New Delhi: As the death toll in communal violence in North East Delhi has reached 25, and injuring nearly 200 people, Russian Embassy in India has on Wednesday issued an advisory asking its citizens to be careful, avoid large gatherings and violence-hit areas. Also Read - Rajinikanth Calls Delhi Violence 'Intelligence Failure' of Central Govt, Gets Appreciation From Kamal Haasan
The development comes after the US Embassy earlier in the day had issued an advisory asking its citizens to exercise caution. It had also asked its nationals to keep a low profile and avoid all areas where demonstrations are taking place.
Issuing the security alert, the US Embassy asked the American citizens that it is important to monitor local media outlets for updates on demonstrations, road and Metro closures, and possible curfews.
“US citizens in India should exercise caution in light of violent demonstrations in Northeast Delhi and avoid all areas with demonstrations,” the embassy advisory said.
“The Government of India — imposed law that prohibits political gatherings of four or more people — known as Section 144 remains in effect in certain areas,” it said.
The development comes after the GTB hospital sources on Wednesday evening confirmed that over 25 fatalities have been reported in the violence over the last few days (22 at GTB Hospital and three at LNJP Hospital).
Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia visited the violence-hit northeast Delhi. Kejrilwa earlier in the day had announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the family of Head Constable Ratan Lal who was killed in the violence.
Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Yamuna Vihar, Bhajanpura, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar are some of the areas in the national capital which are mainly affected by the riots.