Death toll in Delhi clashes rises to 32
New Delhi: Five days after violence broke out in north east Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act, the death toll in the ensuing communal riots climbed to 32 on Thursday morning.
On Wednesday, both the Centre and the Delhi government swung into action, with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal going to the disturbed parts of the city on Wednesday to rebuild confidence among people.
Sporadic violence was reported from riot-hit areas in northeast Delhi, even as an eerie calm prevailed across the neighbourhoods in Jaffarabad, Maujpur, Chandbagh, Gokulpuri and surrounding areas, with the death toll reaching 32 on Thursday.
Most shops were closed with their shutters bearing marks of the violence that it had witnessed over the last few days and people chose to stay indoors.
As police conducted flag marches and security personnel spread out across the northeastern edge of the national capital in a bid to quell the violence raging since Sunday. (PTI)