Death toll rises further as New Delhi becomes the death ground for Indian Minority Muslims
The death toll from the clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law rose to 27 in New Delhi on Wednesday as the Indian capital has become a death ground for Muslims.
As the Indian capital saw the worst anti-Muslim violence in decades, Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned to Twitter, saying: “I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times.”
Police and paramilitary forces patrolled the streets in far greater numbers on Wednesday. Parts of the riot-hit areas were deserted. Modi’s appeal came after a barrage of criticism from opposition parties over the government’s failure to control the violence, despite the use of tear gas, pellets, and smoke grenades.
Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi called for the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah, who is directly responsible for law and order in the capital.
On the other hand, Ajit Doval, India's National Security Advisor, who was tasked to restore normalcy amid violence in Delhi, again visited the Jafrabad neighbourhood on Wednesday evening to check up on security and speak with the people there.