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Death Toll Rises to 32 In New Delhi Protests Against Citizenship Law

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On the northeast side of Delhi, the continued New Delhi Protests violence has caused so far 32 death tolls after five bodies were received at GTB (Guru Teg Bahadur) Hospital, located in Shahdara as of Wednesday morning.

The four bodies were sent from Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital on the morning of Wednesday, as reported by news agency ANI. The death toll amount was 13 by Tuesday.

On Tuesday, during the New Delhi Protests, Hindu mob also burnt a local mosque in New Delhi. And after that, the orders of shoot at sight was given at the Tuesday night in the area. Many Muslim houses were reported burnt as well.

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Muhammad Furkan was also killed among them who belong to Kardampuri, located near Jafrabad. He was married in 2014 and has two kids.

13 causalities, which happened in communal violence, are known to be reported by Tuesday. It all started on Sunday where the police observed some rioters running all amok on the streets. They burned and looted shops and also thrashed people and pelted stones on them.

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Tension spread in a lot of localities in the streets of Delhi such as Bhajanpura, Gokulpuri, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Jafrabad and Kardampuri as they observed pitched battles amongst two groups hurling opened fire and petrol bombs.

Maujpur locals, later the night, stated that police made announcements over the loudspeakers concerning the promulgation allowing shoot-at-sight permission. However, Ved Prakash Surya, the Deputy Commissioner of Northeast Police contradicted it.

The Initiative of The Violence

This violence initiated on Sunday just after the blockage of the roads done by the anti-CAA protesters outside of Metro station of Jafrabad and when Kapil Mishra, the BJP leader had a gathering in the support of CAA. They burnt tires, harming the media persons and a lot of bloodsheds appeared on Monday by the communal taint.

Cover Photo and Story via Al Jazeera

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