mandag 22. februar 2016

Delhi faces water rationing crisis and school closures as caste protests rock Indian state

Delhi faces a water crisis after caste protests ended in rioting and arson on Sunday that shut down a key supply and killed 12 people. Thousands of troops with shoot-on-sight orders were deployed on Saturday in Haryana state after week-long protests turned violent, with rioters setting fire to homes and railway stations and blocking highways. The Indian capital’s water supplies were hit after media reports said mobs forced the closure of a canal in Haryana that takes water to the capital’s treatment plants. Read more