Burnt houses, shops, vehicles and deserted lanes. There is not a single resident anywhere in sight. What used to be the bustling colony of northeast Delhi’s Shiv Vihar is now virtually a ghost town. The scenes of utter destruction make it hard to believe that it is a neighbourhood in the country’s capital.
Shiv Vihar is the worst-affected locality in the large-scale violence that erupted on Monday between people demonstrating for and against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and has left more than 40 [now 49] people dead and over 100 still in hospital with injuries.
Mobs came and torched anything and everything they found, witnesses say. The hundreds of families that were forced to flee their burning homes and rioters have now moved to the nearby area of Indira Vihar where residents have graciously turned their homes into shelters.…
Residents return home to Delhi’s riot-hit Shiv Vihar after a week, find everything gone (Mar 2, 2020, The Print)
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