New Delhi: As the protests over the Centre’s contentious Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 turned violent in Northeast Delhi, over four civilians, including Delhi Police head constable, Ratan Lal, were killed in the stone-pelting in Jaffrabad area. He died after suffering a head injury and police personnel, including Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Amit Sharma, were also injured during the clashes in the Northeast Delhi area. Here are the top 10 points over the violent protests in the area. Also Read - CAA Protests: Cop, Civilian Killed in Gokulpuri, Protester Opens Fire in Jaffrabad, Fresh Clashes in Bhajanpura
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- In the latest update, GTB Hospital sources said that more than 20 people were injured during a violent protest at Jafrabad on Monday and are receiving treatment at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.
- In the wake of the violent incidents, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called an urgent meeting of top officials of Delhi over the Jaffrabad violence.
- Talking details about the violent protests, Home Secretary AK Bhalla said that the central security agencies are keeping a close watch on the situation and the security arrangements have been done to restore law and order in the area. “We are monitoring the situation at north-east Delhi and violence has been curtailed to some extent. The police and the paramilitary forces have been asked to be on alert. If required, the government will take strict action so as to restore peace in the area,” Bhalla on Monday evening said.
- To bring the situation under control, heavy security forces have been deployed in parts of Delhi. They have been deployed in sensitive areas including Maujpur, Jaffrabad, Seelampur, Gautampuri, Bhajanpura, Chand Bagh, Mustafabad, Wazirabad and Shiv Vihar.
- Police said that in the wake of the violent incident, Section 144 has been imposed at 10 locations in North-east district of Delhi.
- Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged Home Minister Amit Shah to maintain law and order situation in the national capital in the wake of the violent protests in Jaffrabad metro station area. “Very distressing news regarding disturbance of peace and harmony in parts of Delhi coming in. I sincerely urge Lieutenant Governor and Union Home Minister to restore law and order and ensure that peace and harmony are maintained. Nobody should be allowed to orchestrate flagrations,” the Delhi CM said.
- For the security of students, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that all government and private schools to remain closed in violence-affected Northeast district of Delhi. “I have spoken to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in connection with the board exams in the district, they shall be postponed,” he said.
- Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday asked Delhi Police and Commissioner of Police to ensure that law and order are maintained in the area. “Have instructed Delhi Police and Commissioner of Police to ensure that law and order are maintained in North East Delhi. The situation is being closely monitored. I urge everyone to exercise restraint for the maintenance of peace and harmony,” Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said.
- After the clashes broke out, entry and exit gates of Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave, and Shiv Vihar metro stations have been closed. As per updates, trains will terminate at the welcome metro station.
- Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Monday condemned the incident and said the ministry will take strict action against those responsible for the violence. “The violence in Northeast Delhi orchestrated with an eye on the US President’s visit to India. I condemn it. The government of India will never tolerate violence. We will take strict action against those responsible. The MHA is monitoring the situation,” Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said.