54 people were killed and hundreds were injured in violence that took place on the grounds of controversial citizenship law last week in February.
New Delhi| A Ph.D. student from Jamia Millia Islamia University has been arrested for his alleged role in the mass violence that broke out in the north-eastern part of the national capital in late February that killed around 50 people and injured hundreds of them.
Miran Haider, the arrested student, is also head of the Delhi Youth Wing of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal.
54 people were killed and hundreds were injured in violence that took place on the grounds of controversial citizenship law last week in February. The violence continued for 4 days straight while US President Donald Trump was visiting India with his family.
Delhi Police has said that WhatsApp was used to bring in goons from Uttar Pradesh and to identify the target areas for the violence. Though Prime Minister Modi made an appeal for peace in a public statement, violence continued in some areas.
The violence made several areas lookalike war front with many houses and shops burnt, vehicles destroyed and people made homeless. Some protestors were caught on camera using guns, while many others suffered a gunshot wound.
Government sources had said back then that the violence was orchestrated since the US President was visiting India at the same time.
Seven people, including the brother of suspended Aam Aadmi Party councilor Tahi Husain, were arrested for their alleged role in the violence.
Tahir Husain is also accused of the murder of Intelligence Bureau staffer Ankit Sharma during the violence.
The violence broke out between two groups of protestors, those who were against the new citizenship law and those who were in support of the law.
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