New Delhi Riots: Death toll rises to 34

New Delhi: The number of people killed in riots during protests against the controversial citizenship law has increased to 34 while over 200 have been seriously injured.

New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India Ajit Doval visited the northeast areas affected by the riots.

According to Indian media, heavy forces have been deployed in Jaffarabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Gokalpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar.

Furthermore, the Central Board of Secondary Education of India has decided to take re-examination of students who did not appear in the exam due to the riots. In this regard, the board started collecting details of the students who did not take the exams.

So far, sources have confirmed the deaths of 34 people in New Delhi riots and more than 200 people have been injured.

Citizenship Amendment Act

On December 11, 2019, the Indian Parliament passed a bill under which citizenship will be granted to non-Muslims going from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to India but not Muslims.

The law also caused the evacuation of large numbers of Bangladeshi migrants living in India. There is a nationwide protest against this controversial citizenship law in India and people of every race and religion are involved in the protest.

Several Indian states, including Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, have refused to enforce the controversial citizenship law, while the Indian state of Kerala has taken the law to the Supreme Court.

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