Indian capital New Delhi turned into a Battleground, Atleast 7 killed and over 150 injured

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Indian capital New Delhi turned into a Battleground, Atleast 7 killed and over 150 injured

ISLAMABAD - At least seven people were killed and around 150 were injured in clashes between opposing groups in the Indian capital, a police official told *Reuters* on Tuesday, the deadliest riots in the city since protests against a new citizenship law began over two months ago.

"Seven persons, including one head constable of Delhi police, have died," said a police officer Anil Mittal, adding that around 150 persons were injured in the violence on Monday.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for talks link on Tuesday at a venue located a few miles away from where the clashes occurred.

According to *The Wire*, stone-pelting and arson have continued in the Ghonda area, close to Maujpur.

Across the locality, *The Wire* saw broken and burnt vehicles, burnt shops and vehicles still on fire. There were some police standing at the edge of the Hindu-majority area, but did not intervene when vehicles were burning, the publication said.

Eyewitnesses said the violence continued overnight, and several shops were broken. “There was stone pelting in the area early this morning also,” a resident was quoted as saying.

The clashes erupted in a northeastern district of the city between thousands of people demonstrating for and against the new citizenship law.

Tensions in parts of the city remained high on Tuesday with schools remaining shut in some areas amid news reports of fresh clashes. At least five metro stations in the city were closed.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted that schools in the capital's northeast would be shut on Tuesday and exams postponed.

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