Amnesty International has said that “serious human rights violations” were reported by police during the riots in the Indian city of Delhi earlier this year.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
The riots in India took place in February as protests erupted over a controversial citizenship law. More than 40 people were killed in clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups. Amnesty International says India’s Muslims have suffered the worst.
The Amnesty report said that Hindus were also affected by the riots but that the main target was Muslims.
“These riots did not occur suddenly,” the report said. Muslims suffered three times more casualties than Hindus in terms of casualties and injuries. Muslims’ lives, property and businesses were badly affected.
The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been called anti-Muslim by its critics. Following its approval last year, there were large-scale protests in India.
The violence also involved a religious element and the Delhi riots lasted for three days in which Muslim homes and shops were targeted by angry groups.
The report also accused right-wing leaders of inciting unrest through “hate speech” while police took no action against them.
Police, on the other hand, arrested human rights activists, including teachers and students, most of whom were Muslims.
“Not a single political leader has been prosecuted for inciting people before the riots and making hate speeches,” the report said.
A report by the Delhi Minorities Commission accused police of allowing religious hindu groups to target Muslim homes and shops.