India, Aug. 22 -- The first thing Ranjan Singh, who works with a bank, did upon waking up on Thursday morning was to drive his Swift Dzire car to his relative's home in Okhla. He plans to leave it parked there until he feels his DDA neighbourhood in south Delhi's Tughlaqabad is safe.

Singh was luckier than scores of other car owners along a two kilometre stretch of the Guru Ravidas Marg where hundreds of protesters smashed the windshields and windows of cars with their sticks and rods on Wednesday evening.

On Thursday, the neighbourhoods along the Guru Ravidas Marg remained tense as paramilitary personnel continued to be deployed in dozens at the site where the protesters clashed with police on Wednesday. "The protests had been going on...