New Delhi: Blaming rumours for the violence that rocked the northeastern part of Delhi, minister of home (state) G Kishan Reddy said that the Modi government is determined to go to the bottom of the truth to unveil conspiracy, if any, to trigger riots. “I will reiterate, CAA is not to take away the citizenship of any Indian but to give citizenships to the religious minorities persecuted in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan,” the minister said in Hyderabad. Also Read - All Schools in Delhi Violence-hit Areas to Remain Shut Till March 7, Exams Postponed: Government
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“During the last week, we have witnessed disturbances in Delhi. Unfortunately, many innocent people lost their lives and property, including a brave constable. Rumours unleashed by a section of political parties, social media and media added fuel to fire,” the minister said.
The violence in Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar, Bhajan Pura, Yamuna Vihar areas of northeast Delhi has claimed at least 42 lives and left over 200 injured.
A large number of properties have been damaged. Frenzied mobs torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump and pelted stones at locals and police personnel.