NEW DELHI: On Thursday, the number of deaths resulting from the disturbing violence in the national capital mounted to 32 after one of the injured at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital succumbed to injuries.
There is relative calm in areas of Northeast Delhi that was gripped by maddening violence just a day before. Violence broke out in Jafrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh and other areas on Monday and continued till Tuesday evening. The situation is relatively better with Delhi Police and security forces conducting flag marches in the affected areas to monitor the situation. Northeast Delhi is under prohibitory orders till March 24.
Till now, the police have registered 18 FIRs and have arrested 106 people for their involvement in the communal riots. All security personnel are equipped with riot gears and batons.
New Delhi Police Special Commissioner for Law and Order, S.N. Shrivastava took charge of the situated in the violence-affected areas in North-East Delhi.
Violence broke out between pro and anti-CAA groups, with both sides taking to brutality like a moth to fire.
The crime committing individuals who attacked the city were equipped with guns, swords and even acid. Due to the riots over the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act, over 250 people have been injured. This also led to residents leaving their homes.
Arwind Kejriwal, the CM of Delhi initiated the army to station in the affected city. A travel warning has also been issued by the US Embassy.
Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to address the situation.
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 26, 2020