Photos: 32 dead, over 250 injured in Delhi’s worst communal riot in three decades

The number of deaths in Northeast Delhi violence has risen to 32 and over 250 injured even as police and paramilitary forces struggled to restore peace. The 1.2 km stretch from Jafrabad to Maujpur remained tumultuous just as it was on Monday, but clashes were reported from areas such as Bhajanpura, Kardampuri, Shastri Park, Brahmpuri and Jyoti Nagar, which were largely unaffected a day ago. Rioters damaged two fire tenders in Gokalpuri, and crowds shouting incendiary slogans set on fire a bike in Maujpur.

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Women break down following violent clashes over the new citizenship law in New Delhi. The Delhi High Court Thursday allowed the Centre’s impleadment in the PIL seeking lodging of FIRs and arrests in the northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar granted four weeks to the Centre and the police to file their replies to the PIL seeking lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Women break down following violent clashes over the new citizenship law in New Delhi. The Delhi High Court Thursday allowed the Centre’s impleadment in the PIL seeking lodging of FIRs and arrests in the northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar granted four weeks to the Centre and the police to file their replies to the PIL seeking lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Security personnel patrol past burnt-out and damaged premises following clashes between pro- and anti CAA groups. As concerns mounted over the clashes, the government repatriated 1985 batch Indian Police Service officer SN Shrivastava from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to the Delhi Police, and posted him as the special commissioner of police—law and order. He is likely to succeed Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik. (Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)

Security personnel patrol past burnt-out and damaged premises following clashes between pro- and anti CAA groups. As concerns mounted over the clashes, the government repatriated 1985 batch Indian Police Service officer SN Shrivastava from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to the Delhi Police, and posted him as the special commissioner of police—law and order. He is likely to succeed Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik. (Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)

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Protesters are seen at Khajuri Khas, in New Delhi. After the meeting, Kejriwal said all political parties will ensure that normalcy returns to the city. “Everyone wants that the violence be stopped,” he said, striking an amicable tone in the wake of a political blame game over the clashes. It was also decided at the meeting that peace committees should be reactivated in all localities. (WASIM/SARVAR / HT Photo)

Protesters are seen at Khajuri Khas, in New Delhi. After the meeting, Kejriwal said all political parties will ensure that normalcy returns to the city. “Everyone wants that the violence be stopped,” he said, striking an amicable tone in the wake of a political blame game over the clashes. It was also decided at the meeting that peace committees should be reactivated in all localities. (WASIM/SARVAR / HT Photo)

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A man looks out from a building at the site of clashes between pro and anti-CAA groups on the road connecting Maujpur and Jafrabad. The 1.2km stretch from Jafrabad to Maujpur remained tumultuous just as it was on Monday, but clashes were reported from areas such as Bhajanpura, Kardampuri, Shastri Park, Brahmpuri and Jyoti Nagar, which were largely unaffected a day ago. Rioters damaged two fire tenders in Gokalpuri, and crowds shouting incendiary slogans set on fire a bike in Maujpur. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

A man looks out from a building at the site of clashes between pro and anti-CAA groups on the road connecting Maujpur and Jafrabad. The 1.2km stretch from Jafrabad to Maujpur remained tumultuous just as it was on Monday, but clashes were reported from areas such as Bhajanpura, Kardampuri, Shastri Park, Brahmpuri and Jyoti Nagar, which were largely unaffected a day ago. Rioters damaged two fire tenders in Gokalpuri, and crowds shouting incendiary slogans set on fire a bike in Maujpur. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A shop burns as a mob sets it on fire during violence between two groups in New Delhi. Delhi Police spokesperson Mandeep Randhawa said 11 first information reports have been registered and 20-25 persons have been detained in connection with the violence. (AP)

A shop burns as a mob sets it on fire during violence between two groups in New Delhi. Delhi Police spokesperson Mandeep Randhawa said 11 first information reports have been registered and 20-25 persons have been detained in connection with the violence. (AP)

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Security personnel conduct flag march during clashes.Five stations on the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line—Jafrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokalpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar—remained closed for the second consecutive day on Tuesday. Schools were shut. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) postponed Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations on Wednesday in the riot-hit north-east Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary / PTI)

Security personnel conduct flag march during clashes.Five stations on the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line—Jafrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokalpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar—remained closed for the second consecutive day on Tuesday. Schools were shut. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) postponed Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations on Wednesday in the riot-hit north-east Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary / PTI)

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Burnt vehicles are seen after yesterday’s clashes between anti and pro CAA groups, at Chandbagh. The court appointed advocate Zubeda Begum as amicus curiae to coordinate between the victims and various agencies. (WASIM/SARVAR / HT Photo)

Burnt vehicles are seen after yesterday’s clashes between anti and pro CAA groups, at Chandbagh. The court appointed advocate Zubeda Begum as amicus curiae to coordinate between the victims and various agencies. (WASIM/SARVAR / HT Photo)

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Protesters seen at the site of clashes, at Yamuna Vihar. Vikram Singh, former Uttar Pradesh director general of police, said the recent violence in Delhi was the worst since the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. “People are dying. I have never seen so much violence. As a police officer, one has to take hard decisions. You are not there for a popularity contest. There is no substitute to firmness,” he said. (Md Meharban / HT Photo)

Protesters seen at the site of clashes, at Yamuna Vihar. Vikram Singh, former Uttar Pradesh director general of police, said the recent violence in Delhi was the worst since the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. “People are dying. I have never seen so much violence. As a police officer, one has to take hard decisions. You are not there for a popularity contest. There is no substitute to firmness,” he said. (Md Meharban / HT Photo)

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Women cross a road at the site of clashes between pro and anti-CAA groups on the road connecting Maujpur and Jafrabad. Late at night, women protesters at Jafrabad announced “temporarily” shifting their anti-CAA stir to Seelampur to ensure their “safety and security” in the wake of the clashes. “We will restore the sit-in once the situation is under control,” said a protester, requesting anonymity. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Women cross a road at the site of clashes between pro and anti-CAA groups on the road connecting Maujpur and Jafrabad. Late at night, women protesters at Jafrabad announced “temporarily” shifting their anti-CAA stir to Seelampur to ensure their “safety and security” in the wake of the clashes. “We will restore the sit-in once the situation is under control,” said a protester, requesting anonymity. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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