New Delhi Authorities Imposes Curfews Due to Mass Riots
OREANDA-NEWS. The Times of India newspaper reports that the New Delhi authorities imposed a curfew in the riot-ridden areas in the north of the city.
Earlier, the head of the Guru Teg Bahadur hospital, Dr. Sunil Kumar, said that as a result of the riots, 10 people were killed, more than 150 were wounded. The police reported about at least 56 injured officers.Protests are connected with amendments to the Citizenship Act which passed by the Indian Parliament. According to it, non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh will be able to obtain Indian citizenship under a simplified procedure if they face oppression in homeland. The law provoked discontent of Indian Muslims, who believe that the amendments violate the Constitution, as they discriminate some of the citizens on religious grounds. Resentment was also expressed by residents of the northeastern states, who are afraid that millions of people from Bangladesh can legally settle in those regions.