New Delhi: Demonstrators gathered outside Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Wednesday to protest against the communal riots in the national capital, demanding action against the rioters and seeking restoration of peace in the city. Also Read - Delhi Violence Latest News Today: 'Amit Shah Assured Adequate Number of Police Force, Everyone Wants Peace', Says Kejriwal After 'Positive' Meeting With Home Minister
The demonstrators were from the Alumni Association of Jamia Millia Islamia (AAJMI) and the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC). Later, the Delhi Police, which used water cannons, dispersed the protesters from outside the Chief Minister’s residence. Also Read - 'Worried About the Violence', Says Arvind Kejriwal As He Appeals to Delhiites to Maintain Peace
The protesters, who called themselves ‘concerned citizens,’ urged the Chief Minister to take action in connection with the violence that broke out in northeast Delhi. They called on him to personally visit affected areas with local MLAs and hold peace marches to de-escalate tension in the city.
Further, they urged him to inform the citizens of Delhi on steps taken by the Delhi government and allow ambulances to reach hospitals from the riot-hit areas. They also appealed to him to identify the perpetrators and take action against them.
Earlier on Tuesday, Kejriwal, who was recently re-elected as the Chief Minister for a third consecutive term, held a meeting with MLAs of the affected areas. He also attended a meeting, chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Later in the day, he observed a sit-in at Rajghat, appealing for peace and then visited various hospitals to meet those injured in the violence.
Delhi being a union territory, the Delhi Police reports to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).