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Delhi violence: India's PM Modi calls for calm as toll surges in capital

AFP/Delhi
Filed on February 26, 2020 | Last updated on February 27, 2020 at 06.51 am
citizenship law, Delhi, Delhi violence

(AFP)

This week's battles between Hindus and Muslims have seen mobs armed with swords, guns and acid.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for calm on Wednesday after Delhi's worst sectarian violence in decades left at least 27 people dead and prompted demands for a military curfew.

"I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important... calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest," Modi tweeted.

This week's battles between Hindus and Muslims have seen mobs armed with swords, guns and acid raze parts of a northeastern district of the Indian capital. The clashes, which also left more than 200 injured, were triggered by protests against a citizenship law.


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