New Delhi: Days after communal violence in Northeast Delhi appeared to have pacified, the death toll over the agitation against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Thursday rose to 53. Also Read - AISA State President Kawalpreet Kaur's Phone Seized by Delhi Police For Delhi Riots Investigation
There have been a total of 44 deaths reported at GTB hospital, five at RML hospital, three at LNJP hospital and one death at Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital. Also Read - 'Public Interest Must Outweigh Private': Delhi HC Asks Companies to Cap Testing Kits Price From China at Rs 400
Earlier today, the Delhi High Court directed the Delhi Police to list out the details of unidentified bodies brought to government hospitals in the aftermath of riots. Facing flak from the opposition over its failure to contain the violence, the Centre has been contemplating issuing fresh social media guidelines, claiming that it has become ‘a tool to propagate hate and spread inflammatory messages’. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain Booked Under UAPA Over Murder of IB Staffer
Meanwhile, the Delhi cabinet held a meeting and decided to enhance the compensation of Rs 25,000 for damage to residential units in the riots in the northeastern region of the national capital. The Arvind Kejriwal-led government will now provide Rs one lakh for complete loot of household goods in residential units and Rs 50,000 for partial loot.
One of Delhi’s deadliest, the agitation initially began over a clash between pro- and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters in Maujpur. However, it escalated into full-blown communal violence the next day and continued till late Tuesday night.