Religious violence in the capital over the decades has been the subject of months of protests against anti-Muslim law.
India’s court has sentenced her to five years in prison for the first case of religious violence in New Delhi in 2020, more than 50 people, many of them Muslims, were killed.
The riots, which have been the worst in the country’s capital for decades, followed months of protests against citizen law which the critics claim favors a minority of Muslims in a predominantly Hindu country.
Prosecutors and witnesses Thursday said Dinesh Yadav was one of more than 200 Hindu civilians. destruction and burning at the house of a woman named Manori.
Yadav’s lawyer, Shikha Garg, said that apart from jail time, the Karkardooma Court in New Delhi on Thursday also ordered him to pay a fine of 12,000 rupees ($ 161).
“We are appealing to the high court,” Garg told Reuters.
The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which provides services mainly from the general public, has changed citizen law in 2019 to quickly become citizens of Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians who arrived in India by December 31, 2014, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Many Muslims in India have protested against the rule of law in their communities and have staged protests in New Delhi.
Demonstrations in the northeastern part of the Indian capital were held attacks by mobs, which soon escalated into religious violence in late February 2020, when scores of people were killed and maimed. houses and mosques have been burned down.
There are about 200 million Muslims in India out of a population of 1.35 billion – the smallest Muslim in the world.