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US, France, Russia Issue Alert For Their Citizens In Delhi

New Delhi: The US, France and Russia on Wednesday issued a safety alert for his or her residents within the nationwide capital after 23 individuals have been killed in violent clashes between professional and anti-CAA protesters in North-East Delhi within the final couple of days.

The US Embassy in New Delhi in its safety advisory requested the US residents in India to “exercise caution in light of violent demonstrations” in North-East Delhi and “avoid all areas where protests are being held”.

Protests broke out in Delhi after the BJP authorities enacted the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA) which fast-tracks citizenship of persecuted spiritual minorities of three nations in India’s neighbourhood — Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Within the final two days, each anti and pro-CAA protesters clashed in a number of areas of North-East Delhi, leading to 23 deaths to date.

The US embassy requested its residents to observe native media shops for updates on demonstrations, street and Metro closures, and potential curfews. It additionally requested US residents to keep away from places the place heavy site visitors or street closures or protests are anticipated, and to maintain a low profile and comply with the directions of native authorities.

After the US, France and Russia additionally issued related safety advisories to their residents who’re presently in India.

(IANS)

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