New Delhi: ‘Everyone wants that the violence be stopped’, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday. Notably, Shah had called a high-level meeting in the wake of violent clashes in north east area of the national capital which claimed lives of 7 people including a head constable Ratan Lal. Also Read - In Wake of Delhi Violence, 5 Metro Closed; Road Traffic to be Hit in Evening
Calling the meeting ‘positive’, CM Kejriwal said,”It was decided that all the political parties will ensure that peace returns to our city”. Also Read - Delhi Violence LIVE Updates: 13 Dead so Far With Many Gunshot Wounds, Fresh Protests Erupt at India Gate
On being asked if he will ask for the Army to be called, the Chief Minister replied,”If it is needed then I hope. But right now the action is being taken by police. We’ve been assured (during meeting with the Home Minister) that adequate number of police personnel will be deployed as required.” Also Read - 'Time to Punish Congress, Tukde Tukde Gang For Delhi Violence,' Says Home Minister Amit Shah
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal had called an urgent meeting of MLAs of his own party as well as the BJP to discuss the situation and work out solutions to ease the unrest.
“Urging people to refrain from violence”, the Delhi CM had tweeted, earlier in the day, adding that everyone should work together for restoring peace in the city.
“Am worried about prevailing situation in certain parts of Delhi. All of us together should make all efforts to restore peace in our city. I again urge everyone to shun violence. Am meeting all MLAs (of all parties) of affected areas along with senior officials in a while,” his tweet read.
Meanwhile the death toll climbed to 7 in the sporadic incidents of stone-pelting and violence that have been taking place, primarily in the north east districts of Delhi and some other parts of the city, since Saturday. The violence is the offshoot of face-offs between supporters and opponents of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which was introduced by the union government.