1. The Delhi Riots started when a BJP leader urged his Hindu nationalist supporters to “hit the streets” and attack Muslim anti-CAA protesters, launching a wave of violence across North East Delhi and resulting in the murder of more than 50 Muslims.
2. Muslims were hunted in packs. Many were hacked, beaten, burnt and shot to death, with CCTV footage capturing Delhi Police participating and/or egging on the violence.
3. BJP/RSS had been tacitly and overtly encouraging violence against Muslims all across the country for months as nationwide protests against anti-Muslim citizenship laws grew.
4. The violence was mobilized by Hindutva group chats on WhatsApp, where members urged one another to “tear them apart” and “show no mercy,” and posted videos of their attacks and photos of those they killed.
5. Hindu extremists carried out their murderous deeds with a sense of impunity, believing they were carrying out the implicit/explicit orders of the Modi government, so much so that many openly bragged to TV journalists about the Muslims they killed.

"I colored my sword red."
6. Further worrying is the fact that very few of the perpetrators have been caught and punished, and BJP has done nothing to temper its hateful anti-Muslim rhetoric since, meaning the Delhi Riots were the start of something, not the culmination or crescendo of something else.

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