Delhi violence: Death toll mounts to eight




The death toll in Delhi mounted to eight people as mob led violence continued for the third day in the national capital.

Violence continued in several parts of northeast Delhi, especially Maujpur, Brahampuri and other adjoining areas.

Vehicles were set alight in the clashes, between supporters and opponents of the law, which critics say targets India’s 200 million Muslims.

The violence in the Muslim-majority areas in north-east Delhi began on Sunday and continued into Monday. It is the first time a member of the security forces has been killed in the unrest around India since it erupted late last year.

The new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) grants amnesty to non-Muslim immigrants from three nearby Muslim-majority countries.

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