Trump echoes Modi, Democrats amplify Indian opposition over Delhi riots


Security personnel stand guard near a burnt-out mosque and shops following clashes between people supporting and opposing a contentious amendment to India's citizenship law, in New Delhi on February 26, 2020.

Kumar said, "The OIC statement is factually inaccurate, selective and misleading".

"Trump responds by saying, 'That's up to India.' This is a failure of leadership on human rights", he added.

Mr Modi finally broke his silence on the riots today, tweeting that "peace and harmony are central to [India's] ethos". "People living in the streets were so scared that they did not even sleep and most of the people are not stepping out of their houses".

He said the protesters would face the wrath of BJP supporters if they failed to heed his warning.

Charges were filed after the allegations claiming that Hussain was behind the killing of Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer, who was found dead in a drain near his home in northeast Delhi's riot-hit Chand Bagh area.

Critics say the citizenship law is biased against Muslims and undermines India's secular constitution. There is an effort on ground to restore normalcy&create confidence.

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"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has publicly appealed for peace and brotherhood".

Expressing "grave concern" over the violence, the USA body said the government should provide protection to people regardless of their faith.

Prior to the latest outbreak of violence in Delhi, local media reports recorded at least 30 deaths related to the months-long anti-CAA protests, mostly in Uttar Pradesh, a northern state home to a large Muslim population.

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited the affected areas yesterday and took stock of the situation.

The law seeks to grant Indian citizenship to illegal immigrants belonging to minority communities from three neighbouring Islamic countries, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

The two days of unrest, which began on Monday, is the worst sectarian violence seen in India's capital in decades.