Guterres Invokes 'Spirit Of Gandhi' For Community Reconciliation In Delhi

Publish On: 28 Feb, 2020 10:08 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

UNITED NATIONS: Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the UN, invoked the 'spirit of Gandhi' in order to ask for community reconciliation in the ongoing Delhi riots. The communal violence in the national capital of India has been burning Delhi and has killed at least 37 people since Sunday. 

Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said, "Throughout his life, the Secretary-General has been deeply inspired by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and today the spirit of Gandhi is needed more than ever and it is essential to create conditions for true community reconciliation."

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According to the spokesperson, Gutteres has been continuously following the situation that made him "saddened by the reports of death that we have seen over the past few days in New Delhi."

Dujarric added that the Secretary-General "again reiterates, as he has done in other places, his calls for maximum restraint and violence to be avoided."

The latest figures show that at least 37 people have lost their lives after the clash of the pro and anti-CAA protestors in the northeast of Delhi. Besides, over 200 people have been injured in the horrific riots that are majorly the result of communal violence. 

Buses, mosques, residences and businesses have been attacked. 

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