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New Delhi police stand watch at a roadblock on a stretch of highway between a Hindu area of the Maujpur neighborhood and a nearby Muslim-dominated area called Jafrabad on Tuesday night, Feb. 25, 2020. Image Credit: New York Times

New Delhi: Four more people have died in some of the worst sectarian violence in decades in New Delhi, a hospital source told AFP, which takes the death toll from several days of rioting to 17.

Protests against a contentious citizenship law on Sunday descended Monday and Tuesday into running battles between Hindus and Muslims, with rioters armed with stones, swords and even guns out in force.