UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Parts of New Delhi witnessed intermittent violence on Wednesday night as gangs spread across the streets filled with days of religious violence that killed 33 people, police announced Thursday.
Thousands of riot police and military personnel patrolled areas affected by the violence in the northeastern outskirts of the capital of 20 million.
The unrest is the latest in a spate of violence linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s law on citizenship that has caused protests and protests in which victims have fallen since December.
Sunil Kumar, director of Tig Bahadur Hospital, said on Thursday that the hospital had recorded 30 deaths, while Luke Nayak Hospital had indicated that it had 3 dead.
“All of our dead were shot,” Kumar said.
The new deaths resulted from violence that occurred on Monday and Tuesday, when clashes erupted between Hindus and Muslims. The previous toll indicated 27 people were killed.
Houses, shops, two mosques, two schools, a tire shop and a gas station were burned.
More than 200 people were injured.
“There were no reports of major violence from anywhere in the affected areas,” on Wednesday night, New Delhi police spokesman Mandeep Rendawa told AFP.
“We received some calls for help and the police force rushed immediately,” he added.
The violence erupted on Sunday night after Hindu groups protested against Muslims demonstrating against the nationality law.
Rioters carrying swords and guns set fire to thousands of property and cars. The parents complained that the police did not act to stop the violence.
In December, at least 30 people were killed, the majority of them in police operations in the northern Muslim state of Uttar Pradesh.
The majority of Muslims believe that the nationality law is biased against them and falls within the framework of Modi’s Hindu nationalist agenda.
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