Anti-Muslim clashes: 20 killed, 200 injured in attack of RSS goons in Delhi
NEW DELHI (92 News/Agencies) – The death toll rose to 20 on Wednesday, with at least 200 injured, during anti-Muslim clash and attack of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) goons in New Delhi.
The move came as 20 people were killed and hundreds injured in a day of anti-Muslim violence by Hindu supremacist mobs in New Delhi over protests on a controversial citizenship law that has been deemed discriminatory toward Muslims.
The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed restrictions on media. The RSS goons and Hindu extremists are attacking journalists and mosques, buildings and vehicles in Indian capital set ablaze.
While the US President Donald Trump was on a two-day visit to hold talks with Modi, pictures and videos from the affected areas showed horrific scenes forcing the authorities to issue directives to the media.
The Indian government has instructed news channels that they must be cautious about airing content that incited violence and promoted anti-national attitudes, reported Hindustan Times.
Curfew imposed in New Delhi
On Wednesday morning, India Today reported that security measures in Maujpur, Seelampur and Gokulpuri areas of the city had been heightened. All Metro stations in the city have, however, been reopened.
Protests against a contentious citizenship law began on a smaller scale on Sunday but descended Monday into running battles between Hindus and Muslims, with rioters armed with stones, swords and even guns out in force.
The riots coincided with the visit of US President Donald Trump, who held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi elsewhere in the vast metropolis on Tuesday.
Police imposed a restriction on large gatherings in the area as the violence continued, with reports of stone pelting and more structures set ablaze.
According to India Today, curfew was imposed in four areas of North East Delhi — Maujpur, Jaffrabad, Chand Bagh and Karawal Nagar. Additionally, the report added that a shoot-at-sight order was issued on Tuesday evening in the clash-hit areas.