Delhi Violence in Pictures

At least 42 people have been killed in a conflagration of communal violence that rocked areas of northeast Delhi like Shiv Vihar, Maujpur and Jaffrabad this week, and over 200 are injured. There has also been large-scale destruction of property.

Hate speeches made by BJP leaders in the weeks leading up to the violence, including one by Kapil Mishra, have come under scrutiny; this week the Delhi High Court gave the police and the Centre around a month to reply to a petition demanding FIRs against such leaders.

Meanwhile, an Aam Aadmi Party councilor, Tahir Hussain, has been booked for the murder of an IB staffer and has been suspended by his party, which governs Delhi.

The city police have been pilloried for failing to contain the violence. Now, as the capital territory limps back to normalcy, more details of what happened are slowly emerging.


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