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Hundreds rally in US cities against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi

01 April, 2020 13:44
Hundreds rally in US cities against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi

Hundreds of Indian Americans of different faiths rallied outside Indian consulates in major American cities on Friday evening to protest against the recent violence in Delhi that has killed at least 42 people, and injured hundreds.

Violence erupted in the Indian capital on Monday, leading to a three-day-long rampage, with Hindu mobs attacking Muslim homes, shops and mosques. The attacks were carried out on protesters, who have been rallying against a new citizenship law, after the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra threatened peaceful sit-ins would be removed from the streets.

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed last December has been compared to US President Donald Trump's Muslim ban as it blocks naturalization for Muslims, who form nearly 15 percent of India's 1.3 billion population.

More than 30 people have been killed in a harsh police crackdown on nationwide peaceful sit-ins against the "anti-Muslim" law.

Source: Aljazeera

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Hundreds rally in US cities against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi
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