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In New Delhi, Days Of Deadly Violence And Riots

Clashes began Sunday, when local officials from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party vowed to clear anti-government protesters from the capital.
A resident surveys the damage following clashes in New Delhi on Wednesday. At least 20 people have died in three days of violence. Source: Sajjad Hussain

Riots and mob violence have rocked neighborhoods for three nights in New Delhi — the Indian capital's worst sectarian tumult in decades. At least 20 people have been killed in the fighting, which follows months of mostly peaceful protests over a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim refugees.

Clashes erupted Sunday after a local official from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party vowed to clear anti-governmentthat Delhi police had three days to clear the protest sites. Groups were soon throwing rocks and attacking each other.

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