North East Delhi CAA-NRC Protest, Curfew in Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made an appeal to the people of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood. The PM said he has reviewed the situation and police and other agencies are on the ground to restore normalcy. The death toll in the violence has reached 25 with three more people succumbing today during treatment at GTB Hospital, news agency ANI reported citing Sunil Kumar, Medical Superintendent of the hospital.
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NSA Ajit Doval visited Maujpur area in the evening to take stock of the situation. Doval interacted with locals and asked them to maintain peace and harmony in the locality. “Situation is totally under control now,” he told reporters. Meanwhile, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has demanded resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah for failing to control the situation in Delhi. Addressing the media, she said that the Central government and Home Ministry are responsible for the loss of lives in the national capital. “The Centre and the Union Home Minister is responsible for the present situation in Delhi. The Union Home Minister should resign,” she said. She also blamed the provocative remarks made by BJP leaders for the unrest. She alleged that there is a conspiracy behind the violence and the country also saw this during Delhi elections. “Many BJP leaders made inciting comments creating an atmosphere of fear and hatred,” she said. Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the city police was unable to control the situation in the national capital and Army should be deployed. “I have been in touch wid large no of people whole nite. Situation alarming. Police, despite all its efforts, unable to control situation and instil confidence. Army shud be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately. Am writing to Hon’ble HM to this effect,” he tweeted.