03:10 GMT09 August 2020
Listen Live
    India
    Get short URL
    0 42
    Subscribe

    India has witnessed nationwide protests since December 2019 when an amended citizenship law was enacted by the federal government in order to pave the way for illegal immigrants from several religious minorities who faced persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan to obtain Indian citizenship. The law, however, excluded Muslim migrants.

    Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) continue across the Indian capital, with the death toll increasing as demonstrators turn to violence, setting public property ablaze and clashing with those who support the recently-enacted law.

    On Tuesday, authorities imposed a curfew in several areas of New Delhi in order to curb the violence that has somewhat overshadowed US President Donald Trump's first official visit to the country.

    New messages
    • 12:53

      Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal Blames 'Outsiders,' Some Politicians For Ongoing Violence

    • 12:24

      People Should Try to Resolve Problems, Not Increase Them - National Security Advisor

      "My message is that everyone who loves their country - also loves their society, their neighbours. Everyone should live with love and harmony with others. People should try to resolve each other's problems and not increase them," National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval said.

    • 11:58

      Central Board of Secondary Education Postpones Exams in Northeast Delhi

    • 11:50

      Police Remove Demonstrators From Protest Site in New Delhi

    • 10:52

      National Security Adviser Arrives in Protest-Hit Northeast Delhi

    • 10:11

      New Delhi Citizens Comment on Ongoing Protests

      "We all Hindu Muslims are one here. There has never been any problem. The ones who attacked – both Hindu and Muslims – were not from the area, they were outsiders. We were all inside our houses. We could hear stones being pelted, glasses being broken and it was outside everyone's house – both Hindu and Muslims. Police did not control anything. There was firing as well," Rajni, a resident of Yamuna Vihar district of New Delhi says.

    • 10:05

      Death Toll in Delhi Protests Rises to 22

    • 08:40

      People Facing Challenges in Acquiring Basic Amenities as Shops in Jaffarabad Area Closed

    • 08:31

      Imran Khan on Delhi Protests: As I Predicted, Once the Genie is Out of the Bottle, the Bloodshed Will Get Worse

    • 08:27

      PM Modi: I Appeal to My Sisters and Brothers of Delhi to Maintain Peace and Brotherhood at All Times

    • 08:10

      Intelligence Officer Found Dead in North East Delhi Locality

    • 08:05

      Congress Party Leader Sonia Gandhi Calls for Resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah

      "There is a conspiracy behind the violence, country also saw this during Delhi elections. Many BJP leaders made inciting comments creating an atmosphere of fear and hatred", Gandhi told a media briefing.

    • 07:52

      Ex-Minister of State for Internal Security Slams Police Over Delhi Violence

      In a series of tweets, India's former Minister of State for Internal Security P. Chidambaram has slammed the Delhi police for incidents of violence:

      "Whether the violence in East Delhi was instigated (MOS-Home) or spontaneous (MHA), the government has a duty to end the violence.The violence has continued since Monday and even now there are incidents of violence. It shows the colossal failure of the Delhi Police. Two High Court judges had to hold a midnight hearing last night to ensure the safe evacuation of injured persons to a proper hospital. What does it say about the performance of Delhi Police?"

    • 07:51

      Delhi Court Begins Hearing Plea on Delhi Violence

      The plea seeks an independent judicial inquiry into the violence in Maujpur, Jaffrabad and adjoining areas in North East Delhi.

    • 07:40

      Prohibitory Orders Imposed in North East Delhi for a Month - Police

      Delhi police have announced that prohibitory orders under Section 144 od the Code of Criminal Procedure have been imposed in North East Delhi for one month.

      "Nobody should be seen here. Close your shops", they said.

    • 07:39

      Drones Monitoring Violence-Hit Areas in Delhi - Video

    • 06:24

      Additional Security Personnel Deployed to Maintain Law and Order in New Delhi

    • 05:55

      Security Personnel Holding Flag March in Johripur Area

    • 05:52

      Delhi Chief Minister: Army Should Be Called in & Curfew Imposed in Rest of Affected Areas Immediately

    • 05:44

      Death Toll in Delhi Violence Climbs to 20

      Medical Superintendent at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital has said that out of all the people that were brought to the hospital 189 are injured and 20 are dead.

    • 05:40

      Security Personnel Conducting Flag March in Violence-Hit Maujpur Area

    • 05:39

      Death Toll in Delhi Violence Rises to 18

    live
    Live Updates: Death Toll in Violent Delhi Protests Over Citizenship Law Climbs to 22
    +
    Tags:
    Protests, citizenship law, citizenship, violence, India, New Delhi
    Community standardsDiscussion