Frequent question: What happened in North East Delhi?

On the eve of February 23, riots broke out in Northeast Delhi between Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and pro-CAA protestors. The violence took a communal turn and led to the death of over 53 people over the course of next 10 days. More than 200 were left injured.

What happened in East Delhi?

The 2020 Delhi riots, or North East Delhi riots, were multiple waves of bloodshed, property destruction, and rioting in North East Delhi, beginning on 23 February 2020 and caused chiefly by Hindu mobs attacking Muslims.

2020 Delhi riots
Injuries 200+
Arrested 2200 (including detained)
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How many Muslims are in North East Delhi?

North East Delhi District Religion Census 2011

District North East Delhi
Population 2,241,624
Hindu 68.22 %
Muslim 29.34 %
Christian 0.41 %

What riots happened in 2020?


  • 2.1 Breonna Taylor protests, May 26, 2020–ongoing; jury verdict protests, September 23, 2020.
  • 2.2 George Floyd protests, May 26, 2020–ongoing.
  • 2.3 Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, June 8, 2020–July 1, 2020.
  • 2.4 Kenosha unrest and shooting, August 23 and 25, 2020; 2020 American athlete strikes.

How many people protested in Delhi?

The march on Delhi was accompanied by a 24-hour strike of 250 million people across India on 26 November 2020 in opposition to both the farm law reform and proposed changes to labour law. Between 28 November and 3 December, the number of farmers blocking Delhi in the Delhi Chalo was estimated at 150 to 300 thousand.

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How many riots are in India?

List of riots in India

Name Year Deaths
1984 Bhiwandi riot May 1984 278
1984 anti-Sikh riots 31 October 1984 − 3 November 1984 3,350-17,000
1985 Gujarat riots 275
1986 Jammu and Kashmir Riots (Including 1986 Anantnag Riots) February–March 1986

Why do people riot?

Historically, riots have occurred due to poverty, unemployment, poor living conditions, governmental oppression, taxation or conscription, conflicts between ethnic groups (race riot) or religions (sectarian violence, pogrom), the outcome of a sporting event (sports riot, football hooliganism) or frustration with legal …