Photos: 10 dead in clashes at north-east Delhi violence

On Monday, two groups, one opposed to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and largely composed of Muslims, and another, supporting the new law and mostly made up of Hindus, both armed with guns, swords, stones, sticks, rods, and petrol bombs, clashed in North-east Delhi, leaving a policeman and four civilians dead, and at least 75 injured.

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Police personnel rescue a man during violent clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations, at Jafrabad. Two groups, one opposed to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and largely composed of Muslims, and another, supporting the new law and mostly made up of Hindus, both armed with guns, swords, stones, sticks, rods, and petrol bombs, clashed in North-east Delhi on Monday, leaving a policeman and 10 civilians dead, and about 150 injured. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Police personnel rescue a man during violent clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations, at Jafrabad. Two groups, one opposed to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and largely composed of Muslims, and another, supporting the new law and mostly made up of Hindus, both armed with guns, swords, stones, sticks, rods, and petrol bombs, clashed in North-east Delhi on Monday, leaving a policeman and 10 civilians dead, and about 150 injured. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Police personnel fire tear gas during clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations, at Jafrabad. At several places in Jaffrabad and Maujpur, people passing by in auto-rickshaws and two-wheelers were stopped, dragged out on the roads, and beaten. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Police personnel fire tear gas during clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations, at Jafrabad. At several places in Jaffrabad and Maujpur, people passing by in auto-rickshaws and two-wheelers were stopped, dragged out on the roads, and beaten. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A building is set on fire during clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations at Bhajanpura. Former Uttar Pradesh director general of police (DGP) Vikram Singh said the violence could have been prevented if the police had acted more swiftly and firmly. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A building is set on fire during clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations at Bhajanpura. Former Uttar Pradesh director general of police (DGP) Vikram Singh said the violence could have been prevented if the police had acted more swiftly and firmly. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Protesters hurl stones during clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations, at Jafrabad. Journalists on the ground said phones were snatched and photographs on their cameras forcibly deleted. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Protesters hurl stones during clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations, at Jafrabad. Journalists on the ground said phones were snatched and photographs on their cameras forcibly deleted. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Jafrabad is the site of a sit-in protest against CAA, much like the bigger one at Shaheen Bagh, where protesters have blocked off one of the main roads linking Delhi with Noida, for around two months. The Delhi Police and the Union home ministry, in charge of law enforcement in the city-state, have allowed the blockade at Shaheen Bagh to continue, despite the inconvenience to commuters on a daily basis. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Jafrabad is the site of a sit-in protest against CAA, much like the bigger one at Shaheen Bagh, where protesters have blocked off one of the main roads linking Delhi with Noida, for around two months. The Delhi Police and the Union home ministry, in charge of law enforcement in the city-state, have allowed the blockade at Shaheen Bagh to continue, despite the inconvenience to commuters on a daily basis. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A child takes cover during clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations at Bhajanpura. The trouble begun on Saturday, when several people protesting against the CAA blocked a carriageway on the main road near Jafrabad Metro station. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra had, on Sunday, warned the police to clear the blocked road within three days else “we will not listen to you [police]”. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A child takes cover during clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations at Bhajanpura. The trouble begun on Saturday, when several people protesting against the CAA blocked a carriageway on the main road near Jafrabad Metro station. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra had, on Sunday, warned the police to clear the blocked road within three days else “we will not listen to you [police]”. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Police personnel holds a bullet during clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations, at Jafrabad. A majority of the supporters of the act were near the Maujpur-Babarpur Metro station, while a large part of the other group was at the Jafrabad Metro station side. Most protesters at the spot said that police started acting sternly and began pushing back the two groups only around noon, after heavy stone-pelting. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Police personnel holds a bullet during clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations, at Jafrabad. A majority of the supporters of the act were near the Maujpur-Babarpur Metro station, while a large part of the other group was at the Jafrabad Metro station side. Most protesters at the spot said that police started acting sternly and began pushing back the two groups only around noon, after heavy stone-pelting. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A petrol station seen burnt after clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations at Bhajanpura. Home ministry officials familiar with the matter said the clashes seemed to have been orchestrated to coincide with the high-profile visit, although home secretary Ajay Bhalla refused to speculate on the issue. He said the situation was under control. “Sufficient forces have been deployed; senior officers are in the field,” he told reporters. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A petrol station seen burnt after clashes between anti and pro CAA demonstrations at Bhajanpura. Home ministry officials familiar with the matter said the clashes seemed to have been orchestrated to coincide with the high-profile visit, although home secretary Ajay Bhalla refused to speculate on the issue. He said the situation was under control. “Sufficient forces have been deployed; senior officers are in the field,” he told reporters. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Protesters seen during a clash at Jafrabad. Former director general of police (of Assam and Uttar Pradesh), Prakash Singh, said the police action over the last two months— including at the protest blockade site in south-east Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh—has been disappointing. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Protesters seen during a clash at Jafrabad. Former director general of police (of Assam and Uttar Pradesh), Prakash Singh, said the police action over the last two months— including at the protest blockade site in south-east Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh—has been disappointing. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Protesters seen during a clash at Bhajanpura. Towards the end of Monday, different hospitals in the vicinity continued to receive cases of people injured in the clashes. Smoke continued to billow from shops and buildings that were set on fire. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Protesters seen during a clash at Bhajanpura. Towards the end of Monday, different hospitals in the vicinity continued to receive cases of people injured in the clashes. Smoke continued to billow from shops and buildings that were set on fire. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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