Sporadic violence in Delhi as death toll hits 33
Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of sectarian riots that have killed 32 ...
NEW DELHI: Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of sectarian riots that have killed 33 people, police said Thursday (Feb 27)."All of them (at the GTB) had gunshot injuries," Kumar told AFP.
Groups armed with swords and guns set fire to thousands of properties and vehicles.According to a list from the GTB hospital seen by AFP, the victims are a roughly even mix of Hindus and Muslims, based on their names.Police stand guard following clashes between supporters and opponents of a new citizenship law in New Delhi AFP/Prakash SINGH
One, Parvesh Verma, said protestors"could enter houses and rape and kill your sisters", while another, Anurag Thakur, encouraged a crowd to chant"gun down traitors".On Wednesday a Delhi High Court judge, Justice S. Muralidhar, sharply criticised the police and called on them to investigate BJP politicians for inciting violence.
Anurima Bhargava, a commissioner appointed by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, also expressed alarm at reports that Delhi police"have not intervened in violent attacks against Muslims."
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