Delhi Violence: Death Toll Rose To 42, Says The Hospital AuthoritiesFebruary 28, 2020 16:17
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The national capital has witnessed violence in the North-east part of the city where the protest has started with the groups of supporters of the Citizenship Amendment Act and the groups which are against the citizenship law which had gradually turned to communal riot were the the people started to fight based on their religion. This has led to a violent outbursts where the people had pelted stones at each other, set the shops and vehicles on fire and have injured many.
The injured people have been shifted to the hospitals majority of which have been taken to the Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital and few people have lost their lives on the streets of the North- east Delhi which included a head constable and also an employee of Intelligence Bureau who was killed and was found dead being dumped in the drain.
The authorities of the Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital has said that the death toll of the people who have been killed due to the violence that broke out in the north- east parts of Delhi has rose to 42 on Friday.
Among the deceased are a head constable of Delhi Police and also a 26- year- old Intelligence Bureau official and the violence which had started on Sunday and has escalated on Monday has injured more than 300 people.
The Delhi Police have bee criticized for the de- escalation methods which were said to be ineffective regarding which the Delhi Police have issued an appeal on Thursday while it had requested the people which included the people from the media to step forward and give their statement and they have also been requested to share the video footage in connection with the violence.
The violence in the national capital has first erupted on Sunday and had later escalated on Monday as it had turned into a communal riot on Monday when the groups of people supporting the Citizenship Amendment Act and the people who are against the citizenship law that has been passed during the last year 2019 by the government of India, has slashed in Jafrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh and the other areas of north- east Delhi.
The Citizenship amendment Act that has been passed by the government of India during the month of December in the previous year 2019 has been seeking to provide the citizenship of India to all the non- Muslim communities namely Hindus, Christian, Buddists, Sikhs, Parsi, Jains from the three neighboring countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have been facing religious persecutions there and who have come to India on or before 31st of December of the year 2014.
This Citizenship Law that has been amended by the government of India has led to several protests across the nation and also the Indians in the foreign countries have protested regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act while few extend their support to the citizenship law that has been amended by the government of India and the others protest against the Citizenship amendment Act.
- Shrithika Kushangi