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As New Delhi Counts the Dead, Questions Swirl About Police Response – By Jeffrey Gettleman and Suhasini Raj

As India’s worst spasm of religious violence in years entered its sixth day… questions are intensifying about why the New Delhi police failed to quell the bloodletting.

Since Sunday, gangs of Hindus and Muslims have clashed with crude weapons and homemade guns. Scores of homes, shops and cars have been set aflame. Many once-integrated communities are ripping apart along sectarian lines, with more accounts emerging of brazen religious targeting.

Witnesses have said that police officers, under the command of a Hindu nationalist governing party that has a long history of vilifying Muslims, intentionally stood back and let Hindu mobs slaughter Muslim civilians.…


Impunity From Institutions of the State: The New ‘Niti’ for ‘Nyaya’ – By Deepanshu Mohan (Mar 2, 2020, The Wire)

Delhi violence: Minority feels cheated; why no FIR against Kapil Mishra for inciting violence? – By Humra Quraishi (Feb 27, 2020, National Herald)

Delhi Riots: Since it is Amit Shah They Report to, the Police Has Been Fully Politicised – By Julio Ribeiro (Feb 28, 2020, The Wire)

Scars of violence haunt India’s capital after deadly riots – By Emily Schmall and Sheikh Saaliq (Feb 28, 2020, The Herald Sun)

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