New Delhi: Soon after Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif described communal clash in Delhi as a ‘wave of organised violence against Indian Muslims’, India on Tuesday summoned the country’s envoy Ali Chegeni and lodged a strong protest with him over the former’s remarks. The Iranian envoy was conveyed that Zarif commented on a matter which is purely internal to India, news agency PTI reported quoting official sources. Also Read - 'Wave of Organised Violence Against Indian Muslims', Iran on Delhi Violence; Urges Govt to Not Let 'Senseless' Thuggery Prevail

Earlier on Monday night, Zarif had condemned the communal clashes in the national capital and had uged Indian authorities to not let ‘senseless’ thuggery prevail.



“Iran condemns the wave of organised violence against Indian Muslims. For centuries, Iran has been a friend of India. We urge Indian authorities to ensure the well being of ALL Indians & not let senseless thuggery prevail. Path forward lies in peaceful dialogue and rule of law,” Zarif had tweeted last night.

Meanwhile, in a major breakthrough, Delhi Police Crime Branch headed by AK Singla has arrested Shahrukh, who had pointed a pistol at a cop during the clash on Feb 24. A video of Shahrukh brandishing gun at Delhi Police head constable Deepak Dahia went viral.

A total of 47 people have been killed in the violence that devastated parts of North East Delhi. Nearly 1,300 people have been arrested or detained so far in connection with the violence.