New Delhi, Feb 25, 2020: The death toll in northeast Delhi violence climbs to nine, reports PTI quoting GTB Hospital.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders appealed for peace from Rajghat. Soon after, Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia met those who were injured in the clashes at the Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital.
Rioters damaged two fire tenders in Gokulpuri in northeast Delhi, fire officials said on Tuesday, 25 February, as violence continued unabated in the area, PTI reported. An angry mob raising incendiary slogans also set on fire a bike in Maujpur.
Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in the North East Delhi district as the death toll climbed to 7 on Tuesday.
1,000 Armed Policemen Being Deployed in Delhi; Police-MLA Coordination to Be Enhanced
An armed battalion of Delhi Police, comprising around 1,000 personnel, is being deployed in violence-hit areas of Delhi while inter-state borders are being closely monitored, officials said on Tuesday, 25 February, PTI reported.
This was conveyed at a high-level meeting convened by Home Minister Amit Shah and attended by Delhi’s LG Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik among others.
It was also decided in the meeting to enhance police-MLA coordination in the national capital and also reactive peace committees with representatives of all sections of society, religions and eminent local citizens, an official said.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Dy CM Manish Sisodia Visit the Injured at GTB Hospital
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia met those who have been injured in the clashes at the Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, ANI reported.
2 Complaints Filed Against BJP Leader Kapil Mishra for Inciting Violence
Two complaints have been filed against BJP leader Kapil Mishra for inciting mobs in Delhi in Sunday and Monday’s violence, news agency IANS reported.
The written complaints say that during protest, Mishra incited people with his inflammatory speeches, which led to violence. However, as of now no action has been yet taken against Mishra.
Delhi CM Kejriwal & Other AAP Leaders Offer Prayers to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and other Aam Aadmi Party AAP leaders offered prayers to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat on Tuesday, 25 February, amid the escalating violence in the capital.
“The entire country is worried about the violence that took place in Delhi in the past two days. There has been loss of lives and properties. If violence increases it will affect everyone. All of us are here to offer our prayers to Gandhi Ji who was a follower of non-violence,” Kejriwal was quoted by ANI as saying.
Yogendra Yadav Appeals to Delhi’s Protesters, Government & Police
In the wake of violence in northeast Delhi, activist Yogendra Yadav made an appeal to the people of Delhi to not believe rumours without verifying them and to the police to maintain neutrality. He also asked the protesters to not resort to violence.
Stone Pelting at Bhajanpura Chowk, Vijay Park, Ashok Nagar
Stone pelting started once again between two groups near Bhajanpura chowk in northeast Delhi on Tuesday, ANI reported.
Meanwhile, mobs began stone-pelting in Delhi’s Vijay Park-Yamuna Vihar area and even inside a mosque in Ashok Nagar.
Two Fire Tenders Damaged in Gokulpuri, Bike Set Ablaze in Maujpur
Rioters damaged two fire tenders in Gokulpuri in northeast Delhi, fire officials said on Tuesday as violence continued unabated in the area, PTI reported.
An angry mob raising incendiary slogans also set on fire a bike in Maujpur, the epicentre of the clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in which seven people were killed and about 150 injured on Monday.
‘Everyone Wants the Violence To Stop’: Kejriwal After Meeting Shah
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, 25 February, met central Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the prevailing situation in the national capital amid clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment Act) (CAA) in northeast Delhi.
“Everyone wants that the violence be stopped. The Home Minister had called a meeting today, it was a positive one. It was decided that all the political parties will ensure that peace returns to our city,” he said after the meeting.
Delhi Violence a ’Matter of Shame’: Owaisi
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has condemned the violence in Delhi over the amended Citizenship law that has claimed the lives of five people including a police constable, and urged the Centre to take steps to bring the situation under control.
Addressing a protest on Monday night against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), he said,"“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah your police, the Delhi police was hurling stones along with the rioters. It is a matter of shame that violence occurred.”"
"The president of a foreign country comes to Delhi and violence takes place. It is a matter of shame for the country..," the AIMIM leader said adding violence in any form was "condemnable."
Two Injured in NE Delhi Violence Brought to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital
The police has brought an injured person to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, after he suffered a gunshot wound. Shortly after, another injured person was brought to the hospital, reports ANI.
NGO Moves HC Seeking FIR, Arrest of Persons Involved in Northeast Delhi Violence
An NGO on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking registration of an FIR and arrest of persons involved in ongoing violence in North East Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, reports PTI.
The petition, which is likely to be mentioned before the high court, also seeks setting up of an SIT to inquire into the incident and compensation for those killed and injured in the violence.
It has also sought directions to the Centre for deployment of the Army to maintain law and order in the national capital and areas where the "communal attack on people are most ferocious".
Women Gather at Jaffrabad Metro Station to Protest CAA
Several women gathered at Delhi’s Jaffrabad metro station to protest the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on Tuesday.
Northeast Delhi Violence: Kejriwal Appeals for Peace, Meets Shah
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, 25 February, called for peace in his media address over the outbreak of violence in northeast Delhi. He said he will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah at 12 pm as the police is “not able to take action without orders from above.”
The chief minister also asked all hospital authorities to give best possible treatment to victims and asked them to stay on vigil. "Fire department has also been asked to coordinate with police and reach the affected areas on time," he said.
He said there is a need to seal borders to prevent outsiders from coming and indulging in violence. "I have asked district magistrate to conduct peace meetings where people from all religions participate. I have asked MLAs also to participate in them," Kejriwal said.
Wajahat Habibullah, Others Move SC Seeking FIR Over CAA-Related Violence in Delhi
Former Central Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah and others moved SC seeking lodging of an FIR with regard to recent violence in Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The application will be heard on Wednesday, 26 February.
An SC bench had earlier observed that interlocutors in the Shaheen Bagh case, Hegde and Ramachandran, could take the assistance of Habibullah.
Section 144 Imposed in North East Delhi District as Death Toll Climbs to 7
Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in the North East Delhi district from Monday, 24 February, as the death toll climbed to 7 on Tuesday, 25 February.
According to the order, assembly of more than four persons is prohibited.
Strict Action Against People Involved in the Violence: Kishan Reddy
Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said that strict action will be taken against people involved in the violence in Delhi, ANI reported.
“Since 2 months there was a dharna but centre gave a chance for peaceful demonstrations & protests. But yesterday’s violence won’t be tolerated,” he added.
Amit Shah to Meet CM Kejriwal, L-G Over Northeast Delhi Violence
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and various representatives of political parties over the violence plaguing northeast Delhi.
The meeting will be held at 12 pm on Tuesday, 25 February, reported news agency ANI.
Empty Bullet Shells Found in Brahampuri
Two empty bullet shells were found by Rapid Action Force (RAF) team in Brahampuri area, reports ANI. More details awaited.
Cop Injured In Gokulpuri Clashes Regains Consciousness
Shahdara DCP Amit Sharma, who was injured during clashes between two groups in Gokulpuri on Monday, is now conscious. He underwent a surgery at a hospital and his CT Scan was done this morning. He is safe and out of danger, reports ANI.
Delhi Fire Services Receive 45 Distress Calls From Violence-Hit Areas
The Delhi Fire Services on Tuesday, 25 February, said that they received a total of 45 distress calls from the areas that were gripped by violence between pro and anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protesters, reports IANS.
5 Stations on Delhi Metro’s Pink Line Remain Closed for 2nd Day
Five stations on Delhi Metro’s Pink Line are shut for the second consecutive day in view of the violence in Northeast region of the city.
Kejriwal Calls Urgent Meeting of MLAs, Officials of Violence-Hit Areas
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, 25 February has called an urgent meeting, at his residence, of MLAs and officials of the violence-hit areas of Delhi, reports ANI.
Stone-Pelting in Delhi’s Maujpur, Brahampuri
Stone-pelting between two groups occurred in Northeast Delhi’s Brahampuri area, Tuesday morning, reports ANI. Another such incident occurred in Maujpur.
Situation Very Tense, Continuously Receiving Reports of Violence: Delhi Police
“The situation is very tense. We are continuously receiving calls related to incidents of violence from Northeast Delhi. Commissioner of Police held a meeting at Seelampur DCP Office last night,” Delhi Police told the press.
A meeting was held by Home Minister Amit Shah late last night with senior Delhi Police officers and top Home Ministry officials on law and order situation in Delhi, reports ANI.
Man Who Opened Fire at Cops During NE Delhi Violence Detained
Shahrukh, the man in a red t-shirt who opened fire at police during violence in North East Delhi yesterday, has been detained.