This Article is From Feb 28, 2020

Delhi Violence Highlights: Situation Normal, No Fresh Incident Today, Say Cops

North East Delhi Violence: Northeast Delhi remains on the edge this morning with 35 dead and over 200 injured after four straight days of clashes over the citizenship law.

Delhi Violence Highlights: Situation Normal, No Fresh Incident Today, Say Cops

Delhi violence: Several areas in northeast Delhi witnessed large scale violence.

New Delhi:

No major incident was reported from the violence-hit northeast Delhi in the last 36 hours, the Home Ministry said.

Home Minister Amit Shah has appealed to citizens to not believe in rumours and fall prey of evil traps of miscreants.

Mr Shah held a review meeting to take stock of prevailing law and order situation in Delhi given the violence that engulfed the North-East district of the national capital.

The meeting was attended by Home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, CP Delhi Amulya Patnaik, and Special CP, Law and Order SN Shrivastava.

According to the ministry, no major untoward incident has been reported in the last 36 hours in any police station of North-East Delhi.

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 will be relaxed for a total of 10 hours tomorrow given the improvement of the situation.

"So far, 48 FIRs, pertaining to clashes, loss of lives/property, etc., have already been registered and further FIRs would be registered in due course. Police has detained/arrested 514 suspects for questioning so far. Further arrests would be effected in the course of the investigation," Home Ministry said.

Thirty-eight persons have lost their lives in Delhi violence since February 24. Clashes took place between two opposing factions over the newly-amended Citizenship Act.

Here are the Highlights of the northeast Delhi violence:

Feb 27, 2020 23:36 (IST)
Delhi Violence: IB Officer Ankit Sharma Who Was Stabbed To Death Cremated In Muzaffarnagar
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Ankit Sharma, who died during the Delhi violence, was cremated in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar today, as thousands of people gathered to pay tribute to the officer in his native village Etawah.

Mr Sharma's body was recovered from North-East Delhi's Chand Bagh area in Delhi on Wednesday. His father Ravinder Kumar had earlier said that his son was attacked while he was returning home from work.

Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan attended the last rites of Ankit Sharma.
Feb 27, 2020 22:52 (IST)
So far 48 FIRs: Ministry of Home Affairs

Feb 27, 2020 22:50 (IST)
Tahir Hussain Suspended from AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party councillor Tahir Hussain has been suspended from primary membership of party till completion of the investigation.
Feb 27, 2020 20:19 (IST)
Special Investigation Team constituted

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted under Delhi Police Crime Branch and all the FIRs have been transferred to the SIT.
Feb 27, 2020 20:17 (IST)
Police seals factory belonging to AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain

Feb 27, 2020 20:16 (IST)
Feb 27, 2020 20:15 (IST)
Delhi Waqf Board to set up relief camps, distribute ration kit

The Delhi Waqf Board will set up relief camps in violence-hit areas of the city and distribute ration kits in the affected areas, a member of the Board Himal Akhtar said.

As directed by Delhi Waqf Board chairman Amanatullah Khan, the relief camps will be set up in northeast Delhi areas that were affected by the violence. Distribution of milk and biscuits for children and ration kits have also started, Mr Akhtar said.
Feb 27, 2020 20:13 (IST)
Situation is normal, No incident of violence today: Cops

Delhi Police PRO, MS Randhawa said the situation in violence-hit northeast Delhi is normal and no incident of clashes was reported today.

"Forty-eight First Information Report has been registered today and more FIRs are being registered," Mr Randhawa said.

"Three hundred fifty Aman committee meetings have been held so far," he added.

Feb 27, 2020 19:51 (IST)
Kapil Mishra defends his allegedly inciting remarks

BJP leader Kapil Mishra said there is nothing inciting is his statement and had just requested for the road to be cleared.
Feb 27, 2020 19:48 (IST)
Feb 27, 2020 19:46 (IST)
Kapil Mishra puts blame on AAP for death of Ankit Sharma

BJP leader Kapil Mishra, whose pro-citizenship rally in northeast Delhi's Maujpur on Sunday afternoon has been accused of inciting violence, accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of involvement in the death of Intelligence Bureau (IB) employee Ankit Sharma.
Feb 27, 2020 19:14 (IST)
113 companies of Central Armed Police Force on ground zero

A total of 113 companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and Delhi Police are deployed in the strife-torn areas of the national capital to maintain law and order, the Union Home Ministry said.
Feb 27, 2020 19:06 (IST)
Gurudwaras open relief camps, organise langars

The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) organized relief camps for victims in the violence-hit areas of northeast Delhi. .
Feb 27, 2020 18:41 (IST)
Drones Monitoring Situation In Violence-Hit Areas

The camera drones pressed into service by the police and security forces in the violence-affected neighbourhoods of east Delhi have been playing a crucial role in checking any further escalation in tension, news agency IANS reported.

According to sources, the local residents are also assisting the security forces in their bid to maintain peace by providing information on "suspicious elements and movements".

Feb 27, 2020 18:33 (IST)
Delhi Police Special Commissioner SN Srivastava visits Chand Bagh
Delhi Police Special Commissioner SN Srivastava on Thursday visited Chand Bagh, one of the worst violence-hit areas, to see the destruction caused by protestors and talk to the area residents.

Talking to Mr Srivastava, the area residents put forth a charter of demands on which he assured of swift action and cooperation.

The residents complained of delay in police action during the violence and also demanded deployment of more police in their area.

Feb 27, 2020 18:30 (IST)
CRPF personnel donate blood at GTB Hospital
Nearly three dozen Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have donated blood at the GTB Hospital in Dehi to supplement its bank in view of the injured in the Delhi violence being admitted to the facility, officials said.

They said a contingent of 50 personnel of the paramilitary were sent to the hospital on Tuesday, of whom 34 donated blood while the rest were asked to remain on standby, news agency PTI reported.
Feb 27, 2020 17:26 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal announces compensation for victims

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a number of compensation schemes for those affected in the violence. he said that the Delhi government will bear the expenses of treatment of those injured in the violence.

"Delhi government will give Rs 10 lakh to families of those killed in violence, Rs 5 lakh to those seriously injured," Mr Kejriwal said in a press conference.

He further said Delhi government will set up special camps for people to get documents burnt during arson, violence.

Feb 27, 2020 17:11 (IST)
India slams OIC statement over Delhi violence

Centre hit out at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for its statement on Delhi violence, saying the remarks are factually inaccurate and misleading.

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also urged bodies like the OIC not to make irresponsible statements at this sensitive time.

"We urge these bodies not to indulge in irresponsible statements at this sensitive time," he said.
The OIC has condemned the violence in Delhi and alleged discrimination against Muslims.

Feb 27, 2020 17:08 (IST)
US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs condoled deaths of people in Delhi

The US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs condoled the deaths of people in Delhi.

Feb 27, 2020 16:59 (IST)
Security forces hold flag march in Khajoori Khaas

Security forces hold flag march in Khajoori Khaas area of violence-affected North East district, news agency ANI reported. 

Feb 27, 2020 16:58 (IST)
Additional Commissioner of Police Central MS Randhawa holds meet
Additional Commissioner of Police Central MS Randhawa holds a meeting with Aman Committee of old Delhi. Delhi Minister and local MLA Imran Hussain is also present.
Feb 27, 2020 16:55 (IST)
Special Commissioner (Law and Order) SN Shrivastava interacts with locals of Khajoori Khaas

Special Commissioner (Law and Order) SN Shrivastava interacts with locals of violence-hit Khajoori Khaas in northeast Delhi.
"I've come here to assure people that we're with them and for their welfare. People here have responded positively and assured that they'll work together through Aman Committees to bring back the feeling of brotherhood".

Feb 27, 2020 15:47 (IST)
CBSE postpones exams

In the violence-hit northeast Delhi, Central Board Of Secondary Education postpones Class 10 and 12 exams scheduled on February 28 and 29.

CBSE further said that no there would be no change in exam schedule of class 10 and 12 across Delhi from March 2, news agency PTI reported.

Feb 27, 2020 15:06 (IST)
Death count Rises to 35

 With northeast Delhi on the edge with 35 dead and over 200 injured after four straight days of brutal violence over the citizenship law, 130 people have been arrested so far. 
Feb 27, 2020 14:56 (IST)
Centre, Cops Ask For More Time For Action On Hate Speeches

The central government and Delhi Police today asked high court for more time to file First Information Reports (FIRs) for hate speeches that allegedly incited violence in the national capital, triggering clashes over controversial citizenship law that killed at least 35 and injured over 200 this week. On Wednesday, a furious high court had told Delhi Police that there should be no delay in registering FIRs over alleged hate speeches, urging the cops to "seriously consider consequences".
Feb 27, 2020 14:48 (IST)
Delhi clashes: UN chief ''very saddened'' by casualties in Delhi violence

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is "very saddened" by the casualties in the communal clashes in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law and calls for maximum restraint for violence to be avoided, his spokesperson said. Communal violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in northeast Delhi killed at least 34 people and left over 200 injured till Thursday as police struggled to check the rioters who ran amok on streets, burning and looting shops, pelting stones and thrashing people.
Feb 27, 2020 14:33 (IST)
Delhi violence: What lawyers told transferred judge in last hearing at Delhi High Court

 Justice S Muralidhar, whose transfer on a day he raised sharp questions on the Delhi violence case has set up a huge controversy, today announced his "last judicial act" in the Delhi High Court during a hearing. "That was my last judicial act as a judge of this court," Justice Muralidhar said as he finished pronouncing his judgement on a case Several young lawyers praised him in return. "You are an inspiration," said the lawyers during the hearing in Court No. 38 of the Delhi High Court.
Feb 27, 2020 13:36 (IST)
Delhi Woman trapped as mob set Her home on fire, choked to death

An 85-year-old woman is among those who died in the brutal violence that has engulfed northeast Delhi over citizenship law protests since Sunday. 34 people have died and over 200 injured after four straight days of violence that saw vandalism, arson and stone-throwing. Akbari was trapped inside her home in the neighbourhood of Gamri Extension after a mob set it on fire on Tuesday morning. Her son told NDTV that his mother was on the third floor of their home when her four grandchildren saw that a mob was approaching their home to set it ablaze.
Feb 27, 2020 12:57 (IST)
Delhi Violence: Sonia Gandhi meets President

Home Minister Amit Shah should be sacked for "abdicating" his duties and both the centre and Arvind Kejriwal's government in Delhi had been "mute spectators" to the clashes that had claimed 32 lives, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said today after meeting the President along with a party delegation. "We urged the President to use his power to protect Rajdharma," former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, condemning the violence in which over 200 have been injured. Sonia Gandhi, targeting both the ruling BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), said: "The centre and the newly-elected Delhi government were mute spectators to the violence."
Feb 27, 2020 12:41 (IST)
Mayawati condemns Delhi violence, demands inquiry

Calling the violence in North-East Delhi, where 20 people have lost their lives, "unfortunate" and "condemnable", Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati urged the Central government "to conduct a high-level inquiry into the matter" and "punish those found guilty". "People losing life and property being damaged in Delhi from the past few days due to violence is very unfortunate and condemnable. 
Feb 27, 2020 11:59 (IST)
Delhi Clashes: Death count Rises to 34
Northeast Delhi remains on the edge this morning with 34 dead and over 200 injured after four straight days of clashes over the citizenship law.
Feb 27, 2020 11:57 (IST)
Action against people found guilty: AAP on Tahir Tahir Hussai

Sanjay Singh said --"From the very first day, AAP has been saying that any person, be it from any party or religion,action must be taken against them if guilty," ANI reported.
Feb 27, 2020 10:16 (IST)
Death count Rises to 32
Northeast Delhi remains on the edge this morning with 30 dead and over 200 injured after four straight days of clashes over the citizenship law. Reports of arson and unrest emerged from northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura, Maujpur and Karawal Nagar areas late on Wednesday.
Feb 27, 2020 09:38 (IST)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a shot at the central government this morning as he made a comment on the transfer of Justice S Muralidhar, the third highest judge of the Delhi High Court, to the Punjab and Haryana High Court, on Wednesday. The transfer order came on a day when Justice Muralidhar made some sharp observations in the high court amid violence in parts of Delhi over controversial citizenship law that has killed at least 32 people this week. "Remembering the brave Judge Loya, who wasn't transferred," the 49-year-old Congress leader tweeted, referring to Justice BH Loya, whose death in 2014, while he was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case in which Amit Shah was an accused, became a huge political controversy.
Feb 27, 2020 09:34 (IST)
Muralidhar's Transfer 'Shameful', says Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra criticised the late-night transfer of Justice Muralidhar, the third-highest judge of the Delhi High Court.
Feb 27, 2020 09:25 (IST)
Delhi Violence: Latest Visuals from Northeast Delhi

These are the latest visuals from various areas of Northeast Delhi that have been reeling under communal riots, ANI reports. Heavy security personnel have been deployed in these areas.
Feb 27, 2020 09:25 (IST)
Latest Visuals from Northeast Delhi

These are the latest visuals from various areas of Northeast Delhi that have been reeling under communal riots, ANI reports. Heavy security personnel have been deployed in these areas.
Feb 27, 2020 09:23 (IST)
Judge hearing Delhi violence case transferred

Delhi High Court judge Justice S Muralidhar, who on Wednesday grilled the centre, the state government and the Delhi Police over the violence in the national capital that left 28 dead and over 200 injured, has been transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The notification on the transfer of Justice Muralidhar, the third-highest judge of the Delhi High Court, was issued on Wednesday night by the central government, about two weeks after it was recommended by the Supreme Court collegium on February 12.
Feb 27, 2020 08:58 (IST)
"Failure Of Leadership": Bernie Sanders On Trump Response To Delhi Clashes

A day after US lawmakers reacted sharply to the violence in the Indian capital, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Washington accused US President Donald Trump of failing on the issue of human rights. Slamming the US president, Bernie Sanders said Trump's statement regarding the violence in New Delhi during his India visit was a "failure of leadership". Asked about incidents of violence during his India visit, the US president had said, "As far as the individual attacks, I heard about it, but I didn't discuss that with him (Modi). That''s up to India."
Feb 27, 2020 08:47 (IST)
Death count Rises to 28

1 more death at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital in Delhi, taking the total deaths to 28 in the city, including 2 deaths at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital. 
Feb 27, 2020 08:22 (IST)
Fresh violence was reported on Wednesday morning with incidents of arson and stone throwing taking place. A battery shop was set on fire in Bhajanpura; the shop was vandalised and burnt batteries were strewn on the road, according to news agency PTI. A flag march was conducted there and in the Khajuri Khas area. Large gatherings in northeast Delhi continue to be banned under Section 144, but appear to have little effect. Police have refused to confirm the issue of "shoot on sight" orders.
Feb 27, 2020 08:22 (IST)
Violence in Delhi: Sonia Gandhi demands Amit Shah's Resignation

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi launched a broadside at Amit Shah, demanding he take responsibility and resign. Mrs Gandhi also took aim at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing both governments of not taking adequate steps to control the situation when it broke on Sunday. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, also hit out at the BJP, describing its silence on hate speeches by its leaders as "shameful". South superstar Rajinikanth also lashed out, describing the violence as a result of "intelligence failure".
Feb 27, 2020 08:17 (IST)
Delhi clashes: PM appeals for peace

PM Modi, making his first official statement since violence erupted on Sunday, said he had held "an extensive review of the situation (and) police and other agencies are working to ensure peace and normalcy". Calling for calm, he tweeted: "Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers to maintain peace and brotherhood. It is important that calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest."
Feb 27, 2020 08:15 (IST)
Delhi violence: Ajit Doval made a second visit to violence-hit areas

NSA Ajit Doval, who has been tasked with restoring law and order in the national capital, made a second visit to violence-hit areas this evening. Mr Doval, who walked with a convoy of police officials in Jafrabad, one of the worst-hit areas, told reporters: "Inshallah, there will be peace here". Shortly before that he was confronted by a young girl who made an emotional appeal for help. "I give you my word," he told her. The decision to rope in Mr Doval has raised eyebrows given Delhi Police reports to Amit Shah.
Feb 27, 2020 08:15 (IST)
27 killed in Delhi violence

At least 27 have died and over 200 have been injured after four straight days of clashes over the citizen on Wednesday issued a sharp reprimand to Delhi Police, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first public statement, calling for "peace and brotherhood".