Delhi Violence, CAA-NRC Protest Live: Opposition spreading lies, CAA will not strip any minority of citizenship, says Amit Shah

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Updated:Feb 28, 2020 5:08:30 pm

Delhi Violence Over CAA Protest Live, Delhi Riots Live Updates: L-G Anil Baijal on Friday visited the riot-hit areas in Northeast Delhi to take stock of situation.

Amit Shah says opposition spreading lies over CAA.

Violence in Delhi, Delhi CAA Violence Live News: Delhi L-G Anil Baijal on Friday visited riot-affected areas in Northeast Delhi to take stock of situation. The visit comes four days after the violence that left 42 dead. He met locals and appealed for peace and harmony. Meanwhile, the Home Ministry said that no major incident was reported from violence-hit Northeast Delhi in the last 36 hours. The state was issued after Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation. The Ministry has proposed partial withdrawal of prohibitory orders on Friday as Northeast Delhi limps back to normalcy. The MHA said that as many as 514 suspects were either arrested or detained for questioning and further arrests would be made in the course of investigation. Meanwhile, the situation remains tense in most parts of the northeast Delhi that witnessed the worst riots in more than three decades.

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    17:00 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Opposition spreading lies on CAA: Amit Shah

    Amit Shah also lashed out at the opposition parties for spreading misinformation over the Citizenship Amendment Act. He said, 'CAA is a law that grants citizenship,' he said. He added that not a single Indian will be stripped of the Indian citizenship.

    16:59 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Amit Shah at Bhubaneswar rally: Integrated Kashmir by scrapping Article 370

    Addressing a rally in Bhubaneswar, Amit Shah rakes up the issue of Article 370. He said that Modi government scrapped Article 370 from Kashmir soon after forming the government. "We integrated Kashmir by scrapping Article 370," he said.

    16:53 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Salman Khurshid on Delhi violence

    Congress leader Salman Khurshid said, "I think right now adding to the fire by screaming at each other is frankly not the answer. First responsibility is to bring about human aid and make sure that wherever there is fire, it is doused quickly and effectively as possible."

    16:33 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Mayawati seeks judicial probe into Delhi clashes

    BSP president Mayawati wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding a high-level judicial probe monitored by a Supreme Court judge into the violent clashes in Delhi.

    16:27 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Police officers meet clerics in Northeast Delhi

    Police officers meet clerics of different mosques of Kardam Puri and Kabir Nagar areas of Northeast Delhi, as a part of the confidence-building measure.

    16:21 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Mamata Banerjee speaks on Congress' demand for Amit Shah's ouster

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said what happened in Delhi is very sad. "It should not have happened. Police personnel and an IB officer lost their lives along with several people. The victims' families should be given help and peace should return," she said. When she was asked about Congress' demand for Amit Shah's ouster, she said, "Right now, the problem should be solved, political discussions can take place later."

    15:40 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi HC asks police to ensure safety of board exam centers

    Delhi High Court seeks response of Delhi Police and directs to ensure that board exam centers are given proper security in the violence-affected Northeast Delhi. Court also directs that exam centers must be sanitised and police should ensure there is no breach of security. At present the exams scheduled from 2nd March onwards will be held as scheduled, subject to the situation on the ground.

    15:25 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Death toll rises to 42

    Death toll in Delhi violence rises to 42, news agency ANI reported.

    15:22 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    L-G Anil Baijal visits riot-hit areas

    Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal visits violence-affected parts of North East district. 38 people have lost their lives in violence.

    14:27 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Sonia Gandhi deputes 5-member team to visit riot-affected areas

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday deputed a five-member team to visit the riot-affected areas in northeast Delhi and submit a report to her after assessing the situation there. The delegation comprises AICC general Secretary Mukul Wasnik, AICC in-charge Delhi Shaktisinh Gohil, Haryana PCC chief Kumari Selja, Ex-MP Tariq Anwar, and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev.

    14:09 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence: Kapil Sibal slams PM Modi's 'silence'

    Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi woke up after 69 hours and appealed for peace and calm in Delhi. "He should have done it earlier. But Home Minister Amit Shah made no such appeal. The Home Minister should have visited the affected areas," he said.

    13:43 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence: 7,000 paramilitary forces deployed

    Nearly 7,000 paramilitary forces have been deployed in the affected areas of the northeast district since Monday. Hundreds of Delhi police personnel are on the ground to maintain peace.

    13:32 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Tahir Hussain's boss Arvind Kejriwal should be punished: Manoj Tiwari

    Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari slams AAP leader and CM Arvind Kejriwal over violence in the national capital. He tweeted that AAP leader Tahir Hussain's boss Arvind Kejriwal should be punished for killing an IB officer.

    13:12 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Giving importance to all cases, says SN Shrivastana

    Speaking to reporters, newly-appointed Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava said, "The murder of IB staffer Ankit Sharma was gruesome. We are giving equal importance to all the cases."

    13:05 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Northeast Delhi mosques appeal for peace

    Local mosques in northeast Delhi appealed on Friday for maintaining peace and harmony in the riot-hit area. The mosques appealed to people to be united and not fall prey to rumours, urging people to report about suspicious people to the authorities and cooperate with the police.

    12:41 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: Death toll climbs to 39

    The death toll in Delhi's communal violence climbed to 39 on Friday, a Delhi health department official said on Friday. More than 200 people have been injured in the communal clashes that broke out on Sunday. The areas affected include Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura.

    12:21 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on plea seeking FIR against Sonia, Rahul

    The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a notice to Centre seeking its response on a plea demanding an FIR against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, among others, for allegedly delivering hate speeches.

    12:12 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi HC notice to Centre on plea seeking FIR against Owaisi brothers and Waris Pathan

    Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre and others on Hindu Sena plea seeking FIR against AIMIM Akbaruddin Owaisi, Assaduddin Owaisi & Waris Pathan for alleged hate speech. The court also issued notice to Centre on another plea filed by an advocate seeking FIR against social activist Harsh Mander, RJ Sayema,Swara Bhaskar, Amantullah Khan under appropriate IPCs & IT Act and directions to NIA to conduct an investigation into Delhi violence.

    11:55 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Where was Amit Shah when Delhi was burning? asks Shiv Sena

    The Shiv Sena has come down heavily on Home Minister Amit Shah over violence in Delhi that claimed 38 lives. The former BJP ally in its mouthpiece Saamna slammed Shah saying he was seen nowhere when the national capital was burning. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    11:08 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    SN Shrivastava appointed next Delhi Police Commissioner

    Senior IPS officer S N Shrivastava will be the next Delhi police commissioner, MHA official told PTI. Incumbent Amulya Patnaik demits office on Saturday.

    11:04 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    No major incident in northeast Delhi in last 36 hours: MHA

    No major incident was reported from the riot-hit northeast Delhi in the last 36 hours, the Home Ministry said on Thursday night. The ministry issued the statement after Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the situation in the violence-hit parts of the city in a meeting with seniors officials and top police brass.

    10:52 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence Over CAA Protest Live: Kejriwal announces Rs 10 lakh for kin of deceased

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for families of those who died in violence in several parts of Northeast Delhi since Sunday. The government has also decided to extend its Farishtey Scheme to riot victims.

    10:46 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi Riots: Home Ministry proposes withdrawal of prohibitory orders

    The MHA has proposed to lift prohibitory orders under Section 144 for 10 hours on Friday. “Police have detained/arrested 514 suspects for questioning so far. Further arrests would be effected in the course of investigation. Delhi Police has separately set up two SITs for investigating serious offences. Nearly 7,000 central paramilitary forces have been deployed in the affected areas of Northeast district since February 24,” it said.

    10:39 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi CAA Violence Live News: Situation improving in Chand Bagh

    Delhi Police Joint Commissioner OP Mishra in Chand Bagh said situation is normal. "The opening of shops is a sign of normalcy. This process of normalisation in the area started yesterday. Our focus is to assure all citizens residing here is that they must start their normal life now," he said.

    10:39 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    National Commission for Women team to visit Jaffrabad

    A team of the National Commission for Women, including chairperson Rekha Sharma, will visit Jaffrabad on Friday to look into any cases of assault on women during the recent communal violence in northeast Delhi, according to a member.

    10:31 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Amit Shah to address pro-CAA rally in Bhubaneswar today

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address a rally at the Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar on Friday in support of the amended Citizenship Act. The rally comes days after parts of Delhi witnessed widespread violence over the the law.

    10:28 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    No going back on CAA: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said there is no question of going back on the Citizenship Amendment Act, but the government would try to convince people opposing it. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    10:18 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi Police forms two SITs to probe northeast Delhi violence

    The Delhi Police has transferred the northeast Delhi riots probe to the crime branch and the cases will be probed by two Special Investigation Teams . The police have so far filed 48 FIRs. The SITs will be headed by deputy commissioners of police (DCP) Joy Tirkey and Rajesh Deo.

    10:10 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi Riots: Shooter Shahrukh not arrested, reports ANI

    Shahrukh, the man in a red t-shirt who opened fire at police during violence in North East Delhi, has not been arrested, news agency ANI reported. Police sources said that a search operation is underway to nab him.

    10:05 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    AAP suspends councillor Tahir Hussain from primary membership

    The AAP has suspended its councillor Tahir Hussain, who is accused of being involved in the killing of an IB staffer, from the primary membership of the party till the police probe is complete.

    09:59 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Being questioned instead of those talking of dividing country: Kapil Mishra

    BJP leader Kapil Mishra said that he was being questioned for urging anti-CAA protestors to clear road blockades while those talking of "dividing" the country were not. He is accused of making hate speech before communal violence unfolded in northeast Delhi.

    09:58 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: Death toll rises to 38

    At least 38 people have lost their lives and over 200 injured in the communal clashes that broke out in northeast Delhi after violence between supporters of the Citizenship Amendment Act and those opposing it spiralled out of control on Sunday.

    09:54 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Heavy security deployment in Khajoori Khaas, Dayalpur

    Heavy security deployment remains in place in Khajoori Khaas and Dayalpur areas of violence-affected North East district.

    09:53 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Record statements, share footage: Polices tells locals

    Delhi Police on Thursday issued an appeal requesting people, including media persons, to come forward and give their statements and share video footage in connection with the violence in northeast Delhi. Police said witnesses can also contact on mobile numbers -- 8750871221, 8750871227 -- to share information.

    09:50 (IST)28 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence: Latest visuals from Maujpur

    Security personnel deployed in Maujpur area of North East district. 38 people have lost their lives so far.

    Delhi Violence, Delhi Riot News Updates: At least 38 people have lost their lives and more than 200 injured in the violence that unfolded in Maujpur, Jafrabad, Babarpur, Yamuna Vihar, Shiv Vihar, Bhajanpura, Chand Bagh, Ghonda, among other areas in northeast Delhi since Sunday.
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