North East Delhi Clashes Updates: Amit Shah Holds Third Meeting In 24 Hours, Section 144 Imposed In Some Areas

Northeast Delhi Violence: All internal examinations in government and private schools in violence-hit northeast Delhi have been cancelled and all schools will remain closed on Tuesday.

North East Delhi Clashes Updates: Amit Shah Holds Third Meeting In 24 Hours, Section 144 Imposed In Some Areas

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

New Delhi:

Thirteen people have been killed and more than 150 - including a child - injured as armed mobs rampaged through parts of northeast Delhi for a third consecutive day today, looting and burning buildings and vehicles as the government hosts US President Donald Trump and his family only 15 kilometres away.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, whose department said on Monday evening that the situation is under control, chaired a meeting with Delhi Police officials late this evening – his third in 24 hours – as the government tries to combat the violence and restore law and order in affected areas.
Mr Shah, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Police have all issued appeals for peace.

Here are the live updates of the situation in northeast Delhi:

Feb 26, 2020 05:43 (IST)
Protesters At Arvind Kejriwal's Residence, Seek Action Against Delhi Violence
Feb 26, 2020 05:03 (IST)
Harsh Vardhan, Manoj Tiwari visit Delhi violence injured at GTB Hospital
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday visited Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital to review the condition of people injured in violence. 

"I visited different departments as people have suffered injuries in different parts of the body. Some have them on the chest while some on the abdomen. You can say their condition is critical but doctors are trying their best. Preliminary treatments have been done. Some patients also underwent operations," Mr Vardhan said.
Feb 26, 2020 03:30 (IST)
Protests in Tamil Nadu
Feb 26, 2020 02:42 (IST)
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan visited Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital
Feb 26, 2020 02:04 (IST)
Feb 26, 2020 01:29 (IST)
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval reaches Seelampur, reviews situation in the area
Feb 26, 2020 01:20 (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.
Feb 26, 2020 01:09 (IST)
Ghulam Nabi Azad condemns Delhi violence, says Centre is not paying attention to it
"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 01:04 (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 00:57 (IST)
Feb 26, 2020 00:41 (IST)
Protesters have left the Jaffarabad metro station: Delhi Police Special Commissioner Satish Golcha
Feb 26, 2020 00:11 (IST)
Amit Shah holds third meeting in 24 hours

Feb 25, 2020 22:45 (IST)
Siddaramaiah blames BJP's Kapil Mishra for violence

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah blames BJP's Kapil Mishra for Delhi violence

Feb 25, 2020 21:21 (IST)
Roads that lead to Ghaziabad from north east Delhi have been sealed

Feb 25, 2020 21:19 (IST)
Jaffrabad road has been cleared: Delhi Police

Delhi police said that the Jaffrabad road has been cleared.

Area around Jaffrabad has been witnessing protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) since last three days.

Feb 25, 2020 21:06 (IST)
Schools to remain closed tomorrow: Manish Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said that schools will remain closed tomorrow and all the home examinations have been postponed.

"I have requested CBSE to postpone Wednesday's board exam in view of violence in parts of Delhi," he added.


Feb 25, 2020 19:51 (IST)
Police issues new traffic advisory

Delhi Traffic Police said Shahdara towards Apsara Border traffic movement has been closed and traffic has been diverted towards Surya Nagar, news agency ANI reported.
Feb 25, 2020 19:48 (IST)
Delhi Police: Miscreants will not be spared

Delhi top cop Amulya Patnaik said: Miscreants will not be spared, strict legal action will be taken against them. Sufficient police force, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and senior officials are deployed in the North East district. Section 144 imposed in some areas of the district.

Feb 25, 2020 18:42 (IST)
Heard About Clashes But No Discussion With PM Modi: Trump

US President Donald Trump said that he had heard about violence in Delhi but did not discuss it with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their talks as it is "up to India" to deal with it.

US President also appreciated PM Modi's efforts for ensuring religious freedom in the country.


Feb 25, 2020 18:26 (IST)
Delhi Police PRO DCP MS Randhawan on violence in North East Delhi
  • 56 police personnel, 130 civilians were injured
  • Sufficient force has been deployed
  • Delhi police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Rapid Action Force (RAF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has been deployed. Delhi police has mobilied additional forces.
  • Senior officers are in the control room and on the ground.
  • I want to appeal people of Delhi not to take law into their hands.
  • Miscreants and anti social elements will be tackled sternly.
  • 11 FIRS have been registered.
  • We are keeping a vigil using drones.

Feb 25, 2020 17:24 (IST)
"This madness should end," says Arvind Kejriwal on Delhi clashes as 9 killed, over 100 injured.
Feb 25, 2020 17:14 (IST)

Feb 25, 2020 16:56 (IST)
Update: Number of dead in Delhi Violence rises to 9 including a  Delhi Police head constable.
Feb 25, 2020 16:53 (IST)
Police and Rapid Action Force (RAF) hold flag-march in Khajuri Khaas area of Delhi. They have been deployed in Khajuri Khaas, where violence and arson were reported yesterday. Section 144 has been imposed.

Feb 25, 2020 16:52 (IST)

Feb 25, 2020 16:42 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visits those injured during Delhi Violence in hospital.


Feb 25, 2020 16:35 (IST)
NDTV Reporters Attacked By Armed Mobs During Delhi Violence
Three of NDTV's reporters - and one cameraperson - were assaulted today by armed mobs in northeast Delhi. There were no cops present to prevent the attacks on crews who were doing their jobs.

NDTV Reporters Attacked By Armed Mobs During Delhi Violence
Feb 25, 2020 16:24 (IST)
NDTV reporters assaulted by armed mobs northeast Delhi. 3 reporters and one cameraman attacked.
Feb 25, 2020 16:24 (IST)

Feb 25, 2020 16:23 (IST)
Lt Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal appealed citizens of Delhi to maintain peace, law and order and communal harmony.
Feb 25, 2020 16:00 (IST)
Delhi Cop Who Died In CAA Clashes Was Shot Dead, Autopsy Reveals
Delhi Head Constable Ratan Lal, who was killed in northeast Delhi on Monday during violent protests over the citizenship law, died of gunshot wounds, police sources said today. The 42-year-old officer was killed near Dayalpur Police Station by miscreants around noon, when the violence was at its peak.

Delhi Cop Who Died In CAA Clashes Was Shot Dead, Autopsy Reveals

Feb 25, 2020 16:00 (IST)
Delhi government deploys ambulances with paramedical staff around Maujpur, kardampuri and other North eastern areas.
Feb 25, 2020 15:52 (IST)
Delhi Head Constable Ratan Lal, who was killed in northeast Delhi on Monday during violent protests over the citizenship law, died of gunshot wounds, police sources said.

It was earlier reported that Ratan Lal had been killed in the stone throwing.

Delhi Cop Who Died In CAA Clashes Was Shot Dead, Autopsy Reveals
Feb 25, 2020 15:51 (IST)
"Kapil Mishra's Speech Unacceptable": BJP's Gautam Gambhir On Delhi Violence
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir hit out at party colleague Kapil Mishra's provocative speech on Sunday, a day before large-scale violence broke out in Delhi over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying strict action must be taken against those responsible irrespective of their allegiance.

Feb 25, 2020 15:48 (IST)
Fresh violence erupts in northeast Delhi; Centre says adequate cops on ground

Situation in northeast Delhi continues to be tense with rioters destroying private properties and pro and anti-citizenship law groups throwing stones at each other. ANI reported that traffic restrictions are imposed on road to Karawal Nagar.
Feb 25, 2020 14:49 (IST)
Home ministry rules out calling army, says adequate central forces, cops on ground, say government sources.
Feb 25, 2020 13:47 (IST)
According to Home Ministry sources, A Peace Committee will be formed and it will work with political parties and Delhi Police for better coordination. Home Minister appealed to everyone to maintain peace and cooperate with each other.
Feb 25, 2020 13:00 (IST)
Amit Shah has assured there won't be dearth of police support: Arvind Kejriwal after meeting the Home Minister over Delhi Violence.
Feb 25, 2020 12:59 (IST)
The meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah has now concluded.
Feb 25, 2020 12:25 (IST)
"Cops Not Acting, Waiting For Orders": Arvind Kejriwal On Delhi Clashes
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today called for sealing the city's border in areas that saw violence over the amended citizenship law to prevent "outsiders" from entering the national capital and creating trouble. He said he has got reports that the "police could not do anything" to prevent trouble.

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Feb 25, 2020 12:10 (IST)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is chairing a meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, Congress leader Subhash Chopra, BJP leaders Manoj Tiwari and Rambir Singh Bidhuri and others.

Feb 25, 2020 11:42 (IST)
People Paying Price For Electing "Insensitive Leaders": P Chidambaram On Delhi Violence

People Paying Price For Electing 'Insensitive Leaders': P Chidambaram On Delhi Violence

Speaking about the violence in northeast Delhi, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today alleged that people are paying the price for putting in power "insensitive and shortsighted" leaders.

Feb 25, 2020 11:28 (IST)


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses media on the ongoing situation in Delhi:
  • Appeal to all Delhites to maintain peace.
  • We are worried about the violence in Northeast Delhi. It is very unfortunate
  • Hospitals, fire department instructed to be alert
  • Appeal to temples and mosques in affected areas to maintain peace
  • Have given directions to district magistrate to take out peace march with the police

Feb 25, 2020 11:27 (IST)
"He Was Getting Food For Children": Brother Of Man Dead In Delhi Clashes
As clashes escalated in northeast Delhi on Monday over citizenship law protests, seven people were killed. Among them was a father who had gone to buy food for his children.

'He Was Getting Food For Children': Brother Of Man Dead In Delhi Clashes
Feb 25, 2020 11:21 (IST)

Feb 25, 2020 11:18 (IST)
Entry and exit gates of Mandi House, ITO and Delhi Gate are open: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Feb 25, 2020 11:10 (IST)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Gopa Rai tweeted about the meeting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is holding with the officials and MLAs of the violence-affected areas in Delhi.
Feb 25, 2020 10:54 (IST)
Man Seen Aiming Gun At Unarmed Delhi Cop In Chilling Video Detained
The man who opened fire on Monday during the clashes that took place in northeast Delhi place after protests related to the citizenship law CAA took a violent turn has been identified as a 33-year-old man.

Man Seen Aiming Gun At Unarmed Delhi Cop In Chilling Video Detained
Feb 25, 2020 10:49 (IST)
Seven including policeman killed in clashes in northeast Delhi over citizenship law CAA: Police

A Delhi Police head constable, Ratan Lal, was among the seven killed in the violence that erupted on Monday over the amended citizenship law.
Feb 25, 2020 10:20 (IST)
Home Minister Amit Shah calls meet to discuss situation in Delhi with Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and leaders of political parties.

The home minister has convened a meeting to discuss the current situation in Delhi, a Home Ministry official said.

The move came after the home minister reviewed the law and order situation in the national capital on Monday night as violence rocked Northeast Delhi.
Feb 25, 2020 09:52 (IST)

Feb 25, 2020 09:30 (IST)
Photos from Delhi's Gokulpuri this morning, day after Citizenship Act protesters clashed in northeast Delhi.


Feb 25, 2020 09:16 (IST)
Policeman Killed In Delhi CAA Clashes Was Peace-Loving Father Of 3
Policeman Killed In Delhi CAA Clashes Was Peace-Loving Father Of 3

The death of Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal on Monday during a clash between pro- and anti-CAA groups in east Delhi has shattered his family. What was their father's mistake, his children asked the Commissioner of Police.
Feb 25, 2020 09:12 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called for an urgent meeting of all party MLAs of the violence-hit areas with senior officials. He tweeted:
Feb 25, 2020 09:08 (IST)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah Holds Meeting Over Law And Order Situation In Delhi


Union Home Minister Amit Shah on late Tuesday night held a meeting with senior Delhi Police officers and top Home Ministry officials on the law and order situation in Delhi.

The meeting was held late Monday night after Mr Shah's return from Ahmedabad, where he had attended the ''Namaste Trump'' event addressed by US President Donald Trump.

Mr Shah reviewed the law and order situation in Delhi and directed officials to restore normalcy at the earliest, a Home Ministry official said.

Feb 25, 2020 08:38 (IST)
Fire department officials say getting more calls
While stones are being thrown in several northeast Delhi neighborhoods such as Maujpur, the fire department has been getting more SOS calls.
Feb 25, 2020 08:38 (IST)
3 firefighters injured
Three firefighters have been injured after a group of people set a fire engine ablaze and threw stones at another.
Feb 25, 2020 08:15 (IST)
Delhi Traffic Police helpline
"From forenoon till around 4 pm on 25 February, traffic is likely to remain heavy in the areas of Moti Bagh, Chanakyapuri, India Gate, areas around ITO, Delhi Gate and adjoining areas of central and New Delhi," the traffic police said. "...Citizens may also contact traffic police in its 24x7 helpline No. +91-11-25844444 in case of any inconvenience," it said.
Feb 25, 2020 08:15 (IST)
Delhi traffic advisory
"Owing to security reasons, during the evening hours on 24 February, traffic in areas of Delhi Cantonment, Delhi-Gurgaon Road (NH 48), Dhaula Kuan, Chanakyapuri, SP Marg, RML roundabout, and adjoining areas are likely to remain heavy. Necessary diversions as per the ground situation may also be put in place," the Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.
Feb 25, 2020 08:12 (IST)
Delhi Traffic Police warn of heavy traffic
The Delhi Traffic Police have issued an advisory to commuters to avoid some roads and warned of heavy traffic jams "owing to security reasons". Clashes broke out in northeast Delhi areas on Monday between those who support the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and those who are protesting against the law. US President Donald Trump and his family are also in Delhi.
Feb 25, 2020 08:10 (IST)
Feb 25, 2020 08:09 (IST)
The police deployment was all around the Maujpur-Jaffrabad stretch. At around noon, two smaller groups of anti-CAA protesters and pro-CAA protesters threw stones at each other outside the Maujpur Metro Station which was closed to public. The police fired teargas shells and brought the situation under control.
Feb 25, 2020 08:08 (IST)
Protests at both Jaffrabad and Maujpur continued on Monday.
Feb 25, 2020 08:07 (IST)
In the evening, Mr Mishra also tweeted a video where he is seen next to Deputy Commissioner of Police Northeast Ved Prakash while he issues the threat that his supporters are only waiting till US President Donald Trump's visit and after that they will not listen to even the Delhi Police and will ensure that all roads blocked by anti-CAA protesters are cleared.
Feb 25, 2020 08:06 (IST)
By 4:30 pm, there was a scuffle between pro and anti-CAA protesters that resulted in stone throwing. Police had to fire teargas shells to bring the situation under control.
Feb 25, 2020 08:05 (IST)
On Sunday afternoon, BJP leader Kapil Mishra posted a tweet inviting those supporting the CAA to Maujpur Chowk at 3 pm as an answer to the blockade at Jaffrabad.
Feb 25, 2020 08:05 (IST)
Hundreds of women had been carrying out a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA at the Jaffrabad Metro Station since Saturday night.
Feb 25, 2020 08:05 (IST)
This was the second case of violence in northeast Delhi in the last 24 hours.
Feb 25, 2020 08:04 (IST)
Maujpur in northeast Delhi witnessed large scale violence on Monday when anti and pro-citizenship law protesters got into a scuffle that escalated into stone throwing and vehicles being set on fire. Within a few hours, reports of violence emerged from the nearby areas of Bhajanpura and Chand Bagh too.
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