Death toll in Delhi violence rises to 46

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NEW DELHI: According to the officials, the death toll in Delhi's violence rose to 46 on Monday.

Two Special Investigation Teams have been constituted under the Crime Branch, Delhi Police to investigate the violence.

As per the report, over 350 people were also injured in the violence that ravaged the city. 

According to officials, hundreds of people have been detained in connection with the violence.

On Sunday, Police officials said the situation was under control. However, the huge deployment of police and paramilitary remains in the affected parts.

Panic had gripped the residents of several parts of the national capital on Sunday evening following false rumours of violence.

The DCPs of some police districts and station house officers (SHOs) of police stations took to Twitter to assure people that their areas were peaceful and normal.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also shut down the entry and exit gates of seven metro stations but later reopened them.

The clashes broke out between pro- and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) groups in the northeastern part of the city last Sunday and took an ugly turn on Monday and Tuesday.

The violence left a trail of damage in the northeastern parts of the city as rioters torched vehicles, vandalised shops and burnt buildings including schools. Many people have left their homes in the affected areas and took refuge in the shelters set up by the government.

Protests against the controversial new citizenship law were triggered on December 11 last year, the day India's upper house of parliament passed the law.

The CAA grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.

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