Delhi violence: Death toll mounts to 18, over 150 injured



Delhi violence
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The death toll in the unprecedented violence in Delhi since Sunday has risen to 18 while those who have been injured has touched 150.
 
Stone-throwing between rival groups, arson and vandalism on Tuesday marked unrelenting violence over citizenship law protests for more than 24 hours in northeast Delhi.
 
The violence-hit areas continue to remain tense this morning, with police and paramilitary personnel on the ground, NDTV reported. 
 
Late last night, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval visited areas affected by the violence and met with top police officers. Mr Doval visited areas such as Seelampur, Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Gokulpuri Chowk to take stock of the law and order situation. 
 
The Cabinet Committee on Security – the final decision-making body on matters related to country’s security – will meet today to discuss the violence in the capital. Mr Doval will brief the committee of the situation. 
 
The violence, which left neighbourhoods looking as though it was a war zone, also led to the postponement of CBSE board exams to be held in affected areas on Wednesday.

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