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 - Nyay: The Justice | Delhi High Court Seeks Clarity on Release of Film Based on Sushant Singh Rajput's Life
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 - Delhi Unlock: All Markets Shouldn't be Targeted Due to Crowding in Some, Say Trader Associations Amid Fears of 3rd Covid Wave
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 - FMGE 2021: Delhi High Court Dismisses Doctors Plea, Exam Will Be Held On June 18
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.