13 killed, 150 injured in Delhi riots Feb 26, 2020 0 861 12345 AFPNew DelhiThe death toll rose to 13 on Tuesday, with at least 150 injured, from some of the Indian capital’s worst sectarian violence in years as rampaging rioters in several parts of the city set fire to buildings and vehicles, and attacked journalists.Protests against a contentious citizenship law began on a smaller scale on Sunday but descended Monday and Tuesday into running battles between Hindus and Muslims in New Delhi’s northeast, where rioters armed with stones, swords and even guns were out in force.Police on Tuesday imposed a restriction on large gatherings in the area as the violence continued with reports of stone pelting and more structures set ablaze.“I can now confirm 13 deaths. At least 150 people have come to our hospital with injuries,” Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital official Rajesh Kalra told AFP late on Tuesday.A dozen people were in critical condition, he added.“We are still receiving some people with injuries, most of them firearm injuries today.” The riots coincided with the visit of US President Donald Trump, who held bilateral meetings with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Delhi on Tuesday.After meetings with Modi, Trump said on Tuesday that the riots were an internal matter for India.Officers set up roadblocks in riot-hit areas and cleared two northeast neighbourhoods of protesters, Delhi Police special commissioner Satish Golcha told AFP.The capital’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who visited the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, earlier pleaded for the “madness to stop”. “I appeal to everyone to stop the violence,” the Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted him as saying.Delhi Police spokesman Mandeep Randhawa pleaded with locals “not to take the law in their own hands”. RELATED ARTICLES More coronavirus deaths, infections outside China raise pandemic fears Feb 26, 2020 0 457 Trump, accused of sexual misconduct himself, hails Weinstein verdict Feb 26, 2020 0 990 Assange stripped naked and handcuffed, lawyer tells court Feb 26, 2020 0 346 One dead, homes flooded after heavy rains in Indonesia Jakarta: Floods hit large sections of the Indonesian capital Jakarta and its surrounding areas on Tuesday after days of rain, inundating thousands of homes and killing at least one person. Floodwaters were recorded at .. Pakistan releases Pashtun rights activist from jail Peshawar: A leading Pakistani ethnic minority rights activist known for criticising the country’s powerful armed forces was released from jail on Tuesday, weeks after a court granted him bail. Manzoor Pashteen has .. Sweden summons Chinese ambassador over jailing of Swedish book publisher Stockholm: Sweden’s foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned the Chinese ambassador after Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai was jailed in China for 10 years on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad. Gui, one .. COVID-19 spreads beyond Italy to other European countries Rome: New cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed on Tuesday throughout Europe, in the continent’s hotspot of Italy, but also in Austria, Croatia, Spain and Switzerland, even as European health ministers were .. Top US official urges Afghans to unite for Taliban talks amid election dispute Washington: The United States on Tuesday urged Afghan leaders to unite for upcoming talks with the Taliban, pointedly not congratulating President Ashraf Ghani on his disputed victory. In a statement a week after the .. Brexit talks turn sour as EU, UK clash AFP Brussels Britain and Brussels clashed Tuesday over upcoming Brexit talks, with London roundly rejecting key elements of the EU’s negotiating platform, setting up an acrimonious start to negotiations next week. ..