Delhi Violence: Death toll touches 25; NSA Ajit Doval visits Maujpur area, says ‘situation under control’

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Updated:Feb 27, 2020 11:49:26 am

PM Narendra Modi has made an appeal to the Delhi residents to maintain peace and brotherhood in the national capital.

delhi violence, ajit doval, delhi violence newsNSA Ajit Doval interacting with locals as he visited violence-affected areas of northeast Delhi. (Photo/ANI)

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.

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    21:11 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence: Death toll touches 25

    The death toll in Delhi violence has reached 25 with three more persons succumbing during treatment, Sunil Kumar, Medical Superintendent of Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, said. 

    19:12 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence instigated by external elements: Arvind Kejriwal

    Speaking in the Delhi Assembly, CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the violence in northeast Delhi was instigated by 'external elements'. "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 and Muslims in Delhi never want to fight," news agency ANI quoted Kejriwal, as saying.

    17:43 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence: Situation under control now, says NSA Ajit Doval

    Situation in Northeast Delhi is under control now, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval told reporters after he visiting the area which  witnessed largescale violence in the the last three days.  

    17:19 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence: CBSE postpones tomorrow's exams in North East Delhi

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has postponed exams scheduled for Thursday in North East part of Delhi in the wake of violence. New date of exam will be announced soon. Exams in rest of Delhi will be conducted as per previous schedule. 

    16:48 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence: NSA Ajit Doval visits violence-hit Maujpur

    National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has reached Maujpur area to take stock of the situation. "Situation is totally under control. People are satisfied. I have confidence in law enforcement agencies. Police is doing its work," Doval told reporters as he took a round of the affected area. Meanwhile, Congress leaders and workers took out a peace march over violence which has been continuing in northeast Delhi for the last three days. The peace march concluded at Gandhi Smriti. 

    16:22 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: Death toll touches 22, says GTB hospital

    The death toll in Delhi violence has reached 22, news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) has reported citing GTB Hospital. Meanwhile, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has said the violence in Delhi is a "chilling reminder" of the 2002 Gujarat riots. 

    16:16 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Ajit Doval reaches DCP office, Northeast Delhi

    National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval reaches the office of DCP Northeast. PM Modi has given to National Security Advisor the mandate to restore normalcy in riot-hit northeast Delhi.

    16:13 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Northeast Delhi Violence Live News: Delhi HC Kapil Mishra's speech

    Meanwhile, Delhi High Court inquires about the name of the officer who was seen in BJP leader Kapil Mishra's video clip.

    16:06 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence: Latest visuals from Johripur

    No fresh violence reported in Johripur of North East Delhi on Wednesday. Security personnel are deployed in the area.

    16:03 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi HC on plea seeking Army deployment

    On the plea of deployment of Army in the violence-affected areas, the HC said, "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."

    15:43 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Ajit Doval, tasked with bringing situation under control, briefs CCS

    PM Modi has given to NSA Ajit Doval the mandate to restore normalcy in riot-hit northeast Delhi. Doval on Wednesday morning briefed the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Modi. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    15:24 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi Police Head Constable Rattan Lal's last rites performed

    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 February 24.

    15:21 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi HC asks SG to advice police on lodging of FIRs against 'hate speeches' by BJP leaders

    The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to advice the police commissioner on lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders in connection with the CAA violence.

    15:20 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi HC directs to set up helplines for victims

    Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court directed to set up helplines for immediate help for victims, private ambulances to be provided for safe passage of victims. Court also directs set up of shelters for rehabilitation along with basic facilities.

    15:19 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Very unfortunate, says Delhi HC on killing of IB officer

    Delhi High Court has expressesed concern over body an IB officer found in north-east Delhi. Court says it is "very unfortunate". Court also asks the highest functionaries in state and central government to personally meet the victims and their families.

    15:18 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Cannot allow another 1984 in Delhi: HC

    Delhi High Court said that it can't allow another 1984-like massacre in the national capital. "We cannot let another 1984 happen in this country; Not under the watch of this court," the HC said.

    14:31 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Kapil Mishra's speech 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". "What BJP leader Kapil Mishra has said is shameful and the government not doing anything is even more shameful," she said.

    14:26 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    AAP leader Sanjay Singh attacks Delhi Police

    AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Wednesday attacked the Delhi Police for allegedly failing to contain the violence in northeast Delhi and asked why the borders areas were not sealed despite Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's requests. He claimed that law and order situation in the city has "deteriorated" after Amit Shah took over as the Union Home Minister.

    14:16 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Maintain peace and brotherhood: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made an appeal to the people of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood in the national capital that is in the grip of violence for the last four days. "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," he tweeted.

    13:50 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Violence in Delhi colossal failure of Delhi Police: Chidambaram

    Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday described the violence in Delhi as a colossal failure of Delhi Police. At least 20 people have been killed and hundreds injured in communal clashes in northeast Delhi over the last three days.

    13:48 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Normalcy in North East district: Delhi Police Commissioner

    Delhi Commissioner of Police, Amulya Patnaik said that normalcy has returned in North East district to a large extent, senior officers are on rounds, extra forces have been given and lot of confidence building measures are being taken. Things being brought back to normal.

    13:43 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence News: Police officials meet Aman Committee in Shahdara

    Delhi Police officials hold meeting with Aman Committee in Usmanpur area of Shahdara.

    13:41 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    IB Officer Ankit Sharma's body found in Chand Bagh area

    Meanwhile, news agency ANI reported that body of Intelligence Bureau Officer Ankit Sharma found in North East district's Chand Bagh area today.

    13:40 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    CM Kejriwal equally responsible: Sonia Gandhi

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi also slammed Delhi government headed by Arvind Kejriwal. She said, "CM and Delhi government are equally responsible for not activating the administration to reach out to the people to maintain peace and harmony. It is the collective failure of both governments that have resulted in a great tragedy in the capital city."

    13:37 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Sonia Gandhi slams Delhi Police over inaction

    The Congress party alleged that Delhi Police has remained paralysed in the last 72 hours, around 18 lives have been lost so far, including a head constable, and hundreds are in hospital, many with gunshot injuries. Violence continues unabated on the streets of North East Delhi.

    13:34 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Conspiracy behind violence in Delhi: Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi said there is a conspiracy behind the violence, country also saw this during Delhi elections. "Many BJP leaders made inciting comments creating an atmosphere of fear and hatred," she said.

    13:32 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Congress defers march to Rashtrapati Bhavan

    The Congress party has deferred its march to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the President has communicated that he is unavailable and has given us time tomorrow. Upholding the respect for his high office, we have deferred the march for tomorrow.

    13:26 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Sonia Gandhi demands Amit Shah's resignation

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that the Centre and the Union Home Minister is responsible for the present situation in Delhi. "The Union Home Minister should resign," she said.

    13:19 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    BJP leaders' hate speech behind violence: Sonia Gandhi

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wendesday blamed BJP leaders' hate speeches or violence in Delhi. Addressing the media, Sonia didn't take the name of BJP leader but made a reference to his remarks to say the saffron party leaders are resposible for violence.

    13:14 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Lack of professionalism on part of police: SC

    On the issue of Delhi violence, Supreme Court Justice KM Joseph said there was lack of professionalism on part of police. He gives example of police in US and UK and said that force has to act professionally as per law if something goes wrong.

    13:12 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence Live News: Police shares contact numbers of personnel at city hospitals

    The Delhi police has shared contact numbers of police personnel who are at various hospitals for those desirous of seeking information on victims admitted following communal violence in the northeast part of the national capital.

    At Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Sub-Inspector Gajender Singh can be contacted on 9818120026 for details.

    Sub-Inspector Yogender Singh can be reached at 7982756328 for details of victims in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital and Maulana Azad Hospital.

    Sub-Inspector Devender Singh is stationed at RML Hospital and can be contacted at 9818313342 to seek information.

    Assistant Sub-Inspector Narender Rana can be reached on 9868738042 for those admitted at Al-Hind Hospital.

    13:10 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: Mayawati demands high-level inquiry

    BSP president Mayawati on Wednesday condemned the violent clashes in Delhi and demanded a high-level inquiry into it. "The loss of life and property in some areas of Delhi in incidents of violence, disturbance and arson in the past few days is very sad and very condemnable. The Central and Delhi governments should take it seriously and get a high-level inquiry conducted into it and take strict action against all the culprits and those who were negligent. This is the demand of the BSP," she said in a tweet in Hindi.

    12:58 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Shiv Sena slams Centre over violence in Delhi

    Shiv Sena has alleged that violence in Delhi is akin to a “horror film” depicting the grim reality of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ lamented that Trump was welcomed in Delhi while there was bloodbath on the streets. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    12:45 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi Riots: Death toll in northeast Delhi violence rises to 20

    The death toll in northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law rose to 20 on Wednesday, according to GTB Hospital authorities. On Tuesday, the death toll was 13. "The death toll has risen to 20 today," Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital, Sunil Kumar, said.

    12:21 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence Live News

    On Tuesday evening, a stampede-like situation occurred in Laxmi Nagar around over rumours of gunshots being fired in nearby Khureji Khas, which has been an anti-CAA protest site and witnessed violence in last two days. Several shops pulled down their shutters.

    12:16 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Violence in Delhi Live Coverage: SC raps Delhi Police

    Justice KM Joseph in Supreme Court today expressed his displeasure over the way the police have acted. He said "you (police) have to act immediately to handle the situation", ANI reported.

    12:11 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Shaheen Bagh hearing: SC hearing on March 23

    Supreme Court fixes the Shaheen Bagh matter for further hearing to March 23. The court was hearing pleas seeking removal of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh area.

    12:10 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi Riots: Latest visuals from Gokulpuri area

    Meanwhile, a team of Fire Department has doused the flames and carrying out cooling operation at the tyre market in Gokulpuri area. The market was set ablaze on February 24.

    12:08 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence news: Police flag-march in Johripur

    Security personnel hold flag-march in Johripur area. Special Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) SN Shrivastava and Special Commissioner of Police (Crime), Satish Golcha also inspected the Jafrabad area. SN Shrivastava was appointed as Special CP, yesterday.

    12:07 (IST)26 Feb 2020
    Massive security deployment in northeast Delhi

    IPS officer SN Shrivastava was appointed as the new Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Law and Order) after the Union Home Ministry repatriated him from the CRPF on Tuesday night. A PTI report said that 67 companies of police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed across the area.

    Delhi Police at the violence site near Mauzpur-Babbarpur metro. (Express photo by Amit Mehra)Communal violence over the amended citizenship law erupted in northeast Delhi earlier this week when pro and anti protesters clashed with each other. At least 13 people have lost their lives and over 200 have been injured. Rioters who ran amok on streets, set ablaze shops, pelted stones and thrashed people.
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