In Delhi violence investigation, a disturbing pattern: Victims end up being prosecuted by police -Vijayta Lalwani
Hundreds have been arrested by the Delhi Police, even as the lockdown made scrutiny and access to justice difficult.
On February 24, communal violence engulfed North East Delhi, leaving at least 53 people dead over the next three days, most of whom were Muslim. Exactly a month later, India went under a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Normal life came to a halt – but not Delhi Police’s investigation into the violence.
By April 13, the police had made more than 800 arrests, the Indian Express reported. An unidentified official was quoted in the report saying that the Union Home Ministry “insisted that police must continue making arrests under any circumstances”.
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