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Toll rises to 13 as violence continues in Delhi

Toll rises to 13 as violence continues in Delhi
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The situation in northeast Delhi’s Jafrabad-Maujpur region remained very tense as the death toll rose to 13, with reports of fresh incidents of stone pelting and arson coming in from Chand Bagh, Maujpur, Babarpur and Shivpuri areas.

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New Delhi: The situation in northeast Delhi's Jafrabad-Maujpur region remained very tense as the death toll rose to 13, with reports of fresh incidents of stone pelting and arson coming in from Chand Bagh, Maujpur, Babarpur and Shivpuri areas.

The clashes between pro- and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters continued for a third consecutive day, resulting in over 50 people sustaining grievous injuries.

The Delhi police lobbed teargas shells at agitating mobs in Chand Bagh, which has been on boil for the last two days.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Tuesday visited the injured admitted to a hospital.

The Maujpur area continues to be very tense with rioters destroying private properties and indulging in arson. Journalists have also been attacked, with rioters forcing them to delete videos and photos of the violence.

According to police sources, 48 police personnel and 98 civilians were injured in the communal clashes.

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