New Delhi: As the death toll in the northeast Delhi violence climbed to seven on Tuesday, fresh cases of stone-pelting were reported from Brahmpuri and Maujpur. Also Read - In Wake of Delhi Violence, 5 Metro Closed; Road Traffic to be Hit in Evening
In the aftermath, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called an urgent meeting and said that the situation is ‘worrying’ as he appealed to Delhiites to maintain peace. He also appealed to the local MLAs of the areas and temples and mosques there to hold peace meetings. Also Read - Delhi Violence LIVE Updates: 13 Dead so Far With Many Gunshot Wounds, Fresh Protests Erupt at India Gate
The CM is also scheduled to meet Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the volatile situation in the national capital. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 5 People, Including Head Constable, Killed in Clashes Over CAA Amid US President Trump's Visit
“I appeal to all Delhites to maintain peace. We are worried about the violence in Northeast Delhi. Several policemen and civilians were injured and some even lost their lives. Several houses were set ablaze and shops were damaged. It is very unfortunate,” said Kejriwal while addressing the media on Tuesday.
He added, “In the meeting, the MLAs of the border areas have said that people are coming from outside. There is a need to seal the borders and do preventive arrests.”
“We have also asked the district magistrates of these areas and other officials to organise peace marches in the violent-hit zones. We ask all faiths to come together and appeal to the temples and mosques in the area to hold peace meetings. Our MLAs should also take part in these meetings to bring back peace at once,” said Kejriwal just ahead of the meeting with Amit Shah.
In the wake of the violent clashes, metro stations –Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar will remain closed today.