The religious violence in Delhi that overshadowed Donald Trumps visit to India last month qualifies as a pogrom against Muslims and should be described as such, according to a leading academic and one of the countrys top lawyers.
The fallout from the three days of bloodshed in Delhi, which began two weeks ago on Sunday and ended in the deaths of at least 53 people, is still being fiercely contested, with police facing intense criticism for their perceived failure to step in and quash the unrest sooner.
There are mounting calls for the arrest of key members of the countrys ruling BJP party, accused of inciting Hindu mobs to mobilise in the capital and target mosques, Muslims and Muslim-owned homes and businesses in a trail of destruction.
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