New Delhi: Days after 47 people were killed mercilessly in the recent communal clashes in North East districts of the national capital, Iran has termed it a ‘wave of organised violence against Indian Muslims’. Condemning the violence, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif urged Indian authorities to not let ‘senseless’ thuggery prevail. Also Read - Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Sentenced to Another Year in Iran Prison
“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 tweeted. Also Read - Earthquake of 5.8 Magnitude Rocks Southwest Iran
Meanwhile, Delhi police has arrested 40 people for spreading fake news and information on the violent clashes that began between pro and anti-CAA groups and soon metamorphosed into widespread clashes that went on to claim 47 lives and left over 200 injured.
A total of 21 people were arrested in northwest Delhi district on charges of spreading false information about riots. Besides, 18 people were arrested on similar charges in the southern district and one person was held in Rohini district.
According to Delhi Police Headquarters, the largest number of rumours of rioting in Delhi was reported from the Western District (481). The second largest was South-Western district (413 notifications). While Dwarka District (310), Outer Delhi District (222), Rohini District (168), Southern District (127), North-Western District (54), Central District (35), South-West District (30), Outer North District (22), Eastern District (6), Northern District (6), Shahdara District (4) and North-Eastern District (2) were the others.