New Delhi: As fresh violence broke out in parts of Northeast Delhi with rioters setting shops on fire in Chand Bagh area, Delhi Police said it has deployed more security forces in the area to bring the situation under control. With pelting stones and vandalising shops, the protesters threatened locals in the area for the second day on Tuesday. Here are the top developments of the violent incident. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Quell Rumours, Dispel Fears,' MHA Issues Advisory as Death Toll Climbs to 10
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- Holding a press conference, Delhi Police spokesperson ACP Mandeep Singh Randhawa said 186 people have been injured while 13 have died in the violence in northeast Delhi. However, he claimed that the situation is under control in Jaffrabad, Gokulpuri, Maujpur areas.
- In the wake of the violent protests, 11 FIRs so far have been registered and several arrests have been made, Delhi Police informed.
- To bring the situation under control, additional police forces and paramilitary forces have been deployed in the region while senior Delhi police officials are present to tackle the situation.
- Issuing a statement, Delhi Traffic Police said from Shahdara towards Apsara border, the traffic movement has been closed after barricading by UP police. Traffic has been diverted towards Surya Nagar.
- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condemned the violent clash in North East Delhi and said she is deeply disturbed by what is happening in the national capital. “We are deeply disturbed and concerned about what and why is it happening in Delhi. We are watching it. In our country there is no place for violence. We the people of India want peace and we appeal everyone to maintain peace,” Mamata said.
- Randeep Surjewala, Congress, said, “We appeal to all to maintain peace and condemn this act of violence in Delhi. Some communal powers for their political gains are working towards creating differences using religion. Every Congress worker will help govt to maintain peace, law and order in the capital.
- Earlier in the day, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia met those who have been injured in Delhi violence and have been admitted to Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital.
- Delhi Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik said, “Miscreants will not be spared, strict legal action will be taken against them. Sufficient police force, CAPF and senior officials deployed in the North East district. Moreover, section 144 has been imposed in some areas of the district.
- Earlier in the day, Home Minister Amit Shah wrote a letter to the wife of Delhi Police Head Constable Ratan Lal, who died during clashes over Citizenship Amendment Act in Northeast Delhi on Monday. In the letter, Shah wrote, “I express grief and deep condolences on the untimely death of your husband”.
- Issuing an advisory, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that Home Minister Amit Shah has appealed to all to desist from spreading rumours. Shah has also appealed to the public at large and media to communicate responsibly and avoid spreading rumours.
- BJP MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday called for strong action against his party colleague Kapil Mishra for making provocative statements at Jaffrabad because of which the protests have taken a violent turn in the national capital. “No matter who the person is, whether he is Kapil Mishra or anyone else, belonging to any party, if he has given any provoking speech then strict action should be taken against him,” Gautam Gambhir was quoted as saying by ANI.
- On the other hand, Kapil Mishra in a late-night statement said that he is not scared of the hate campaign that is being started against him. He also went on to say that he did not commit any crime by supporting the Centre’s Citizenship Amendment Act. Taking to Twitter, Mishra said that he was being abused and issued death threats and stressed that he did not commit any crime by supporting the amended citizenship law.
- Meanwhile, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh came out in support of Delhi Police saying the force should go tough on anti-CAA protesters. He also wondered whether policemen should offer tea to agitators who are indulged in violence. “What police did in Delhi (recent violence) is absolutely correct. Police should be tough on protesters. What do you expect? Would they offer tea to the protesters when they are hurling stones and shooting at police officers?” Ghosh said.
- Making all efforts not to spread rumours about the violent incidents in Northeast Delhi, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued an advisory to TV channels asking them to be cautious about content that may incite violence or contains anything that promotes anti-national attitudes.
- In the wake of the violent protests in Northeast Delhi, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday night issued a notification, saying it has decided to postpone Class 10 and 12 exams scheduled for February 26. The decision was taken by the CBSE on the request of Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi.