Death toll from India caste riots rises to 19


SONIPAT, India: 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.

The state government on Sunday agreed to the Jat community’s demand that they be given quotas for highly sought-after government jobs and for university places.



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