Five killed in the Delhi riots over anti-CAA protest

Smrithi Mohan
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Delhi riots

A head constable was one among the five killed after the anti-CAA protest turned violent on Monday. Here are all the details of the Delhi riots.

Hours before President Donald Trump came to India, a riot broke out in the capital resulting in the death of five people including a police constable. The anti-CAA protest that began peacefully soon turned violent with people peddling stones and burning properties. The Citizenship Bill has been receiving criticism right from the beginning considering it to be biased against one religion and community. While Delhi saw major protests against the same, the recent one turned into a violent riot.

Allegedly, the riots began after BJP's Kapil Mishra made provocative speeches on 23rd Feb 2020, where the protestors had gathered on a dharna to protest against CAA. A clash broke out between the right-wing and the anti-CAA protestors, things went out of hand when police began firing gas bombs and opened a lathi-charge on the protestors at Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chandbagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura. People also accused the police of taking sides with the right-wing in the protest. On Monday, people set a tyre market on fire in Gokulpuri. Owing to all these incidents, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will be holding a meeting with the MLA's of the area.

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