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The death toll in northeast Delhi violence has jumped to 38 with more deaths reported at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) Hospital and Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital on Thursday, 28 February.
Security forces are conducting flag march in different parts of Northeast Delhi.
Delhi Police spokesperson MS Randhawa said 106 have been arrested and 18 FIRs have been registered in connection with the violence.
Earlier, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval briefed Home Minister Amit Shah on the prevailing law and order situation after visiting the violence-affected areas in northeast Delhi.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed the Delhi Assembly and said “outsiders, anti-social and some politicians” were responsible for the unrest.
- Delhi Police released 2 helpline numbers – 011-22829334, 22829335 – for people to reach out during distress
- Appealing for “peace and brotherhood,” PM Modi broke his silence on the communally-charged violence plaguing northeast Delhi
- The Delhi HC said, “We can’t have another 1984 in Delhi, not under the watch of this court”
- SC adjourned the Shaheen Bagh case till 23 March since pleas on violence in NE Delhi are being heard by the HC
- CBSE on Wednesday postponed exams scheduled for Thursday in northeast Delhi
Internet Services Restored in Aligarh
Mobile internet services have been restored in Aligarh as per the order of District magistrate Chandra Bhushan Singh. It was suspended to maintain law and order situation in the area, reported ANI.
Death Toll in Northeast Delhi Violence Rises to 38
The death toll in northeast Delhi violence has jumped to 38 with more deaths reported at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) Hospital and Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital on Thursday, 28 February.
Security Forces Conduct Flag March in Different Parts of Northeast Delhi
Security forces are conducting flag march in different parts of Northeast Delhi. Earlier, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval briefed Home Minister Amit Shah on the prevailing law and order situation after visiting the violence-affected areas in northeast Delhi.
Delhi Special Commissioner Takes Stock of the Situation in NE Delhi
Delhi Special Commissioner of Police SN Srivastava took stock of the situation in Northeast Delhi. Security has been deployed at various locations in the area.
Jamiat Demands Action Against Kapil Mishra, Cops Present When He Made Inflammatory Remarks
Prominent Muslim body Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Wednesday demanded action against BJP leader Kapil Mishra and the police officers in whose presence he made remarks that allegedly incited violence in Delhi, PTI reported.
Jamiat chief Maulana Arshad Madani said some people want to harm the brotherhood and integrity of the country using religion, but asserted that his organisation will not allow such evil people to succeed in their plans.
"Jamiat has always been an example of Hindu-Muslim unity throughout the country and has worked for humanity and brotherhood," he said.
He said that Jamiat is with every victim's family and will give all possible help to them.
Delhi Violence: Russia Issues Advisory Asking its Citizens to Be Careful
Amid the violence in northeast Delhi, Russia has issued advisory asking its citizens to be careful, avoid large gatherings and violence-hit areas, PTI reported.
US Lawmakers Express Concern Over Delhi Violence
The violence over the amended citizenship act in Delhidrew sharp reactions from US lawmakers with the mainstream media prominently reporting it along with the just-concluded visit of President Donald Trump, PTI reported.
Reacting to the violence, the House Foreign Affairs Committee said its Chairman Eliot Engel was "deeply troubled by the deaths from the communal violence in India." It said the right to protest is a key aspect in democracy, but they must remain peaceful and police must ensure the safety of all.
"I condemn attacks against Muslims in India, and reject violence, bigotry, and religious intolerance. The US State Department should too," Republican lawmaker Don Beyer tweeted.
US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said the "deadly surge of religious intolerance in India is horrifying".
'Sack Delhi CP for His Incompetence & Criminal Negligence': Prashant Kishor
Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Wednesday, 26 February, slammed the Delhi Police for their inaction during the violence in northeast Delhi and urged PM Modi to sack Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik for his "incompetence and criminal negligence."
US Embassy Issues Advisory to its Citizens Over Delhi Violence
The US Embassy has issued advisory asking its citizens to exercise caution, keep a low profile and avoid all areas where demonstrations are taking place in Delhi, PTI reported.
Opposition's Behaviour on CAA Irresponsible: UP CM Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday accused the opposition of irresponsible behaviour over the amended citizenship law, calling it a “sickening effort to tarnish the country's image,” according to PTI.
Yogi reiterated his warning that those damaging public property while protesting against the CAA will pay the government for the losses.
Police Issue Prohibitory Notices to 302 People in Aligarh
The Aligarh Police has issued prohibitory notices to over 300 people, restricting their movement and warning them of action if there is any trouble in the city, which has seen violent clashes over the CAA, PTI reported.
Officials said the “red notices” were issued on Tuesday to 302 people in connection with the violence on Sunday, informing them about restriction on their movement.
The notices have been issued in connection with the violence in Upper Court locality on Sunday evening when women protesters were asked to vacate a sit-in site. The tension spilled over to Monday morning when clashes broke out between the anti-CAA protesters and the police in Jamalpur locality.
Death Toll in Northeast Delhi Violence Rises to 25
The death toll has risen to 25 as three more people died during medical treatment on Wednesday, 26 February, Medical Superintendent at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital Sunil Kumar said, according to ANI.
Rs 2 L Compensation to Families of Those Killed in Delhi Violence: Official
A compensation of Rs 2 lakh will be paid to the next of kin of the people who have died in the violence over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi, PTI reported quoting senior officials said on Wednesday.
“Persons who have been seriously injured will be given a relief amount of Rs 50,000," a senior official told PTI.
Doval Leaves From MHA After Meeting With Amit Shah
NSA Ajit Doval leaves from the Ministry of Home Affairs after his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik were also present at the meeting, ANI reports.
Delhi CM, Deputy CM Interact With Residents in Northeast Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia visited the violence-affected areas in northeast Delhi and interacted with the local residents to take stock of the situation in the area, ANI reported.
Death Toll in Northeast Delhi Violence Rises to 24
The death toll in northeast Delhi violence has jumped to 24 with more deaths reported at LNJP Hospital, PTI reported quoting hospital authorities.
'Delhi Violence is Central Govt's Intelligence Failure': Rajnikanth
Actor turned politician Rajnikanth on Wednesday, 26 February, condemned the Centre over the violence in Delhi, saying it's central government's "intelligence failure" and the riots should have been dealt with an iron first, according to PTI.
Opposition Seeks Time from President to Discuss Delhi Violence
Opposition leaders including Akhilesh Yadav, Sitaram Yechury and Sharad Yadav have sought time from the President to discuss the ongoing violence in Delhi, PTI reported.
Delhi Police Briefs Media On Law & Order Situation in NE Delhi
Delhi Police spokesperson MS Randhawa on Wednesday, 26 February, said 106 have been arrested and 18 FIRs have been registered in connection with violence in northeast Delhi.
"No untoward incident reported on Wednesday. PCR calls from northeast Delhi have reduced," Randhawa said.
The Delhi Police also released two helpline numbers – 011-22829334 and 22829335 – for people to reach out during distress in violence-affected areas
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Reaches Office of DCP Northeast
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia have reached the office of DCP Northeast in Seelampur, ANI reported.
NSA Doval Briefs Amit Shah On Law & Order Situation in NE Delhi
After visiting the violence-affected areas in northeast Delhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday, 26 February, briefed Home Minister Amit Shah on the prevailing law and order situation in the area, PTI reported.
Some Kind of '2002 Gujarat Model' Unfolding in Delhi: NCP
Some kind of "2002 Gujarat model" is unfolding in Delhi, the NCP said on Wednesday as it attacked the Centre over the violence in the national capital, according to PTI.
NCP national spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik also accused the Delhi police of being silent spectators when the violence broke out.
In Delhi, law and order is handled by the Union home ministry and the city government has no role in it.
There is violence in the capital city since the last two days. Police has become a silent spectator. Why are these things happening in the capital city? There’s some kind of 2002 Gujarat model in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/Hafatq9nka— Nawab Malik نواب ملک नवाब मलिक (@nawabmalikncp) February 26, 2020
Lawyers' Body Expresses Concern Over Law & Order Situation in Delhi
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Wednesday expressed concern over the law and order situation in the national capital due to communal violence in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law, PTI reported.
The lawyers' body passed a resolution to take appropriate steps before the court to bring immediate normalcy in Delhi and hold the authorities concerned responsible and accountable for their failure.
"The Supreme Court Bar Association expresses concern about the law and order situation prevailing in Delhi and also about the wellbeing of citizens, their lives and their properties," it said in a statement.
NSA Ajit Doval Reaches Home Minister Amit Shah's Residence
After visiting affected-areas of northeast Delhi, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has reached the Home Ministry to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, ANI reported.
'Rs 1 Cr Compensation to Head Constable Rattan Lal’s Kin': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Addressing the Delhi Assembly amid the escalating violence in northeast Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, 26 February, assured that Rs 1 crore will be given to the family of head constable Rattan Lal, who lost his life in the clashes.
"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," Kejriwal added.
Haryana Police Issues Advisory on Law & Order Situation Across State
Haryana Police has issued advisory on law and order situation across the state, especially for the districts adjoining Delhi in the wake of the recent violence that has taken place in national capital, ANI reported.
'UN Chief Closely Following Situation in Delhi': Spokesperson
UN Chief Antonio Guterres is closely following the situation in New Delhi and stresses that demonstrators should be allowed to protest peacefully and security forces should show restraint, his spokesperson said, according to PTI.
"I think it's very important that demonstrators be allowed to demonstrate peacefully and that security forces show restraint. This is the SG's constant position," Secretary General Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at the daily press briefing on Tuesday.
Congress Takes out Peace March Against Delhi Violence
Senior Congress leaders including general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday participated in a peace march from the AICC headquarters in Delhi to the Gandhi Smriti against the violence in Delhi.
Besides Priyanka, senior leaders Mukul Wasnik, KC Venugopal, PL Punia, Randeep Surjewala, Rajeev Gowda attended the march among others.
Death Toll in Northeast Delhi Violence Rises to 23
The number of deaths following violence in northeast Delhi rose to 23 on Wednesday, 26 February, according to news agency ANI. 22 deaths were reported in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and 1 death in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.
“So far we have treated 200 patients, 22 deaths took place. Majority of the patients have been discharged, 35 patients are still admitted with us,” Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital Sunil Kumar told ANI.
CBSE Postpones Tomorrow’s Exams in NE Delhi Amid Violence Over CAA
CBSE on Wednesday, 26 February, postponed exams scheduled for Thursday in Northeast Delhi amid escalating violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
However, exams in rest of the city will be conducted as per schedule. The next date of exam for affected students will be notified shortly.
NSA Doval Visits Maujpur, Takes Stock of Situation
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Wednesday visited Maujpur in northeast Delhi to take stock of the situation in the area.
“The situation is totally under control. People are satisfied. I have confidence in law enforcement agencies. Police is doing its work,” Doval said.
On his visit to Maujpur, Doval also interacted with the residents of the area.
Delhi HC Asks Police to Take 'Conscious Decision' on Lodging of FIRs
Delhi HC asks police to take ‘conscious decision’ on lodging of FIRs and convey it to the court on Thursday, PTI reports.
Should Focus on Issue of Registration of FIR Right Now: Delhi HC
On the plea of deployment of Army in the violence-affected areas, the Delhi High Court, on Wednesday, 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.”
NSA Ajit Doval at Office of DCP Northeast Delhi
NSA Ajit Doval has reached the office of DCP Northeast Delhi in Seelampur area, ANI reported.
'PM Modi, Home Min Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval Monitoring Situation': Prakash Javadekar
Briefing the media about the violence in northeast Delhi, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday, 26 February, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval are monitoring the situation, ANI reported.
Death Toll in Northeast Delhi Violence Climbs to 22
The number of deaths following violence in northeast Delhi rose to 22 on Wednesday, 26 February, according to news agency ANI. 21 deaths were reported in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and 1 death in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.
'Can’t Have Another 1984 Under Court’s Watch': HC on Delhi Violence
"We can't have another 1984 in Delhi, not under the watch of this court", High Court Justice Muralidhar said on Wednesday, 26 February.
The court directed the setting up of helplines for immediate help for victims, private ambulances to be provided for safe passage of victims as well as shelters for rehabilitation with basic facilities.
The court termed as unfortunate the killing of IB officer in ongoing violence in north-east Delhi. The highest constitutional functionaries with Z-security should reach out to affected people to give confidence that law is functioning, it added.
Delhi High Court earlier applauded the police for prompt action in evacuating injured in violence hit northeast Delhi.
In an urgent sitting that ended at 1:42 am on Wednesday morning, the Delhi high court directed the Delhi Police to immediately escort some 20 persons injured in the ongoing riots in Mustafabad, North East Delhi to Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital for treatment.
Govt Will Identify Culprits, No Accused Will be Left: Javadekar on Delhi Violence
“The government will identify the culprits of Delhi violence and no accused will be left out,” Union Minister Javadekar said.
Modi Breaks Silence on Delhi Violence, Appeals for Peace & Brotherhood
Appealing for peace and brotherhood, PM Modi on Wednesday broke his silence on violence plaguing northeast Delhi. “Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy,” he added.
Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 26, 2020
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 26, 2020
‘Failed to Maintain Law & Order’: Sonia Asks Shah to Resign
Union Home Minister Amit Shah must take responsibility for violence in Delhi and resign, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi said in a press conference on Wednesday, 26 February.
Delhi Mosque Video Wrongly Labeled 'Fake' by Media
'Leaders Making Hate Speeches Openly': HC Hears Delhi Violence Matter
The Delhi High Court, said that the situation is very unpleasant.
The HC has asked the Solicitor General to advise police commissioner on lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by 3 BJP leaders; hearing to continue at 2:30 pm.
“We have all watched videos of some leaders making hate speeches openly. It's on every news channel,” said HC Justice Muralidhar.
Delhi Police Shares List of Officers to Contact for Details of Victims
Delhi Police has shared the following list of officers to contact for the details of any victim of the northeast Delhi violence.
Death Toll in Northeast Delhi Violence Climbs to 20: GTB Hospital Official
The death toll in northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law rose to 20 on Wednesday, according to GTB Hospital authorities.
“Out of all the people that were brought to the hospital 189 are injured and 20 are dead,” said Sunil Kumar Gautam, Medical Superintendent at GTB Hospital.
SC to Not Expand Scope of Shaheen Bagh Case, Next Hearing on 23 March
Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will not expand the scope of Shaheen Bagh case since pleas on violence in northeast Delhi are being heard by the High Court.
The case has been adjourned to 23 March in view of the existing situation and no interim order has been passed for removal of protesters. SC said there is need for magnanimity and for situation to cool down before the issue is taken up.
“The problem is lack of professionalism of police. If this had been done before, this situation would not have risen," said Justice Joseph. SC said it has nothing against Delhi Police but is making remarks keeping in mind larger perspective.
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‘Writing to HM Shah For Army to Be Called In’: Delhi CM Kejriwal
Expressing alarm over the escalating violence in northeast Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the army should be called in and a curfew imposed affected areas immediately. “(I) am writing to Hon’ble HM to this effect,” he said.
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— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 26, 2020
Army shud be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately
Am writing to Hon’ble HM to this effect
Police Should Take Action, Not Wait For Direction: Delhi HC
Delhi High Court on Wednesday said police need not wait for court's direction and should take action on its own in connection with northeast Delhi violence.
It directed the police to respond by 12:30 pm on plea for action against those involved in inciting violence in northeast Delhi over CAA, PTI reports. It added that a senior level police officer should be present before it by that time, with instructions.
Liquor Shops in Noida Closed Over Northeast Delhi Violence
In view of the arson and tense atmosphere in northeast Delhi, District Magistrate BN Singh has issued instructions to close all liquor shops within 3 kilometres of Delhi in UP’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district. Liquor shops in Noida will remain closed, ANI reported.
Death Toll in Northeast Delhi Violence Climbs to 18: GTB Hospital Official
The number of deaths following communally-charged violence in northeast Delhi has risen to 18 on Wednesday, 26 February, according to a Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital official, ANI reports.
SC to Hear Pleas Seeking Removal of Anti-CAA Protesters From Shaheen Bagh
Supreme Court to hear today pleas seeking removal of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh area.
Delhi Riots: Give Injured Muslims Safe Passage, HC Directs Police in Late Night Order
In an urgent sitting that ended at 1:42 am on Wednesday morning, the Delhi high court directed the Delhi Police to immediately escort some 20 persons injured in the ongoing riots in Mustafabad, North East Delhi to Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital for treatment, reported The Wire.
Police Disperses Protesters Gathered Outside CM Kejriwal's Residence
Police disperse the people who had gathered outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence demanding action against Delhi violence and seeking restoration of peace.
Tamil Nadu: People Held Protest in Madurai Against Delhi Violence
People in Madurai's Nelpettai area held against violence in North-East Delhi. 13 people have been killed including one cop in violence that erupted on Monday, 24 February.
Jamia Alumni Association & JCC Organises Demonstration Outside Kejriwal's House
Alumni Association of Jamia Millia Islamia (AAJMI) and Jamia Coordination Committee organised a demonstration outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence. People have gathered at the Chief Minister’s house demanding action against violence in Delhi and seeking restoration of peace.
NSA Doval Reviews Security Situation in North-East Delhi
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval reached office of Deputy Commissioner of Police North-East in Seelampur after reviewing security situation in North-East Delhi.
'Protesters Left Jaffarabad Metro Station'; Says Delhi Police Special Commissioner
Delhi Police Special Commissioner Satish Golcha while interacting with the media stated that the protesters have left the Jaffarabad metro station and the Maujpur Chowk is also clear. Now, 66 Futa road is absolutely clear of all protests, reported ANI.
Editors Guild Issues Statement After Attack on Journalists
Editors Guild of India has issued a statement after attack on Journalists in Northeast Delhi earlier today, the Editors Guild have expressed serious concern over the manner in which journalists were targeted.
The Editors Guild of India has issued a statement pic.twitter.com/ezg28wgkb9— Editors Guild of India (@IndEditorsGuild) February 25, 2020
Delhi Police Commissioner and NSA Doval to Hold Emergency Meet: Reports
Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik along with NSA Ajit Doval has reached in North-East Delhi and called emergency meeting in DCP's (North-east) office, reported Indian Express.
Mumbai: Massive Police Force Deployed at Asiatic Library
Massive police force has been deployed at Asiatic Library in Mumbai, where protesters were planning to assemble at 11 pm for a sit-in protest.
Muslim 'Jhuggis and Tempos' Set on Fire at Mustafabad; Says Raghu Karnad
Journalist Raghu Karnad in a tweet claimed that according to onlookers Muslim 'jhuggis and tempos' at Mustafabad, near the Loni Border were set on fire by masked men shouting 'Jai Shri Ram'.
I'm at Mustafabad, near the Loni Border, and new fires (set post-9pm) are burning in front of our eyes - Muslim jhuggis and tempos, according to onlookers - by masked men shouting JSR. Delhi Police are present saying they are unable to intervene. pic.twitter.com/tXT6k2qcXB— Raghu Karnad (@rkarnad) February 25, 2020
BJP leader Kapil Mishra says did not commit crime by supporting CAA
Facing flak for his speech during a gathering in favour of CAA at Maujpur Chowk in northeast Delhi, BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Tuesday said he was not scared of the “massive hate campaign” against him for “speaking truth” and supporting the amended citizenship law.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Mishra said that he was being abused and issued "death threats" and stressed that he did not commit any crime by supporting the amended citizenship law.
"I have received calls by many to kill me. Many people including politicians and journalists are abusing me. But, I am not scared because I have not done anything wrong," Mishra told PTI.
दोस्तों,— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) February 25, 2020
देश से और विदेशों से लगातार फोन आ रहे हैं
मुझे जान से मारने का एलान किया जा रहा हैं
धमकियाँ दे रहे हैं
बंद सड़कों को खुलवाने को कहना कोई गुनाह नहीं
CAA का समर्थन कोई गुनाह नहीं
सच बोलना कोई गुनाह नहीं
I don't fear this massive hate campaign against me
Govt Issues Advisory to TV Channels Regarding Delhi Violence
Union Information & Broadcasting Ministry on Tuesday, 25 February, issued advisory to private TV channels asking them to refrain from broadcasting any content that could incite violence.
The advisory asked the TV channels to be cautious with regard to any content which is likely to "encourage of incite violence or contains anything against maintenance of law and order or which promotes anti-national attitudes."
Correction: Delhi Police Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order in Parts of NE Delhi
A shoot-at-sight has been issued in parts of Northeast Delhi, ANI reported, quoting Delhi Police sources. News agency ANI had earlier said that no such order was in place.
The anti-CAA protesters have vacated the road outside Jaffrabad metro station, where they had launched a sit-in since Saturday night, Delhi Police added.
CBSE Postpones Tomorrow’s Exams in Northeast Delhi
CBSE will reschedule exams scheduled for Wednesday, 26 February in northeast Delhi. However, exams in the rest of the national capital will be conducted as scheduled.
Death Toll in NE Delhi Violence Rises to 13: GTB Hospital official
13 deaths have been reported in the northeast Delhi violence since Monday, 24 February, Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital official told ANI.
'Making All Earnest Efforts to Restore Normalcy': Delhi Police Appeals for Peace
The Delhi Police on Tuesday evening, appealed for peace, adding that they are making "all earnest efforts, including deployment of reinforcement and involving respectable citizens of the area, to restore the normalcy."
No Shoot-at-Sight Order Issued for NE Delhi, Jaffrabad Road Cleared: Delhi Police
The Delhi Police on Tuesday, 25 February, said that no shoot-at-sight order has been issued for northeast Delhi, according to PTI.
The anti-CAA protesters have vacated the road outside Jaffrabad metro station, where they had launched a sit-in since Saturday night, Delhi Police added.
IPS SN Shrivastava Appointed as Special Commissioner (Law & Order) in Delhi
IPS SN Shrivastava has been appointed as Special Commissioner (Law and Order) in Delhi Police, with immediate effect, ANI reported.
3 Borders Adjoining NE Delhi Sealed, Liquor Shops Closed in Ghaziabad
Amid violence over the amended citizenship law, the Ghaziabad district administration has sealed three borders adjoining northeast Delhi and shut down bars and pubs in Ghaziabad, officials said on Tuesday, according to PTI.
District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey told PTI that Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the district.
Officials said Laal Bagh, DLF embankment road of Loni and Tulsi Niketan borders of Sahibabad which are adjacent to northeast Delhi have been barricaded, adding people have been advised not to use these routes to travel to Delhi.
Death Toll in NE Delhi Violence Rises to 11: GTB Hospital official
The death in violence over CAA in northeast Delhi has jumped to 11, PTI reported GTB Hospital Medical Superintendent Sunil Kumar as saying.
Six people were declared brought dead on Tuesday, taking the death toll in 11.
Schools to Remain Closed on Wednesday in NE Delhi: Manish Sisodia
Schools to remain closed on Wednesday, 26 February, in violence affected Northeast Delhi, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said, adding that internal examinations have been postponed.
“Have requested CBSE to postpone Wednesday's board exam in view of violence in parts of Delhi," Sisodia added.
हिंसा प्रभावित नोर्थ-ईस्ट ज़िले में कल भी स्कूल बंद रहेंगे. गृह परीक्षाएँ स्थगित कर दी गई हैं. CBSE से भी कल की बोर्ड परीक्षा स्थगित करने का अनुरोध किया है. https://t.co/VY4t7zjWSo— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 25, 2020
Delhi Minorities Commission Demands Imposition of Curfew in Violence-Hit Areas
The Delhi Minorities Commission on Tuesday appealed to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for imposition of curfew in violence-affected areas, PTI reported.
In a letter to Baijal, DMC chairman Zafarul Islam Khan expressed apprehension that violence may escalate after departure of the visiting US president Donald Trump.
He also requested the Lt Governor to direct the police to check violence and take action against those involved in it.
Civil Rights Activists Go to Meet Kejriwal, Urge Him to Ensure Peace
A delegation of civil rights activists, including All India Progressive Women's Association Secretary Kavita Krishnan, on Tuesday went to meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence to submit an appeal to protect the people in the city from communal violence, PTI reported.
Over 100 activists, including Harsh Mander, Apoorvananad, Annie Raja, Yogendra Yadav, Shabnam Hashmi, and senior advocate Vrinda Grover came out with a statement in which they called upon "all authorities to perform their constitutionally mandated job of bringing the situation under control and restoring peace".
'Traffic Movement from Shahdra Towards Apsara Border Closed': Delhi Traffic Police
Delhi Traffic Police on Tuesday, 25 February, said the traffic movement from Shahdara towards Apsara Border has been closed after barricading by UP police. Traffic has been diverted towards Surya Nagar, they added.
Traffic Alert— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) February 25, 2020
Shahdra towards Apsara Border traffic movement has been closed after barricading by UP police. Traffic has been diverted towards Surya Nagar.
Violence Erupts in Delhi's Chand Bagh Area; Rioters Set Shops on Fire
Rioters set afire to shops and pelted stones in a fresh wave of violence on Tuesday evening in Chand Bagh area of northeast Delhi, PTI reported.
The police used tear gas to disperse the crowd in the area. Paramilitary forces have also been deployed to bring the situation under control.
Rioters also set a bakery and several fruits carts on fire.
Lucknow on Alert After Clashes in Delhi Over CAA
A high alert has been sounded in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow following violent clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in parts of Delhi, a police official said on Tuesday, 25 February.
Lucknow Police Commissioner Sujeet Pandey said additional force has been deployed in Ghantaghar area where women and others have been staging a protest against the CAA for the past one month.
"Though there is no report of people from other parts of the state reaching Lucknow, high alert has been sounded as a precautionary measure," Pandey was quoted as saying by PTI.
Shop Set Ablaze in Delhi's Chandbagh area
Amit Shah Writes to Wife of Delhi Police Constable Killed During CAA Clashes
Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday, 25 February, wrote a letter to the wife of Delhi Police Head Constable Ratan Lal, who died during clashes over CAA in Northeast Delhi on Tuesday, PTI reported.
“I express grief and deep condolences on the untimely death of your husband,” Shah said.
Police Conduct Flag March in Bhajanpura, Khureji Khas as Fresh Violence Erupts
The police conducted flag march in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura and Khureji Khas on Tuesday after the areas witnessed arson and stone pelting, according to PTI.
A battery shop was set on fire in Bhajanpura. The shop was vandalised and burnt batteries were strewn on the road.
Rakesh Kumar, a local, said the incident took place at around 3:30 pm.
Delhi Police Dismisses PTI Story on Shortage of Forces
The Delhi Police on Tuesday, 25 February, dismissed a story by news agency PTI titled ‘Shortage of forces led to violence aggravating: Delhi Police to MHA’ as “totally baseless, adding that no such information was given to Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Earlier, PTI reported that the Delhi Police told the MHA that it did not have adequate forces to immediately control the violence that hit parts of Delhi.
The non-availability of adequate forces was conveyed by Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik during his meeting with the top brass of the MHA, the report further said.
PTI story titled " Shortage of forces led to violence aggravating: Delhi Police to MHA" is totally baseless. CP, Delhi Police @CPDelhi has denied that no such information was given to MHA.— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) February 25, 2020
Delhi Police Address Media, Say 10 Dead, 130 Injured in Violence
Delhi Police spokesperson MS Randhawa on Tuesday, 25 February, said 10 people was killed and at least 130 injured in the clashes.
“I appeal to people, especially in Northeast Delhi to not take law in their hands. We are taking the help of drones also. Situation is under control,” Randhawa added.
NE Delhi Violence: 10 Dead, 150 Injured, Say GTB Hospital Officials
The death toll in northeast Delhi violence has climbed to 10, reported ANI quoting GTB Hospital officials. At least 150 injured people were also brought to the hospital in the last 24 hours, the officials added.
NE Delhi Violence: HC to Hear on Wednesday Plea for FIR, Arrest of Persons
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday, 25 February, said it would hear on Wednesday, a plea seeking registration of an FIR and arrest of persons involved in the ongoing violence in northeast Delhi over the CAA, PTI reported.
The petition filed by human rights activist Harsh Mander and activist Farah Naqvi sought setting up of an SIT to inquire into the incident and compensation for those killed and injured in the violence.
'PM Modi Wants People to Have Religious Freedom': US President Trump
Addressing the media, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, 25 February, said he held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the CAA.
"We did talk about religious freedom. The PM said he wants people to have religious freedom. They have worked really hard on it. I heard about the individual attacks but I did not discuss it. It is up to India," Trump said.
Fresh Incident of Stone-Pelting in NE Delhi's Bhajanpura & Chand Bagh: Report
Fresh incident of stone-pelting has been reported from Bhajanpura and Chand Bagh in northeast Delhi, according to CNN-News18.
'Head Constable Rattan Lal Has Made a Sacrifice for the Nation': Delhi Commissioner
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Tuesday, 25 February, paid tribute to Delhi Police head constable Rattan Lal, who lost his life during clashes in Northeast Delhi on Monday.
“Head Constable Rattan Lal has made a sacrifice for the nation. We are proud of his sacrifice. We stand with his family,” Patnaik told ANI.
Court Seeks Report From Police on Probe Into Attack on Jamia Students
A Delhi court on Tuesday, 25 February, directed the Delhi police to submit a specific status report on the alleged police attacks on students inside the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia University during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on 15 December last year, PTI reported.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur asked the investigating officer to file the report by 20 March.
Death Toll in Northeast Delhi Violence Climbs to 9: GTB Hospital Officials
The death toll in northeast Delhi violence climbs to nine, reports PTI quoting GTB Hospital officials.
Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital Sunil Kumar said, “Today four persons have been brought dead, yesterday five people lost their lives. Death toll rises to nine,” according to ANI.
At least 135 injured people were also brought to the hospital, the officials told The Quint.
“Fifty per cent of those injured sustained bullet injuries,” a doctor at the hospital said.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Visit the Injured at GTB Hospital
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia met those who have been injured in the clashes at the Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, ANI reported.
Met with victims of violence being treated at the GTB Hospital and Max Hospital. Hindus, Muslims, policemen - none have escaped unhurt.. this madness must end immediately pic.twitter.com/Nh2VI6BRTG— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 25, 2020
2 Complaints Filed Against BJP Leader Kapil Mishra for Inciting Violence
Two complaints have been filed against BJP leader Kapil Mishra for inciting mobs in Delhi in Sunday and Monday’s violence, news agency IANS reported.
The written complaints say that during protest, Mishra incited people with his inflammatory speeches, which led to violence. However, as of now no action has been yet taken against Mishra.
Delhi CM Kejriwal & Other AAP Leaders Offer Prayers to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and other Aam Aadmi Party AAP leaders offered prayers to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat on Tuesday, 25 February, amid the escalating violence in the capital.
“The entire country is worried about the violence that took place in Delhi in the past two days. There has been loss of lives and properties. If violence increases it will affect everyone. All of us are here to offer our prayers to Gandhi Ji who was a follower of non-violence,” Kejriwal was quoted by ANI as saying.
Yogendra Yadav Appeals to Delhi's Protesters, Government & Police
In the wake of violence in northeast Delhi, activist Yogendra Yadav made an appeal to the people of Delhi to not believe rumours without verifying them and to the police to maintain neutrality. He also asked the protesters to not resort to violence.
दिल्ली में पिछले 2 दिन से जो भी कुछ हो रहा है उसके बारे में मेरी दिल्ली की जनता, सरकार, प्रशासन और पुलिस के साथीयों से विशेष अपील: pic.twitter.com/p00oa30od4— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) February 25, 2020
Stone Pelting at Bhajanpura Chowk, Vijay Park, Ashok Nagar
Stone pelting started once again between two groups near Bhajanpura chowk in northeast Delhi on Tuesday, ANI reported.
Meanwhile, mobs began stone-pelting in Delhi’s Vijay Park-Yamuna Vihar area and even inside a mosque in Ashok Nagar.
Two Fire Tenders Damaged in Gokulpuri, Bike Set Ablaze in Maujpur
Rioters damaged two fire tenders in Gokulpuri in northeast Delhi, fire officials said on Tuesday as violence continued unabated in the area, PTI reported.
An angry mob raising incendiary slogans also set on fire a bike in Maujpur, the epicentre of the clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in which seven people were killed and about 150 injured on Monday.
‘Everyone Wants the Violence To Stop’: Kejriwal After Meeting Shah
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, 25 February, met central Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the prevailing situation in the national capital amid clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment Act) (CAA) in northeast Delhi.
“Everyone wants that the violence be stopped. The Home Minister had called a meeting today, it was a positive one. It was decided that all the political parties will ensure that peace returns to our city,” he said after the meeting.
Delhi Violence a 'Matter of Shame': Owaisi
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has condemned the violence in Delhi over the amended Citizenship law that has claimed the lives of five people including a police constable, and urged the Centre to take steps to bring the situation under control.
Addressing a protest on Monday night against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), he said,
"“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah your police, the Delhi police was hurling stones along with the rioters. It is a matter of shame that violence occurred.”"
"The president of a foreign country comes to Delhi and violence takes place. It is a matter of shame for the country..," the AIMIM leader said adding violence in any form was "condemnable."
Two Injured in NE Delhi Violence Brought to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital
The police has brought an injured person to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, after he suffered a gunshot wound. Shortly after, another injured person was brought to the hospital, reports ANI.
More details are awaited.
NGO Moves HC Seeking FIR, Arrest of Persons Involved in Northeast Delhi Violence
An NGO on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking registration of an FIR and arrest of persons involved in ongoing violence in North East Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, reports PTI.
The petition, which is likely to be mentioned before the high court, also seeks setting up of an SIT to inquire into the incident and compensation for those killed and injured in the violence.
It has also sought directions to the Centre for deployment of the Army to maintain law and order in the national capital and areas where the "communal attack on people are most ferocious".
Women Gather at Jaffrabad Metro Station to Protest CAA
Several women gathered at Delhi’s Jaffrabad metro station to protest the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on Tuesday.
Northeast Delhi Violence LIVE: Kejriwal Appeals for Peace, Meets Shah
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, 25 February, called for peace in his media address over the outbreak of violence in northeast Delhi. He said he will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah at 12 pm as the police is “not able to take action without orders from above.”
The chief minister also asked all hospital authorities to give best possible treatment to victims and asked them to stay on vigil. "Fire department has also been asked to coordinate with police and reach the affected areas on time," he said.
He said there is a need to seal borders to prevent outsiders from coming and indulging in violence. "I have asked district magistrate to conduct peace meetings where people from all religions participate. I have asked MLAs also to participate in them," Kejriwal said.
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Wajahat Habibullah, Others Move SC Seeking FIR Over CAA-Related Violence in Delhi
Former Central Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah and others moved SC seeking lodging of an FIR with regard to recent violence in Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The application will be heard on Wednesday, 26 February.
An SC bench had earlier observed that interlocutors in the Shaheen Bagh case, Hegde and Ramachandran, could take the assistance of Habibullah.
Section 144 Imposed in North East Delhi District as Death Toll Climbs to 7
Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in the North East Delhi district from Monday, 24 February, as the death toll climbed to 7 on Tuesday, 25 February.
According to the order, assembly of more than four persons is prohibited.
Strict Action Against People Involved in the Violence: Kishan Reddy
Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said that strict action will be taken against people involved in the violence in Delhi, ANI reported.
“Since 2 months there was a dharna but centre gave a chance for peaceful demonstrations & protests. But yesterday’s violence won't be tolerated,” he added.
Amit Shah to Meet CM Kejriwal, L-G Over Northeast Delhi Violence
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and various representatives of political parties over the violence plaguing northeast Delhi.
The meeting will be held at 12 pm on Tuesday, 25 February, reported news agency ANI.
Empty Bullet Shells Found in Brahampuri
Two empty bullet shells were found by Rapid Action Force (RAF) team in Brahampuri area, reports ANI. More details awaited.
Cop Injured In Gokulpuri Clashes Regains Consciousness
Shahdara DCP Amit Sharma, who was injured during clashes between two groups in Gokulpuri on Monday, is now conscious. He underwent a surgery at a hospital and his CT Scan was done this morning. He is safe and out of danger, reports ANI.
Delhi Fire Services Receive 45 Distress Calls From Violence-Hit Areas
The Delhi Fire Services on Tuesday, 25 February, said that they received a total of 45 distress calls from the areas that were gripped by violence between pro and anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protesters, reports IANS.
5 Stations on Delhi Metro's Pink Line Remain Closed for 2nd Day
Five stations on Delhi Metro’s Pink Line are shut for the second consecutive day in view of the violence in Northeast region of the city.
Security Update— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) February 25, 2020
Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar remain closed. Trains are being terminated at Welcome metro station. https://t.co/9Pp3vTCZUw
Kejriwal Calls Urgent Meeting of MLAs, Officials of Violence-Hit Areas
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, 25 February has called an urgent meeting, at his residence, of MLAs and officials of the violence-hit areas of Delhi, reports ANI.
Stone-Pelting in Delhi's Maujpur, Brahampuri
Stone-pelting between two groups occurred in Northeast Delhi’s Brahampuri area, Tuesday morning, reports ANI. Another such incident occurred in Maujpur.
Situation Very Tense, Continuously Receiving Reports of Violence: Delhi Police
“The situation is very tense. We are continuously receiving calls related to incidents of violence from Northeast Delhi. Commissioner of Police held a meeting at Seelampur DCP Office last night,” Delhi Police told the press.
A meeting was held by Home Minister Amit Shah late last night with senior Delhi Police officers and top Home Ministry officials on law and order situation in Delhi, reports ANI.
Man Who Opened Fire at Cops During NE Delhi Violence Detained
Shahrukh, the man in a red t-shirt who opened fire at police during violence in North East Delhi yesterday, has been detained.
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