Delhi, Feb 26, 2020: The number of deaths following violence in northeast Delhi rose to 27 on Wednesday, 26 February, according to news agency ANI.
"We can’t have another 1984 in Delhi, not under the watch of this court," Delhi HC Justice Muralidhar said earlier during the day.
Appealing for “peace and brotherhood,” PM Modi broke his silence on the communally-charged violence plaguing northeast Delhi. Meanwhile, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi demanded Amit Shah’s resignation over the matter.
The Supreme Court said it will not expand the scope of Shaheen Bagh case since pleas on violence in northeast Delhi are being heard by the High Court. The case has been adjourned till 23 March.
The HC has asked the Solicitor General to advise police commissioner on lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by 3 BJP leaders
The Delhi High Court directed the Delhi Police to escort some 20 persons injured in the ongoing riots in Mustafabad to the GTB Hospital for treatment
Schools will remain closed on Wednesday in violence-affected northeast Delhi, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said
As on Wednesday, the violence claimed lives of 20 people, including Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal
Death Toll in Northeast Delhi Violence Climbs to 22
The number of deaths following violence in northeast Delhi rose to 22 on Wednesday, 26 February, according to news agency ANI. 21 deaths were reported in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and 1 death in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.
’Can’t Have Another 1984 Under Court’s Watch’: HC on Delhi Violence
"We can’t have another 1984 in Delhi, not under the watch of this court", High Court Justice Muralidhar said on Wednesday, 26 February.
The court termed as unfortunate the killing of IB officer in ongoing violence in north-east Delhi. The highest constitutional functionaries with Z-security should reach out to affected people to give confidence that law is functioning, it added.
Delhi High Court earlier applauded the police for prompt action in evacuating injured in violence hit northeast Delhi.
In an urgent sitting that ended at 1:42 am on Wednesday morning, the Delhi high court directed the Delhi Police to immediately escort some 20 persons injured in the ongoing riots in Mustafabad, North East Delhi to Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital for treatment.
Govt Will Identify Culprits, No Accused Will be Left: Javadekar on Delhi Violence
“The government will identify the culprits of Delhi violence and no accused will be left out,” Union Minister Javadekar said.