Sunday, February 21, 2016
Caste Riots In India Claims 10 Lives
Ten people have died in caste protests which triggered widespread arson and looting in a northern Indian state, while New Delhi faces water crisis as mob shut down key supply. Thousands of troops with shoot-on-sight orders were deployed in Haryana State, a day after week long protests turned violent with rioters setting homes and railway stations on fire and blocking highways. The Jat caste is leading the protests, demanding quotas for jobs and university places, saying they are struggling for employment and education opportunities despite India's strong economic growth. One of the India;s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki suspended its operation at its two Haryana plants after the protesters disrupted supply of components.