Police use tear gas to dispel crowds in Maujpur on February 24, 2020.

Clashes between of pro- and anti-CAA protesters in Jafrabad on February 23 night turned into communal violence and spread across northeast Delhi over the next four days. Forty-two people, including a policeman and an IB personnel, lost their lives, while hundreds were injured and shops and houses burnt or destroyed. Delhi Police faced criticism for ineffective handling of the riots. Hundreds of people have been arrested or detained so far in connection with the violence.

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