With at least 23 people dead and more than 180 wounded, the rioters aren't even sparing journalists who are being attacked or confronted and asked whether they are Hindus or Muslims, as they report on the Delhi riots.
From beating Muslims to burning a mosque, here is a look at how rioters ran unfettered in India's capital New Delhi as security personnel appeared as hapless or complicit bystanders.
India deploys thousands of police and shuts down mobile internet services across many cities to control protests against a new citizenship law, with flashpoint Friday prayers passing largely peacefully.
Thousands rally in protests against new citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim, while Hindu nationalist ruling party releases video with animated Muslim characters as part of publicity blitz to try to bust "myths" around the law.
Nine people killed in northern Uttar Pradesh state in clashes between police and protesters, officials say, raising death toll in more than a week of unrest triggered by a citizenship law widely seen as anti-Muslim.
Opposition parties in India, as well as international rights groups, have raised concerns about the growing protests and the citizenship law that is seen as anti-Muslim.
Authorities have banned gatherings including all of Uttar Pradesh and Bangalore, areas of the northeast and parts of Bihar, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai.
While tens of thousands of students protest a controversial law, experts say the ruling BJP, a majoritarian government, could go to any lengths to suppress the agitation.
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