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Controversial citizenship law : 11 dead in Delhi

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Feb 26,2020: Stone-throwing between rival groups, arson and vandalism on Tuesday marked unrelenting violence over citizenship law protests for more than 24 hours in a part of Delhi, in which 11 – including a policeman – have been killed and over 150 injured.

At least 70 of those injured have gunshot wounds. Shops were burnt and people armed with sticks and rods were on streets in Bhajanpura, Chand Bagh and Karawal Nagar in northeast Delhi, which saw clashes between protesters for and against the controversial citizenship law spiral into unprecedented violence in the capital yesterday.

The Union Home Ministry ruled out calling the army, saying adequate central forces and police are on the ground, said government sources. Over 6,000 police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed along the stretch.

This evening, police resorted to using tear gas shells in Chand Bagh to control the clashes.

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