Delhi Violence

A Mosque in the Indian capital is set ablaze as the death toll from protests against India’s new citizenship law rises to 13. The clashes have come during US President Donald Trump’s first official visit to the country.⁣

The violence has been linked to a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, who had threatened a group of protesters staging a sit-in against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Hundreds of people supporting the new law clashed with those opposing it, with Indian police officers joining in with the beatings. ⁣

Video footage shows a mob shouting “Jai Shri Ram” (hail Lord Ram) parading around a burning mosque. The mob was seen climbing to the top of the mosque’s minaret where they attempted to plant the national flag. ⁣

The injured are pouring into hospitals in ambulances, e-rickshaws and bikes. Hospitals confirm 7 deaths, 150 injured with over 45 gunshots wounds. Delhi is burning, seven lives lost and the Prime Minister has not put out a single message condemning the violence.⁣

This is not a clash.⁣
This is not a riot.⁣
This is a state-sponsored pogrom.