India caste riots death toll rises to 19, army recaptures Delhi water source

Sonipat—The death toll from caste riots in northern India has risen to 19, a state government official told AFP on Monday, adding that the protests had eased overnight.
Authorities said some districts had now lifted a curfew imposed after the outbreak Friday of deadly riots in Haryana state by members of the Jat rural caste.“Nineteen people have died and more than 200 are injured,” said Haryana additional chief secretary P. K. Das.
“There were a few clashes in parts of Bhiwani district overnight, where a curfew is still on, but the curfew has been lifted in other districts.”
“Most of the road links have been restored in the state and we hope to be in control of the situation by the end of the day,” said Das.The Indian army has taken control of a canal that supplies three-fifths of Delhi’s water, the state’s chief minister said, raising hope that a water crisis in the metropolis of more than 20 million people can be averted.—Reuters

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