The death toll in the communal violence in the Indian capital New Delhi rose to 38, officials said on Friday.

Shops in parts of northeast Delhi have begun to open, and Delhi police officials claimed the situation is normal in riots-affected areas.

Joint Commissioner OP Mishra visited riot-hit areas, and said: “We just want to assure people that nothing is going to happen now and they should start their normal work.”

In view of Friday prayers adequate security arrangements have been made in the area.

Local mosques in the affected areas have asked people to remain at

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