Delhi riots: Violence that killed 53 in Indian capital ‘was anti-Muslim pogrom’, says top expert

The religious violence in Delhi that overshadowed Donald Trump’s visit to India last month “qualifies as a pogrom” against Muslims and should be described as such, according to a leading academic and one of the country’s top lawyers.

The fallout from the three days of bloodshed in Delhi, which began two weeks ago on Sunday and ended in the deaths of at least 53 people, is still being fiercely contested, with police facing intense criticism for their perceived failure to step in and quash the unrest sooner.

There are mounting calls for the arrest of key members of the country’s ruling BJP party, accused of inciting Hindu mobs to mobilise in the capital and target mosques, Muslims and Muslim-owned homes and businesses in a trail of destruction.…

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Delhi violence: Life between hospitals, police stations for many whose relatives are still untraced (Mar 10, 2020, Indian Express)

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100 alumni from Delhi School of Social Work condemn hate speeches by Kapil Mishra, the epicentre of anti-Muslim pogrom (Mar 5, 2020, Maktoob Media)

Delhi riots: SIT arrests 1 from Shiv Vihar, claims he was part of rioters (Mar 7, 2020, India Today)

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/delhi-riots-sit-arrests-1-from-shiv-vihar-claims-he-was-part-of-rioters-1653346-2020-03-07

Hindu Couple Who Lost Son To Delhi Riots Refuses To Fuel Muslim Mudslinging (Mar 9, 2020, HuffPost)

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