Religious riots in the Indian capital New Delhi during protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) have killed 20 people and injured more than 200 people.
Curfew has been imposed in the northeastern areas of Delhi, Mojpur, Jafferabad, Chand Bagh and Karawal Nagar, according to a report by Indian newspaper India Today.
In addition, authorities have issued orders to shoot the miscreants in all areas affected by the riots.
However, the police claim that the situation is under control but the tension is still intact, all schools are closed.
It is to be noted that the protests against India’s controversial citizenship law led to clashes between Muslims and Hindus on Monday and Tuesday in which rocks, swords and even guns were used.
During the riots, mobs torched several vehicles, buildings and a tire market, causing widespread devastation in the affected areas while routine life was suspended.
In this regard, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the army should be deployed and the curfew was imposed in the affected areas.
I have been in touch wid large no of people whole nite. Situation alarming. Police, despite all its efforts, unable to control situation and instil confidence
Army shud be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately
Am writing to Hon’ble HM to this effect
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 26, 2020
Protests against the controversial citizenship law enforced by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of India have been ongoing for almost two months, but the severity of it has surfaced only recently when the US president arrived in India.