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07 Jan 2020 | 05:21 AM UTC

India: Clashes reported in New Delhi January 7

Clashes reported between police and protesters near the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi January 7; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions likely in the coming hours

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Event

Clashed between police and protesters have been reported in front of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi at around 13:00 (local time) on Tuesday, January 7. Several protesters were reportedly arrested following the incident.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the area over the coming hours.

Context

Protests broke out in India following a mob attack on a Sikh shrine located in Nankana Sahib (Pakistan) on, January 3.

Advice

Individuals in Delhi are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, prepare for resultant disruptions to transportation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.