Delhi Violence Highlights: Fresh Violence Erupts In Delhi's Bhajanpura, 27 Killed Since Sunday

Delhi Violence Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted this afternoon sand said, "I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times." 

Delhi Violence Highlights: Fresh Violence Erupts In Delhi's Bhajanpura, 27 Killed Since Sunday

Delhi Violence: Several areas in northeast Delhi witnessed large scale violence on Tuesday.

New Delhi:

In his first reaction to incidents of violence in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed for peace and brotherhood, and said he has held an extensive review of the prevailing situation in various parts of the national capital. He also said it was important that calm and normalcy was restored at the earliest. "Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy," PM Modi tweeted. "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," he added.

Twenty-seven people have been killed and at least 200 injured in communal violence in northeast Delhi for the last few days.

On the other hand, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said, Union Home Minister Amit Shah must take responsibility for violence in Delhi and resign, hitting out at the government over the large-scale violence that has erupted in parts of northeast Delhi. "What was the Home Minister doing since last week? What was the Home Minister doing earlier this week? Why were the paramilitary forces not called in earlier when the Home Ministry saw the situation worsening," Mrs Gandhi said at a press conference at the Congress headquarters in the capital.

The violence-hit areas continue to remain tense, with police and paramilitary personnel on the ground.  Late last night, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval visited areas affected by the violence and met with top police officers. Mr Doval visited areas such as Seelampur, Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Gokulpuri Chowk to take stock of the law and order situation. 

Here are the highlights of the northeast Delhi violence:

Feb 27, 2020 00:08 (IST)
Delhi Special Commissioner of Police SN Srivastava take stock of the situation in Northeast Delhi. Security deployed at various locations in the area. 
Feb 26, 2020 21:42 (IST)
Delhi Violence "Colossal Failure" Of Delhi Poilce: P Chidambaram
Congress leader P Chidambaram Wednesday said the violence in the national capital was a "colossal failure" of the Delhi Police and a culpable negligence of the city administration, even as he attacked Home Minister Amit Shah. 

P Chidambaram also asked why those who made inflammatory speeches have not yet been arrested or charged.

The Congress leader asked where the Home Minister, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and the city''s Police Commissioner were since Sunday, when the violence first broke out, news agency PTI reported.
Feb 26, 2020 21:16 (IST)
Compensation Of Rs 2 lakh To Be Paid To Families Of Those Killed In Delhi Violence: Official
A compensation of Rs 2 lakh will be paid to the family of the people who have died in the communal violence over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi, senior officials said on Wednesday.

At least 27 deaths have been reported in the violence over the last few days. 

"A compensation of Rs 2 lakh will be paid to the next of family of the people who have died in the communal violence. Persons who have been seriously injured will be given a relief amount of Rs 50,000," a senior official told PTI.
Feb 26, 2020 20:55 (IST)
Violence In Northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura
Reports have emerged of fresh violence in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura area this evening, hours after NSA Ajit Doval visited the violence-affected part of the national capital. Almost 27 people have died and at least 200 injured in clashes over the contentious citizenship law since Sunday.
Feb 26, 2020 20:27 (IST)
NSA Ajit Doval leaves from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) after his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik were also present at the meeting.
Feb 26, 2020 20:04 (IST)
More visuals of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal interacting with local residents in northeast Delhi.
Feb 26, 2020 20:01 (IST)
Rajinikanth Condemns Centre Over Delhi Violence
Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday lashed out at the central government over the violence in Delhi that left 22 people dead, saying the riots should have been dealt with an iron fist.

The actor also opined that protests should not turn violent and recalled his earlier statement that he will stand by Muslims if they were affected by the amended citizenship law.

"Definitely it is Central government's intelligence failure. I strongly condemn the Central government," he told reporters in Chennai.

The actor also rued that some sections of media and political observers were linking him with the BJP, news agency PTI reported. Read here.
Feb 26, 2020 19:59 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Visits Northeast Delhi
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the violence-hit northeast Delhi on Wednesday. According to an official, the chief minister also visited the office of deputy commissioner of police (northeast). He was accompanied Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and AAP leader Sanjay Singh.

Earlier in the day, Mr Kejriwal said his government would give a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the family of head constable Ratan Lal who was killed in violence, news agency PTI reported.
Feb 26, 2020 19:29 (IST)
Delhi Police Releases Helpline Numbers
"Public can call on 22829334 and 22829335 for any help or information. I would like to appeal to the public to not pay heed to rumours. Situation is under control today," said MS Randhawa, Delhi Police PRO.
Feb 26, 2020 19:27 (IST)
"We are going to the affected areas to take stock of the situation. We will tell you after we do that," said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after reaching the office of DCP Northeast Delhi.
Feb 26, 2020 19:26 (IST)
18 FIRs Registered And 106 People Arrested So Far: Delhi PRO, MS Randhawa
"Till now Delhi Police has registered 18 FIRs so far and 106 people have been arrested in connection with the incidents in northeast Delhi. Miscreants are being identified. We have the CCTV footage and strong evidence. No untoward incident took place today," said MS Randhawa, Delhi Police PRO. 
Feb 26, 2020 19:23 (IST)
Number Of Deaths Rises To 27 In Northeast Delhi Violence
At least 27 people died and 200 injured in the on-going clashes in northeast Delhi. 
Feb 26, 2020 19:18 (IST)
US Embassy In India Issues Advisory To Citizens Over Delhi Violence
US Embassy in India issues advisory to its citizens, "Exercise caution in light of violent demonstrations in Northeast Delhi."
Feb 26, 2020 19:10 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reached the office of DCP North East.
Feb 26, 2020 18:47 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal To Visit Violence-Affected Areas In Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Chief Secretary to visit violence-affected areas of northeast Delhi following Delhi High Court orders that '"the CM and Deputy CM should also visit the affected areas for confidence-building among people."
Feb 26, 2020 18:43 (IST)
NSA Ajit Doval Reaches Home Ministry To Meet Home Minister Amit Shah
NSA Ajit Doval, after visiting sensitive areas of northeast Delhi, has reached Home Ministry to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Feb 26, 2020 18:05 (IST)
CBSE postpones exams scheduled for tomorrow in northeast part of Delhi. Exams in rest of Delhi shall be conducted as scheduled. The next date of exam for affected students will be notified shortly.
Feb 26, 2020 17:57 (IST)
"Hindus And Muslims In Delhi Never Want To Fight": Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
"People of Delhi do not want violence. All this has not been done by the 'aam aadmi'. This has been done by some anti-social, political and external elements. Hindus & Muslims in Delhi never want to fight," said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi Assembly.
Feb 26, 2020 17:54 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal Announces 1 Crore Compensation For Delhi Police Head Constable Rattan Lal
Delhi Chief Minister announced Rs 1 crore compensation for Head Constable Rattan Lal who died during northeast Delhi violence. "I want to assure the family of Delhi Police Head Constable Rattan Lal ji that we will take care of them. We will give a compensation of Rs 1 Crore and a job to a member of his family," said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi Assembly.
Feb 26, 2020 17:50 (IST)
"Our Duty To Spread Love, Brotherhood": Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra urged Congress workers to visit affected houses in Delhi with message of peace, says it is our duty to spread love, brotherhood, news agency PTI reported.

Feb 26, 2020 17:39 (IST)
"Inshallah, There'll Be Peace": NSA Ajit Doval
"People have a sense of unity among them, there is no enmity. A few criminals do things like this (spread violence), people are trying to isolate them. Police is here & doing its work. We're here as per the orders of HM & PM. Inshallah yahan par bilkul aman hoga (There'll be peace)," NSA Ajit Doval said while he was interacting with local residents of northeast Delhi.
Feb 26, 2020 17:34 (IST)
Haryana Police Issues Advisory In The Wake Of Delhi Violence
"As a part of precautionary measure, #HaryanaPolice issued an advisory on law & order situation in the State especially for the districts adjoining Delhi in the wake of the recent violence that has taken place in national capital during CAA/NRC protest," Haryana Police tweeted.
Feb 26, 2020 17:31 (IST)
Situation being monitored in areas of Northeast Delhi with the help of drone. NSA Ajit Doval is taking stock of the situation here.
Feb 26, 2020 17:30 (IST)
Congress' "Peace March" Stopped At Janpath Road
Congress leaders and workers participating in "peace march" stopped at Janpath Road. They were heading towards Gandhi Smriti.

Feb 26, 2020 17:28 (IST)
BJP Chief JP Nadda Announces Rs 1 Crore As Compensation For Constable Ratan Lal Who Died In Delhi Violence
"It is upsetting that Delhi Police's head constable Rattan Lal ji had to lose his life while maintaining law & order. He has been given the honour of martyr and Rs 1 crore will be given to his family. We will also provide a job to one of his family member," BJP National President JP Nadda.
Feb 26, 2020 17:25 (IST)
NSA Ajit Doval Interacts With Northeast Delhi Residents
While speaking to a woman resident NSA Ajit Doval said, "Prem ki bhaavna bana kar rakhiye. Hamara ek desh hai, hum sab ko milkar rehna hai. Desh ko mil kar aage badhana hai. (Maintain peace and harmony. Our nation is one, we all have to live here together. We need to take our nation ahead together)."
Feb 26, 2020 17:12 (IST)
Senior Congress Leaders To Submit Memorandum On Delhi Violence Tomorrow
The Congress, which had earlier stated that its senior leaders would submit a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind on the Delhi violence today, has now deferred the march for Thursday as one of their members, Randeep Singh Surjewala, was unavailable today.

"The Congress was to hold a march and give a memorandum to President Kovind today but Randeep Surjewala told us that he is unavailable and has given us time tomorrow. Upholding the respect for his high office, we have deferred the march for tomorrow," the Congress said, news agency ANI reported.
Feb 26, 2020 17:08 (IST)
NSA Ajit Doval interacts with the local residents of Northeast Delhi.
Feb 26, 2020 17:07 (IST)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra And Other Congress Leader Join "Peace March"
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Sushmita Dev, KC Venugopal and other Congress leaders join the "peace march" over violence in Delhi.
Feb 26, 2020 17:05 (IST)
NSA Ajit Doval takes stock of the situation in Maujpur area of Northeast Delhi.
Feb 26, 2020 17:04 (IST)
"Situation Under Control": NSA Ajit Doval
"Situation is totally under control. People are satisfied. I have confidence in law enforcement agencies. Police is doing its work," said NSA Ajit Doval, news agency ANI reported.
Feb 26, 2020 17:03 (IST)
Delhi Violence ''Chilling Reminder'' Of 2002 Gujarat riots: Sitaram Yechury
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the violence in Delhi is a "chilling reminder" of the 2002 Gujarat riots.

He said there was no way to restore peace and normalcy in Delhi other than by calling in the Army.

"It's clear that the violence in Delhi has the sanction of police and that of the powers that govern them. Adequate compensation should be provided to the kin of the dead and those injured by the Centre and the state government," he said, news agency PTI reported. Read here.
Feb 26, 2020 17:01 (IST)
Kerala CM Appeals To Centre To Take Steps To Stop Violence In Delhi
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday urged the central government to take immediate steps to restore normalcy in Delhi, which has been rocked by violence in the last few days over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

He also expressed concern over the "attack" on journalists covering the riots in the national capital and alleged that the rule of law has collapsed there.

"There is an active campaign of hatred going on. Even the journalists are attacked. The death toll is on the rise. It's a matter of concern that the BJP leader, who has made hate speech and instigated the riots, is going scot free," Mr Vijayan said in a release, news agency PTI reported.
Feb 26, 2020 16:49 (IST)
Kapil Mishra's Speech Shameful, Centre's Silence More Shameful: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said what BJP leader Kapil Mishra had said was "shameful" but the government's silence on it was even "more shameful".

Speaking just minutes after Congress president Sonia Gandhi's press briefing where she demanded Union Home Minister Amit Shah''s resignation, Priyanka Gandhi appealed to all the people of Delhi to desist from violence and maintain peace and harmony.

"What BJP leader Kapil Mishra has said is shameful and the government not doing anything is even more shameful," said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, news sgency PTI reported. Read here.
Feb 26, 2020 16:47 (IST)
Delhi NSA Ajit Doval Reaches Maujpur
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval reaches Maujpur area in Delhi to take stock of the situation there.
Feb 26, 2020 16:45 (IST)
Congress Leaders And Workers Take Out "Peace March" On Delhi Violence
Congress leaders and workers take out "peace march" over violence in Delhi. They are heading towards Gandhi Smriti.
Feb 26, 2020 16:44 (IST)
Delhi High Court Adjourns Delhi Violence Matter For Tomorrow
The Delhi High Court has adjourned the Delhi violence matter for tomorrow and states that the authorities must go strictly by the mandate of the law, news agency ANI reported.
Feb 26, 2020 16:41 (IST)
Number Of Deaths Rises To 23 In Delhi Violence
At least 23 people died and 200 injured in the on-going clashes that is taking place in northeast Delhi. 
Feb 26, 2020 16:36 (IST)
Security Personnel Conduct Flag Marches In Riot-Hit Areas In Northeast Delhi
Security personnel, including paramilitary forces, conducted flag marches in the riot-hit areas of Chand Bagh, Jafrabad, Bhajanpura, Yamuna Vihar and Maujpur on Wednesday as tension simmered in the wake of the communal strife that claimed at least 21 lives.
 
Shops and schools remained closed and streets wore a deserted look as sporadic violence continued since Monday with mobs running amok, looting shops and setting properties on fire.

Authorities said 21 people have died in the violence since Monday.

There was a heavy deployment of force in the Chand Bagh area and security personnel did not allow anyone to come out on the road.

Some of the lanes were blocked with residents saying they had closed them for their own safety.

In the area where Intelligence Bureau employee Ankit Sharma's body was found, the road was littered with stones and glass shards, giving an indication of the heavy stone pelting in the area, news agency PTI reported.
Feb 26, 2020 16:14 (IST)
"Should Focus On Issue Of Registration Of FIR Right Now": High Court On Delhi Violence
On the plea of deployment of Army in the violence-affected areas, Delhi High Court says, "We don't want to enter into the question of deployment of Army. We should focus on the issue of registration of FIR right now."
Feb 26, 2020 16:11 (IST)
Delhi High Court Inquires About The Officer Seen With BJP Leader Kapil Mishra In Video Clip
Delhi High Court inquires about the name of the officer who was seen in BJP leader Kapil Mishra's video clip, news agency ANI reported.

Feb 26, 2020 16:07 (IST)
Delhi High Court appoints advocate Zubeda Begum as amicus curiae to coordinate between victims and various agencies, news agency PTI reported.
Feb 26, 2020 16:04 (IST)
NSA Ajit Doval Reaches DCP Office Northeast Delhi
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval reaches the office of DCP Northeast Delhi.
Feb 26, 2020 16:02 (IST)
Decide On Board Exams In North-East Delhi Centres By 5 pm, Inform Public By 6 pm, Delhi High Court Tells CBSE
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the CBSE to take a decision on rescheduling board exams to be held in centres of violence-hit northeast Delhi by 5 pm and to inform the public by 6 pm.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher told the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that the rescheduling of postponed exams is to be done keeping in mind entrance tests of class 12 students.

"Take decision on board exams in northeast Delhi centres to be held on Feb 27, 28 and 29 by 5 pm and inform public by 6 pm," said Justice Shakdher.

The court said the situation is in northeast Delhi has only worsened.

The direction by the court came after the CBSE on Wednesday said the exams in 86 schools in the violence-hit northeast Delhi have been postponed.

The court said class 10 and 12 students, who have board examination centres in these areas need to be informed in one go about the schedule for the next 10 to 15 days and not on piecemeal basis.

The court said that the situation is worsening and there have been more deaths and therefore, CBSE needs to take a call for the next 10 to 15 days, news agency PTI reported.
Feb 26, 2020 15:45 (IST)
Visuals from violence-affected Johripur in North East Delhi; No fresh violence reported today; security personnel are deployed in the area.
Feb 26, 2020 15:43 (IST)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Slams Sonia Gandhi For Demanding Amit Shah's Resignation
Union minister and senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday hit out at Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi for criticising the Centre over violence in North-East Delhi and asked her to desist from playing "politics" on the issue.

"Congress President Sonia Gandhi's statement is unfortunate and condemnable. At such times all parties should ensure that peace is maintained. They should not blame the government and do dirty politics. Politicising this violence is wrong," he said while speaking to ANI in New Delhi.

Earlier in the day, Mrs Gandhi, while addressing a press conference in New Delhi, had blamed the Centre and the Delhi Government for not taking requisite measure to curb violence in the national capital and added, " It is rather shocking, it was expected of the top leadership of Central and State Government to speak up (about violence in Delhi)."

Mr Javadekar also slammed Mrs Gandhi for demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, saying, "They are asking where was Amit Shah. He took an all-party meeting yesterday where a Congress leader was also present. Home Minister gave directions to the police and also boost the morale of the police. The statements by Congress can have an adverse effect on the morale of the police."
Feb 26, 2020 15:39 (IST)
PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval Monitoring The Situation In Delhi: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval are monitoring the situation," said Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Delhi violence.
Feb 26, 2020 15:24 (IST)
Last rites ceremony of Delhi Police Head Constable Rattan Lal's being held in Sikar. He lost his life in the violence-hit North East Delhi on 24th February.
Feb 26, 2020 14:47 (IST)
"We can't let another 1984 happen, not under watch of this court," says High Court

Delhi violence matter in Delhi High Court: The Court says, we cannot let another 1984 happen in this country; Not under the watch of this Court.
Feb 26, 2020 13:54 (IST)
Delhi Violence Update: PM Appeals For "Peace, Brotherhood" Amid Delhi Violence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted saying, "Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy. 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."
Feb 26, 2020 13:53 (IST)
Death Toll Rises to 21

The number of deaths in the unprecedented violence in Delhi since Sunday has risen to 21. Stone-throwing between rival groups, arson and vandalism on Tuesday marked unrelenting violence over citizenship law protests for more than 24 hours in northeast Delhi.

Feb 26, 2020 13:30 (IST)
Sonia Gandhi demands Amit Shah's Resignation

I am deeply concerned about the worsening situation in Delhi. We called for an emergency meeting on this. This seems to be a well-planned incident. BJP leaders are making open and threatening statements. Such statements were made last week as well. A police offer has been killed and journalists have been attacked too. All of northeast Delhi is tense. Congress believes that the entire incident is because of the inefficiency of the Home Minister. Congress demands that the Home Minister gives his resignation immediately. What was the Home Minister doing since last week? Why were the paramilitary forces not called in earlier when the Home Ministry saw the situation worsening. Immediate and effective measures are needed to control the situation. Security must be deployed adequately so as to ensure that such shameful incidents do not continue. Civil servants must be deployed across all sensitive areas to ensure calm. The Chief Minister and Delhi must himself be visible in all troubled areas to ensure work is being done on the ground. Both leaders of the Central government and the state government are expected to make official statements. Some comments are seen on social media, but nothing has been said officially.

Feb 26, 2020 13:16 (IST)
Police conduct flag march in Bhajanpura, Khajuri Khas as fresh violence erupts

The police conducted flag march in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura and Khajuri Khas on Tuesday after the areas witnessed arson and stone-pelting. A battery shop was set on fire in Bhajanpura. The shop was vandalised and burnt batteries were strewn on the road.
Feb 26, 2020 12:39 (IST)
Contact numbers of riot victims

Any person who wants the details of any victim, he or she may contact the following officers.
Feb 26, 2020 11:53 (IST)
Shaheen Bagh matter to be heard by Top Court on March 23

The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing on petitions to remove the anti-citizenship law protesters from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh to March 23, saying it's "time for all parties to lower temperatures". The top court had adjourned the hearing in the matter after the interlocutors appointed by it submitted their report in a sealed cover on Monday. Senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran, who were named as mediators, were tasked with persuading the protesters to continue their agitation in another location, so the road can reopen and commuters do not face problems.

Feb 26, 2020 11:51 (IST)
A team of Fire Department is conducting cooling operation at the tyre market in Gokulpuri area; the market was set ablaze on 24th February.
Feb 26, 2020 11:32 (IST)
"Enough Forces On Ground In Delhi, No One Needs To Fear": NSA Ajit Doval

There are enough forces on the ground and no one needs to fear, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval told NDTV after he took stock of the situation in a part of Delhi that saw unrelenting violence over citizenship law protests since Sunday. The clashes have killed 20 and left over 150 injured. Mr Doval, who visited areas affected by the violence late last night, said "no law-abiding citizen would be harmed anyway by anyone".

Feb 26, 2020 11:30 (IST)
Section 144 in northeast Delhi to continue

After unprecedented violence in Delhi, prohibitory orders under Section 144 imposed in several parts of the national capital, will continue till further order, sources said on Wednesday. Sources in the Delhi Police confirmed that the prohibitory orders which were imposed on Tuesday haven't been lifted as of now and status quo remains. However, the police official refused to confirm anything about the shoot at sight orders. According to sources, no officer in Delhi Police ordered for shoot-at-sight till now. Several localities, including Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura, Maujpur-Babarpur, and Jaffrabad witnessed unprecedented violence on Monday and Tuesday as pro and anti-CAA protesters clashed in which 17 persons are confirmed dead.
Feb 26, 2020 11:12 (IST)
Death Toll Rises to 20

The number of deaths in the unprecedented violence in Delhi since Sunday has risen to 20. Stone-throwing between rival groups, arson and vandalism on Tuesday marked unrelenting violence over citizenship law protests for more than 24 hours in northeast Delhi.
Feb 26, 2020 10:59 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said Army should be called in and police is unable to control situation in northeast Delhi where 18 people have died and over 150 have been injured amid clashes between pro and anti-citizenship law protesters. Mr Kejriwal's latest remark is a turnaround after he told reporters on Tuesday that Army was not required in the area to control the violence. 

Feb 26, 2020 10:58 (IST)
Security personnel conducting flag-march in Maujpur area in Delhi. 
Feb 26, 2020 09:59 (IST)
Ajit Doval has been given charge of bringing Delhi violence under control

NSA Ajit Doval has been given the charge of bringing Delhi violence under control. He's going to brief PM and Cabinet about the situation. Ajit Doval last night visited Jafrabad, Seelampur and other parts of Northeast Delhi where he held talks with leaders of different communities: Government Sources 
Feb 26, 2020 09:47 (IST)
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval will attend the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting, today.
Feb 26, 2020 09:37 (IST)
Death Toll Rises to 18

The number of deaths in the unprecedented violence in Delhi since Sunday has risen to 18. Stone-throwing between rival groups, arson and vandalism on Tuesday marked unrelenting violence over citizenship law protests for more than 24 hours in northeast Delhi. Over 150 people have been injured in the clashes.
Feb 26, 2020 09:21 (IST)
NSA Ajit Doval Visits Violence-Hit Areas

Late last night, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval visited areas affected by the violence and met with top police officers. Mr Doval visited areas such as Seelampur, Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Gokulpuri Chowk  to take stock of the law and order situation. With the violence spiraling on Tuesday, Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting with cops and officials on Tuesday evening, his third in 24 hours. The meeting was also attended by top IPS officer SN Srivastava, who was appointed as the special police commissioner on Tuesday.
Feb 26, 2020 09:17 (IST)
Police Uses Water Cannons

Alumni Association of Jamia Millia Islamia (AAJMI) and Jamia Coordination Committee organise a demonstration outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence. People have gathered here demanding action against #DelhiViolence and seeking restoration of peace.
Feb 26, 2020 09:07 (IST)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to the family of the injured Shahdara DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) Amit Sharma and inquired about his health, news agency ANI quoted as saying. 
Feb 26, 2020 08:58 (IST)
Latest visuals of Northeast Delhi

Latest visuals from Maujpur, Seelampur and Gokulpuri, some of the Northeast Delhi areas where violence has been ongoing. Many security personnel have been deployed here.
Feb 26, 2020 08:56 (IST)
Death Toll Rises to 17

The number of deaths in the unprecedented violence in Delhi since Sunday has risen to 17. Stone-throwing between rival groups, arson and vandalism on Tuesday marked unrelenting violence over citizenship law protests for more than 24 hours in northeast Delhi. Over 150 people have been injured in the clashes.
Feb 26, 2020 08:45 (IST)
Delhi is Burning, says Manish Tiwari

Condemning the violence which is taking place at Northeast Delhi since last Sunday, MP Manish Tiwari said on the day that US President Donald Trump was in Delhi, it was burning and "people were butchered".
Feb 26, 2020 08:30 (IST)
US lawmakers express concern over Delhi violence

The violence over the amended citizenship act in India's capital New Delhi drew sharp reactions from US lawmakers with the mainstream media prominently reporting it along with the just-concluded visit of President Donald Trump. Reacting to the violence that has claimed at least 13 lives in the past a couple of days, US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said the "deadly surge of religious intolerance in India is horrifying". "Democracies should not tolerate division and discrimination or promote laws that undermine religious freedom," she said in a tweet, adding that the "world is watching".
Feb 26, 2020 08:10 (IST)
CBSE postpones board exams in Northeast Delhi

The CBSE, in response to fears of students, has postponed Board exams scheduled for Wednesday in parts of northeast Delhi. These include two in English Literature for Class X and three in Media and Web Applications for Class XII. Meanwhile, the Delhi government has ordered all private and government schools to remain closed.

Feb 26, 2020 07:43 (IST)
Police disperse people who had gathered outside Arvind Kejriwal's house

Police disperse the people who had gathered outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence demanding action against Delhi Violence and seeking restoration of peace.
Feb 26, 2020 07:42 (IST)
Amit Shah holds third meeting in 24 hours

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who oversees law and order in Delhi, held his third meeting within 24 hours over violence in the northeastern part of the national capital. The meeting was also attended by Indian Police Service (IPS) officer SN Srivastava, who was appointed as the special police commissioner on Tuesday. The meeting came hours after Mr Shah discussed the law and order situation with Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik, Congress leader Subhash Chopra, BJP's Manoj Tiwari and Ramvir Bidhuri. In the meeting, Mr Shah had urged the leaders to rise above politics to tackle the situation, news agency ANI reported.
Feb 26, 2020 07:40 (IST)
No mosque damaged in Delhi's Ashok Vihar: Police

"Some false information/news item has been circulating regarding damage to a mosque in Ashok Vihar area. It is to clarify that no such incident has taken place in the area of Ashok Vihar. Please do not spread false information," the Deputy Commissioner of Police of North West district said.
Feb 26, 2020 07:40 (IST)
Ghulam Nabi Azad condemns Delhi violence

"Delhi's condition is extremely bad. It is saddening as it is India's capital. I regret that the government is not taking paying attention to it. Steps should have been taken within a few hours only but it has been two days and no the situation is getting worse," Mr Azad told news agency ANI.
Feb 26, 2020 07:39 (IST)
Indian Union Muslim League MP writes to Amit Shah, Arvind Kejriwal, seeks steps to maintain peace in Delhi

Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) Lok Sabha member PK Kunhalikutty on Tuesday wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the violence in North-East Delhi areas and requested them to take steps so that peace and brotherhood is maintained in the city. "It is a matter of severe anguish and utter distress that Delhi is burning where the law and order is under the direct control of the Central government. It is more worrying that the peaceful protestors against the CAA were reportedly attacked brutally by a mob in the presence of police force," Mr Kunhalikutty wrote in the letter to Home Minister Amit Shah.
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