India’s powerful lower house of Parliament on Wednesday debated the worst Hindu-Muslim violence in decades in the Indian capital, with an angry opposition demanding a judicial probe and the resignation of the home minister for the police’s failure to prevent the deaths of more than 50 people.
Opposition Congress party lawmakers walked out after Home Minister Amit Shah praised the police for ending the February 24-25 rioting in northeastern areas of the capital within 36 hours and preventing it from spreading across New Delhi.…
Asauddin Owaisi, chief of the opposition All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party, accused Hindu nationalists of spreading hatred of minority Muslims.… Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary, a Congress party leader, accused the police of ignoring hundreds of distress calls from people who were under attack and failing to protect them. “In light of the scale of violence and consequent loss of lives and property, we strongly demand the resignation of the home minister,” he said.…
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