New Delhi: In the wake of the communal violence in Northeast Delhi that has claimed 42 lives and injured more than 200 people, National Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday targetted the Centre for the unrest in the national capital and alleged that the Central government is trying to divide the country by promoting communalism. Also Read - ‘Delhi Violence Happened With Full Planning, Atmosphere of Hatred Was Created,’ Alleged Owaisi
The NCP chief also went on to say that the ruling party at the Centre is doing all this because it could not win the recently concluded Delhi Assembly polls. Also Read - Accused of Hate Speeches, Anurag Thakur Calls For Action Against Those Involved in Delhi Violence
“The national capital has been burning since the last few days. The ruling party at the Centre could not win the Delhi Assembly polls and tried to divide the society by promoting communalism,” the NCP chief said. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Death Toll Rises as Three More Bodies Recovered From Canal, Days After Bloodshed
The statement from the NVCP chief comes on a day when Delhi Police recovered three more bodies from two separate locations in the national capital in the wake of the violence. Out of the three bodies, one was recovered from a canal in Gokulpuri and two from Bhagirathi Vihar canal.
Echoing Pawar’s sentiment, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi earlier in the day also slammed the Centre for failing to tackle the violence. He called the violence in the national capital as ‘targeted structural violence’ and said the responsibility lies at the doorstep of the BJP government.
“This communal riot happened with full planning and preparation. An atmosphere of hatred was created. It cannot be called a communal riot but it is pogrom,” he alleged.
Delhi Police on Saturday had stated that nearly 42 people had lost their lives and more than 200 people have sustained serious injuries in the communal violence that broke out in Northeast Delhi for four days.
As per updates, 2 Special Investigation Teams (SIT) have been formed under the Delhi Police’s Crime Branch to investigate the violence.
As violence continued for three consecutive days, properties worth crores of rupees have been damaged. Moreover, the Delhi Police has registered 167 FIRs and arrested or detained 885 people in connection with the violence.