NEW DELHI

The death toll in the Indian capital New Delhi from the recent violence rose to 24, officials said Wednesday. 

More than 150 people were also injured in the deadliest violence New Delhi has seen in years, the officials at the Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Hospital told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity.

The clashes, which broke out in North East Delhi on Sunday between protesters for and against a controversial citizenship law, surged after an inflammatory speech by Kapil Mishra, a politician from the country’s ruling party.

He had given the police an ultimatum to clear those protesting

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