New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed to the people of Delhi to maintain peace and calm, assuring everyone that police and other agencies were working on the ground to restore peace and normalcy. Also Read - 'Those Who Never Considered Burhan Wani And Afzal Guru Terrorists...' Kapil Mishra on Delhi Violence
The PM’s tweet came even as more than 20 people were reported to have been killed in the violence, which started as a clash on Sunday but turned into a communal riot a day later and continued even on Tuesday. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Sonia Gandhi Demands Resignation of Amit Shah, Calls Clashes 'Collective Failure' of Centre And Delhi Govt
PM Modi tweeted: “Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy.” Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Army Should be Called in, Will Write to Home Minister,' Says Kejriwal as Death Toll Climbs to 20
“Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest,” he added.
Notably, the Prime Minister on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to review the law and order situation in the capital. The NSA has been given the responsibility to restore law and order in the city.
The government has come under fire for its mishandling of the violence. The Centre, however, has ruled out calling in the Army, despite a request by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in this regard.