AGENCIES, New Delhi: The number of deaths in last week’s violence in northeast Delhi has risen to 53. The violence had begun last Sunday after people for and against the Citizenship Amendment Act clashed. Houses were burnt, people were shot dead and beaten to death in broad daylight until the situation was brought under control four days later.
The police have said 654 cases related to the violence have been registered, and 1,820 people have been either arrested or detained.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the police to publish details of all unidentified bodies brought to government hospitals following riots, news agency PTI reported.
The Opposition has blamed alleged hate speeches by BJP leaders for the violence. The ruling BJP, however, accused the Opposition for misleading people on the citizenship law.
There has been chaos in Parliament over the issue over the opposition demand of a discussion on Delhi violence. The opposition parties have been hugely upset over the Speaker’s refusal to hold it any time before Holi, arguing that the time for such a discussion is not right.