Ten killed, 150 injured in clashes in India

epa07138710 Sikh activists hold candles and torches as they take part in a 'Rights and Justice' march, organized by the Sikh hardliner group Dal Khalsa, to protest against the Sikhs carnage of 1984, in Amritsar, India, 03 November 2018. According to the organizers, the protest was held to vent out anger against the successive Indian governments for failing to deliver justice to the victims of genocidal attack on Sikhs in November 1984 which has forced them to seek intervention from United Nations (UN) on this matter. Thousands of Sikhs were killed by anti-Sikh mobs in Delhi and elsewhere in India, following the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi's assassination by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984. Since then the struggle has been going on, backed by various Sikh organizations, to bring to justice the people responsible for the anti-Sikh riots and it is alleged by them that government is not doing enough on this issue. EPA-EFE/RAMINDER PAL SINGH

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Ten people have been killed and over 150 injured in clashes between opposing groups of protesters in New Delhi, police said on Tuesday, riots that overshadowed U.S. President Donald Trump’s first visit to India.

As Trump and his counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, continued with their program on Tuesday, discussing geopolitics and lunching together, thousands of furious residents faced off again, hurling petrol bombs, attacking vehicles, hospitalizing several journalists and drawing more and more police officers and paramilitary troops.

Modi had choreographed Mr. Trump’s visit as a demonstration of India’s rising stature on the world stage, seeking to turn the page on months of street protests.

Via New York Times 

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