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Seven Killed in Delhi Violence As Trump Visits


Feb 25, 2020 #foreign, #India, #News
During the protest in Delhi

Seven people have been killed in Delhi in protests against India’s controversial new citizenship law, as US President Donald Trump made his first official visit to the country.

A policeman and six civilians have died in the capital’s deadliest day since the new law was passed last year.

Vehicles were set alight in the clashes between supporters and opponents of the law which, critics say, targets India’s 200 million Muslims.

BBC reporters in North-east Delhi say that despite heavy police presence, there are crowds of people throwing stones in the affected areas, shouting “shoot the traitors”.

Donald Trump in Delhi

Correspondents say the timing of this incident is an embarrassment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the violence has taken the spotlight away from Mr Trump’s visit.

By Zainab