New Delhi: With the communal violence entering its fourth day, the death in the protests, has reached 25 pm Wednesday. In the incident, more than 100 people have been arrested by the Delhi Police and 18 FIRs have been registered. To rescue people who are trapped in the violent-hit areas, police have also released two helpline numbers — 011-22829334, 22829335. Police said people can also share details on helpline number 112. Here are the top developments of the violence. Also Read - ‘Avoid Violence-hit Areas’: Now Russia Issues Advisory to Its Nationals Over Delhi Violence
- On Instruction from MHA, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Wednesday visited the violence-hit areas and said the situation is under control. He visited Maujapur, Jaffrabad areas and interacted with the local residents there. “Situation is totally under control. People are satisfied. I have confidence in law enforcement agencies. Police are doing their work,” Doval said.
- Addressing a press conference, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said that no untoward incident was reported on Wednesday and PCR calls from North East Delhi have reduced. “All those miscreants who created trouble are being identified and there are CCTV footage and strong evidence,” he further informed.
- The Central government on Wednesday evening announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of the people who have died in the communal violence. Moreover, a relief amount of Rs 50,000 has also been announced for people who were seriously injured in the violence. “A compensation of Rs 2 lakh will be paid to the next of kin of the people who have died in the communal violence. Persons who have been seriously injured will be given a relief amount of Rs 50,000,” a senior official at the Central government told news agency PTI.
- Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia visited the violence-hit northeast Delhi. Prior to their visit, Kejriwal 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. “We are going to the affected areas to take stock of the situation. We will tell you after we do that,” Kejriwal said.
- Keeping the tensed situation in mind, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday postponed Class 12 English exam which was scheduled to be held on Thursday. The decision from the CBSE came after considering the request of the Delhi government and to avoid inconvenience to students, staff and parents. On Thursday, the CBSE Class 12 exam was supposed to be held for English Elective, English Elective C and English Elective Core.
- Issuing security advisories, the US Embassy and the Russian Embassy in India have asked their nationals to be careful and avoid large gatherings and violence-hit areas. The embassies have also asked its nationals to keep a low profile and avoid all areas where demonstrations are taking place.
- On Wednesday evening, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth slammed the Central government over the violence in Delhi and said that the riots should have been dealt with an iron fist. “Definitely it is Central government’s intelligence failure. I strongly condemn the Central government,” he said. He also received appreciation from actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan for breaking the silence over the issue.
- Congress president Sonia Gandhi along with NCP MP Supriya Sule demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the ongoing violence in Northeast Delhi. Sule said Amit shah must own moral responsibility for the huge security lapse in connection with the violence in Delhi.
- Slamming the Central government for the incidents in Delhi, Congress leader P Chidambaram said the violence in the national capital was a colossal failure of the Delhi Police and culpable negligence of the city administration. He also slammed Home Minister Amit Shah. He also asked as to why those who made inflammatory speeches have not yet been arrested or charged.
- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri on Wednesday and prayed there for peace in the national capital amid the ongoing violence. “I worship Lord Jagannath at my home every day. This visit is very special. I prayed to the lord for world peace. It is good for everyone when there is no violence and conflict. India is known for peace and harmony. We want peace, not bloodshed,” Mamata Banerjee said.
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. Also Read - Rajinikanth Calls Delhi Violence 'Intelligence Failure' of Central Govt, Gets Appreciation From Kamal Haasan Also Read - Central Govt Announces Rs 2 Lakh Compensation to Families of Those killed in Delhi Violence