Delhi Clashes : Top Cabinet Security Meets, 23 Dead So Far| Updates
The CBSE has deferred board examinations scheduled for Wednesday in violence-hit parts of northeast Delhi; two Class X exams and three Class XII exams have been postponed
Delhi Clashes: Top Cabinet Security Meets, 21 Dead So Far| Updates (File Photo)
New Delhi: Since Sunday Delhi is witnessing unprecedented violence the number of death has risen to 23. Stone-throwing between rival groups, arson, and vandalism on Tuesday marked unrelenting violence over citizenship law protest for more than 24 hours in northeast Delhi. The Cabinet Committee on Security - the final decision-making body on matters related to the country's security will meet today to discuss the violence in the capital. Mr. Doval will brief the committee of the situation.
As far as 150 people have been injured in the clashes. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, last night visited area affected by the violence and met with top police officers. To take stock of the law and order situation Mr. Doval visited areas such as Seelampur, Jaffrabad, Maujpur, and Gokulpuri chowk.
The Delhi High Court, in a late-night order, asked the police to ensure safe passage and emergency treatment for those injured in the unparalleled violence in the capital for the last three days.
Thirteen people have been killed and more than 150 including a child injured as armed mobs rampaged through parts of northeast Delhi today, looting and burning buildings. Smoke was seen rising from buildings and streets were strewn with rocks and broken glasses after three days of violence between pro- and anti-citizenship law protesters.
Here are the updates:
- "Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy," PM Modi tweeted. Calling for calm, the Prime Minister said in another tweet, "Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest."
-The body of an Intelligence Bureau officer - Ankit Sharma - was recovered from a drain in Delhi's Chand Bagh today. He was returning home on Tuesday evening when he was allegedly attacked by a mob at the bride and beaten to death.
-There was fresh violence this morning with reports of arson and stone-throwing. A battery shop was set on fire in the Bhajanpura area. The shop was vandalized and burnt batteries were strewn on the road.
-The Delhi High Court, in a late-night order, asked the police to ensure safe passage and emergency treatment for those injured in the unprecedented violence in the capital for the last three days. The hearing by a two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court took place at the residence of Justice S Murlidhar. The court was hearing an urgent petition seeking safe passage for the injured to medical institutions with adequate facilities. The court will take up the case again at 2:15 pm today.
-The CBSE, in response to fears of students, has postponed Board exams scheduled for Wednesday in parts of northeast Delhi. These include two in English Literature for Class X and three in Media and Web Applications for Class XII. Meanwhile, the Delhi government has ordered all private and government schools to remain closed.
-A large crowd, mainly students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Jamia Millia Islamia gathered outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence late last night, demanding action against the perpetrators of the violence. Delhi Police used water cannons and dispersed the crowd by 3:30 am.
-Mr. Kejriwal was seen praying at Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial, on Tuesday as he urged people to stop the violence and requested temples and mosques to issue calls for peace. At night, he met with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs and officials, asking them to take necessary steps to restore peace.
- Government sources have said the violence appears to have been "orchestrated" by some for publicity as it comes at a time when US President Donald Trump has visited the country. Mr. Trump was asked for his reaction to the violence in Delhi and said he had not discussed it with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it is "up to India" to deal with it". However, he did say that America appreciated PM Modi's efforts to ensure religious freedom in India.
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