New Delhi: A day after the Lok Sabha witnessed a heated argument between the ruling party and the Congress, the Rajya Sabha will on Thursday hold a discussion on the recent law and order situation in some parts of Delhi. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Calling it Communal Violence a Joke, It Was a Pogrom,' Says Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha
The Rajya Sabha was earlier in the day adjourned after the government and the Opposition members agreed to discuss the matter in the House on Thursday.
The development comes after the Congress had long been demanding a discussion on the issue in the House.
Talking about holding the discussion on the communal riot, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said: “We have agreed that we will finish the discussion on two ordinances in the morning on Thursday and discuss the Delhi violence in the afternoon.”
Leading the discussion from the BJP side in Lok Sabha, party MP Meenakshi Lekhi said the violence in northeast Delhi was brought under control within 36 hours. During the discussion, she went on to say that she has the data to show who was responsible whenever violent incidents took place in the country.
Raising the matter from the Congress, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury slammed the Centre over the recent communal violence in northeast Delhi and said that ‘the humanity was defeated.’
“Some claim that Hindus have won, others say that Muslims have won. However, actually, the fact is that humanity was defeated in Delhi,” Chowdhury said.
Later in the evening on Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah replied to the discussions on violence in northeast Delhi and said no one involved in the communal riot will be spared.
Saying that Delhi Police contained the violence within 36 hours, Shah said he did not visit the area as he didn’t want the police to divert resources towards his security arrangements
“I did not go there myself as I didn’t want the police to divert resources towards my security arrangements,” he said, adding, “Delhi Police contained the violence within 36 hours.”
He also assured the House that Delhi Police will hold a thorough investigation into the violent incident that claimed over 53 lives in the national capital.