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US urges Delhi rioters to ‘refrain from violence’

As the death toll in ongoing communal riots in India’s capital has risen to 34, the US point person for South Asia, Alice Wells has urged the Delhi rioters to “maintain peace and refrain from violence”.

In a tweet from her official handle on Thursday, she said: “Our hearts go out to the families of the deceased and injured in New Delhi. We echo PM @NarendraModi ’s call for calm and normalcy and urge all parties to maintain peace, refrain from violence, and respect the right of peaceful assembly.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for peace in Delhi on Wednesday after days of Hindu-Muslim clashes over a controversial new citizenship law which sparked some of the worst sectarian violence seen in the capital city in decades.