Death toll rises to 38 (34 at GTB Hospital, 3 at LNJP Hospital and 1 at Jag Parvesh Chander Hospital) in North East Delhi violence
Delhi Lt Guv Anil Baijal held a review meeting today regarding the law & order situation in East/NE Delhi. It was attended by Addl Chief Secretary (Home), Govt of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD), Special Commissioners of Police (Law & Order) & other offices.
Delhi Violence: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted under Delhi Police Crime Branch and all the FIRs have been transferred to the SIT.
There was nothing inciting in my statement. If you call those blocking the road - agitators & those asking to clear it - terrorists, it shows your bias, says Kapil Mishra.
Kerala HC today said it can't give more time to implement its ruling in Kothamangalam church dispute and asked state govt to clear stand on Monday. It had ordered Ernakulam DM to take over the church&hand it over to Orthodox faction. Court was hearing plea of the govt for more time.
MS Randhawa, Delhi Police PRO: Situation is normal. No incident took place today. Adequate forces have been deployed. 48 FIRs registered so far, more FIRs are being registered as we are getting more info. 350 Aman committee meetings have been held so far.
Drone visuals from violence-affected North East Delhi. There has been no fresh incident of violence in the last two days.
Hubli Bar Association: We have withdrawn our resolution that our members would not appear for three Kashmiri students (booked for sedition). Advocate who wish to appear for the accused can approach Dharwad Principal District Court to file bail plea for them.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: Any person who is found guilty should be given stringent punishment. If any Aam Aadmi Party person is found guilty then that person should be given double the punishment. There should be no politics on the issue of national security.
Young man, who stepped out yesterday at 5 pm to buy milk after NSA Ajit Doval left violence-hit northeast Delhi, was beaten to death by a riotous mob.
SN Shrivastava,Spl CP, Law&Order in North East Delhi's Khajoori Khaas: I've come here to assure people that we're with them&for their welfare. People here have responded positively&assured that they'll work together through Aman Committees to bring back the feeling of brotherhood.
CBSE postpones the following subject exams for class 10 and 12, scheduled for 28th and 29th February in North East Delhi violence hit areas and other affected parts of Delhi.
Exams in the rest of Delhi shall be conducted as scheduled. The next date of exam for affected students will be notified shortly.
The 112 evacuees who were brought to Delhi today from Wuhan, China by C-17 Globemaster aircraft of Indian Air Force, at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police's quarantine facility in Chhawla.
Delhi violence case: Delhi High Court asks Centre to file a response in the case and lists the matter for April 13.
Delhi Police tells High Court that in a conscious decision, they’ve decided not to file an FIR for hate speech against anyone at this stage as it won’t help in restoring peace and normalcy in Delhi.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing Delhi Police, says petitioner in his wisdom selected 3 speeches as hate speech but there are many such hate speeches. SG Tushar Mehta also prays for allowing application seeking impleadment of Union of India as a party to the petition.
Death toll rises to 34 after one person passed away at Jag Parvesh Chander Hospital in Shahdara.
We call upon you (President) to ensure that life, liberty, & property of citizens are preserved. We also reiterate that you should immediately call for the removal of the Home Minister for his inability to contain violence, says Sonia Gandhi.
Violence has taken lives of 34 people, businesses have fallen prey to looting, says Sonia Gandhi. Congress urges President Kovind to call for removal of Union home minister, accuses Amit Shah of abdication of duty
Here is the full text of the memorandum:
We write to you on a matter of grave public interest.
I. You must undoubtedly be aware of the unprecedented violence, arson, looting, stone pelting and brutal murders taking place in the national capital over the last four days.
Delhi, specifically parts of North East Delhi, have been gripped by a wave of violence that has only grown in intensity with each passing day.
Instead of taking active steps to remedy or diffuse the situation, the Central Government as also the newly elected Delhi Government, have remained mute spectators as completely mindless rage, designed violence and organised looting of property has continued unabated.
Due to the complete inaction on the part of the Home Minister and the Central Government, the violence has claimed the lives of at least 34 people and over 200 have been injured at last count. Several crores worth of properties and business have fallen prey to unchecked arson and looting.
This chaos, which is unprecedented in scale and tone, gives rise to several questions.
First, where was the Home Minister and what was he preoccupied with since last Sunday that he was unable, apparently, to give his attention to these grave events? For that matter, the Delhi Chief Minister, and the newly elected Delhi Government was also completely missing from the scene.
Second, there was clearly a shocking and, in this day and age, unpardonable failure of intelligence agencies leading up to these heart-breaking events. Was there any information provided which could have helped prevent escalation of violence or was it not acted upon by the Home Ministry?
Third, what was the strength of the police force deployed on the night of Sunday when there were clear indications that violence will intensify further? This is important because the forces on the ground were clearly inadequate to quell the situation, which has continued to claim more lives since. In fact, why were additional security forces not deployed immediately by the Home Minister when it was clear that the situation was beyond the control of the Delhi police?
In light of these disturbing facts and omissions, only one conclusion emerges: That the Home Minister abdicated his duty and allowed the situation to escalate through his inaction.
Therefore, there is no option left but to demand the immediate sacking of the Home Minister, who has utterly and abjectly failed in the performance of his primary and principal duties.
The situation is so grim that the Delhi High Court has had to step in (on February 26th, 2020) and remind the Home Ministry and the Police of their principal duty to act against instigators, the rioters and those engaging in the acts of targeted violence. This is a shameful indictment of the Central Government, the Home Ministry and the Home Minister himself.
II. What is particularly worrying is that an atmosphere of sectarian hate and communal tensions has been spread and deliberately cultivated by certain individuals and forces.
This violence has taken place over the course of four days, but you are aware that the seeds of this division have been sown by deliberately made inflammatory remarks of BJP leaders in the run up to (and even after) the Delhi elections and a calculated design to foment hate and division amongst the citizens of this country.
Rashtrapatiji, you will recall that this year marks the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhiji gave his life upholding the ideals of Ahimsa, compassion, brotherhood and unity, which form the pillars on which our Constitution and democracy rest.
It is how the leaders and institutions of a country react in times of crisis that defines how we are remembered by history and the rest of the world. We cannot be found wanting in this hour where certain groups seek to divide the people of our great nation for their parochial and petty gains.
III. Rashtrapatiji you are given the highest possible responsibility under the Constitution of India: to act as the conscience keeper of this Government and to remind it of its Constitutional duty and the pillars of Raj Dharma, by which any just government must abide.
We call upon you and the Constitutional Office you hold, that the life, liberty and property of the citizens is preserved, secured and protected. We also reiterate that you should immediately call for the removal of the Home Minister given the gross ineptitude, abdication of duty and his inability to contain the situation.
We owe this to the citizens who have lost loved ones, their homes, their livelihood and most of all their long-cherished amity and brotherhood
We hope you will take decisive action in the matter
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, and other senior party leaders leave from Rashtrapati Bhavan after submitting a memorandum to President Kovind on
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, and other party leaders reach Rashtrapati Bhavan to submit a memorandum to the President on DelhiViolence.
Sporadic violence was reported from riot-hit areas in northeast Delhi, even as an eerie calm prevailed across the neighbourhoods in Jaffarabad, Maujpur, Chandbagh, Gokulpuri and surrounding areas, with the death toll reaching 32 on Thursday.
Most shops were closed with their shutters bearing marks of the violence that it had witnessed over the last few days and people chose to stay indoors.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had visited these neighbourhoods a day earlier to calm sentiments and also reassured people that the security forces were standing by them.
As police conducted flag marches and security personnel spread out across the northeastern edge of the national capital in a bid to quell the violence raging since Sunday.
The Delhi Fire Service received 19 calls from midnight to 8 am on Thursday from the riot-hit areas, Director of Delhi Fire Service Atul Garg said.
Over 100 firemen are deployed in the area and all the four fire stations in the area are provided with extra fire tenders to meet any emergency and are being managed by senior officers, he said.
Senior officers are also camping in the riot-affected areas, he added.
The midnight transfer of Justice Muralidhar isn’t shocking given the current dispensation, but it is certianly sad and shameful. Millions of Indians have faith in a resilient and upright judiciary, the government’s attempts to muzzle justice & break their faith are deplorable, says Priyanka Gandhi
Latest visuals from Maujpur, Jafrabad, Seelampur and Babarpur; Security personnel have been deployed in these areas.
The death toll in northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law rose to 32 on Thursday.
Death toll rises to 32, says senior Health department official