To hold the opposite out,” the tweet mentioned.

School exams cancelled amid violence

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CSBE) has postponed class 10 and 12 exams scheduled on February 28, 29 in violence-hit northeast Delhi, native Indian media sources reported.

CBSE, nevertheless, maintained that there could be no change in examination schedule throughout Delhi from March 2 onwards.

It additional sought particulars from colleges of scholars who had been unable to seem for exams in violence-affected areas in northeast Delhi, including that contemporary exams could be performed for them.

Families want funds to restart life: activist

Lawyer and activist Dushyant, who has been concerned within the reduction and rescue operation of the victims informed Al Jazeera that there are households who’ve misplaced all the pieces they usually want funds to restart their life.

“People need medicines, cooked food,” he mentioned.

“I think the first thing the victims need is assurance that the ordeal is over. They need the belief that the state is not against them and wrong doers will be punished,” he added.

Delhi sees worst spiritual violence in a long time

‘Mute spectators’: Gandhi criticises federal, Delhi governments

Sonia Gandhi, interim president of the primary o pposition celebration Congress, criticised the federal and Delhi governments for being “mute spectators” to the violence within the capital metropolis.

Accompanied by senior Congress leaders, Gandhi submitted a memorandum to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind relating to the violence that began on Sunday.

India says US politicising spiritual violence

India accused a US authorities fee of politicising communal violence in Delhi.

On Wednesday, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) mentioned it was deeply troubled by the violence and cited accounts that police had not intervened in assaults towards Muslims, which police and India’s federal authorities have denied.

“The government is failing in its duty to protect its citizens,” USCIRF Commissioner Anurima Bhargava mentioned.

India’s Ministry of External Affairs mentioned the fee’s feedback had been “factually inaccurate and misleading” and gave the impression to be “aimed at politicising the issue”.