NEW DELHI: Late on Tuesday evening, Home Minister Amit Shah held a third meeting with the Delhi police and his ministry officials over communal violence in the national capital that refuses to die down even after 48 hours. The meeting, that lasted for close to three hours was the third meeting in a span of 24 hours considering the violent situation that has resulted in the deaths of 18 people.
SN Srivastava, the newly appointed Special Commissioner of Police was also present at the meeting.
Earlier, the home minister had cancelled his trip to Thiruvananthapuramschduled for Wednesday. Although officials did not give a reason behind the change in his schedule, the cancelling comes in the wake of communal violence that has rightly prompted hashtags and headlines of "Dekhi Burning".
The national capital is indeed burning as pro and anti-CAA groups took to stone-pelting at each other, attempted to burn down houses, set vehicles on fire, vandalised temples and mosques, and fired shots at each other. Some people also fired directly at the security personnel. North-east Delhi, including Jafrabad, Maujpur and Baburpur areas were especially alight with violence.
The Central Board of Secondary Education also postponed the board exams for Class 10 and 12 scheduled on Wednesday in violence-affected northeast Delhi.
“The exam will be conducted in rest parts of Delhi as per earlier schedule. A fresh date for the exam in northeast Delhi will be announced shortly,” a CBSE official said on Tuesday.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that schools in the area will continue to be shut on Wednesday.