Violent clashes erupted between supporters of the Citizenship Amendment Act and its opponents in North East Delhi on Monday. A constable was among four people killed, and at least 50 people were injured as mobs threw stones at each other, and set shops, houses and vehicles on fire.

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Here’s what we know so far about the clashes:

  • Violence took place in Maujpur, Jaffrabad, Bhajanpura, Kardampuri, Dayalpur and Chandbagh areas – located less than 15 km from the city’s centre – hours before United States President Donald Trump was to reach the national capital.
  • This was the second day clashes broke out. On Sunday evening, there was stone pelting in Jaffrabad soon after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kapil Mishra gave the police a three-day ultimatum to stop an anti-CAA protest that began on Saturday night. Mishra said he would not listen even to the police after three days.
  • As clashes erupted on Monday, at least three vehicles were set on fire in Maujpur locality and smoke was seen rising from a house above a closed shop. In a widely-circulated video, a man brandishing a gun walked up to a Delhi Police officer and fired a few rounds in the air. A petrol pump was set ablaze in Bhajanpura area.
  • Three civilians and a police constable were killed. At least 10 police personnel were injured, as well as two personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force.
  • A video emerged on social media from Jaffrabad, where a man is seen brandishing a gun and firing a few rounds in the air before an unarmed police officer. The gunman, identified as Shahrukh, has been detained by the police.
  • Citizenship Amendment Act supporters were seen jumping police barricades, committing arson and attacking a Muslim man. Supporters of the law also destroyed the tents set up by those opposing the law. Chants of “Jai Shri Ram” and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” were heard.
  • A reporter of saw police personnel fire tear gas shells to disperse anti-CAA protestors around 3.45 pm in Maujpur. However, 500 metres ahead on the same road, she found a pro-CAA group standing undisturbed. The men brandished sticks, one of them carrying a sword. They were playing music and chanted Jai Shri Ram.
  • Prohibitory orders were imposed in affected areas, while all private and government schools have been ordered to remain shut on Tuesday.
  • The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation shut down five metro stations – Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar. The first two stations have been closed since Sunday.
  • Security forces conducted flag marches after the mob had dispersed.
  • Home Ministry officials claimed that the violence appeared to have been orchestrated in view of United States President Donald Trump’s visit.