Delhi Violence Over CAA Protest Updates: Amit Shah holds third meeting with Delhi Police, MHA officials in 24 hrs; Section 144 imposed in Noida

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Delhi Violence Over CAA Protest Updates: Amit Shah holds third meeting with Delhi Police, MHA officials in 24 hrs; Section 144 imposed in Noida
  • 23:50 (IST)

    Delhi fire dept received 70 calls today

    A firefighter was injured as the Delhi Fire Service on Tuesday attended to 70 calls from violence-hit northeast Delhi, an official said. The department received fire-related calls from 8 am-8 pm. A firefighter was injured due to stone-pelting while five fire tenders were damaged, according to the official.

  • 23:35 (IST)

    Editor's Guild condemns attacks on journalists

    The Editor's Guild expressed concern over the attack on journalists during the violence which unfolded in northeast Delhi. Noting that attack on journalist is tantamount to an attack on press freedom, it said that the guilty must be brought to book.

    It urged the Delhi Police to provide security to journalists and also asked the Home Ministry to investigate the attacks and punish those found guilty. 

    Earlier in the day, two NDTV journalists were attacked by rioters while a journalist with JK 24x7 sustained a bullet injury. 

  • 23:16 (IST)

    Amit Shah holds third meeting in 24 hours

    Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a third high-level meeting as violence continued for the third day in Delhi. According to ANI, the meeting lasted for almost three hours and was attended by Delhi Police and home ministry officials. Newly-appointed Special Commissioner of Police SN Srivastava also attended the meeting.

  • 23:07 (IST)

    Did not commit crime by supporting CAA, says defiant Kapil Mishra

    Facing flak for his speech during a gathering in favour of CAA at Maujpur Chowk in northeast Delhi, BJP leader Kapil Mishra remained defiant on Tuesday saying he was not scared of the "massive hate campaign" against him for "speaking truth" and supporting the amended citizenship law. Mishra, a former AAP MLA who unsuccessfully contested the recent Assembly polls on a BJP ticket from Model Town, led a gathering in support of the CAA at Maujpur Chowk in  Jafarabad area on Sunday, after which violence erupted between pro and anti CAA groups.
     
     "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.
     
    Mishra also attacked Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal who held a meeting with MLAs of violence hit areas in north east Delhi on Tuesday. "Why did you not appeal in your speech to open the blocked roads in Delhi? Being the chief minister, you should immediately appeal for opening of roads. Why are yousaving rioters blocking the road?" Mishra alleged in a tweet.

  • 22:52 (IST)

    Information and broadcasting ministry issues advisory to TV channels

    In an advisory issued to private news channels, the Ministry for Information and Broadcasting asked TV channels to exercise caution regarding content which is likely to incite violence or content which is likely to violate law and order. The advisory further advised TV channels against showing content which is likely to promote "anti-national attitudes". 

    The advisory also cautioned TV channels against showing content which contains attacks on religions or communities or which is defamatory, false or half-true. 

    The advisory asked channels to ensured that no content is telecast which is violative of the Programme and Advertising Codes as prescribed in the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995. "All private satellite TV channels are requested to ensure strict compliance," it added.

  • 22:36 (IST)

    BJP MLA Abhay Verma's supporters march in Laxmi Nagar

    A News18 reporter said that  BJP MLA Abhay Verma was leading a march of his supporters in the Mangal Bazaar area of Laxmi Nagar. He also retweeted a video in which his supporters could be heard chanting religious slogans and raising incendiary slogans. 

  • 22:26 (IST)

    Ambulance not being allowed to reach hospital, says ex-AIIMS RDA president 

    Harjit Singh Bhatti, ex-president of the Resident Doctor's Association, AIIMS, claimed that ambulances were not being allowed to reach the Al Hind Hospital in Mustafabad, where over 10 people were reportedly nursing gun shot injuries. He also added that calls for help from 102, the ambulance helpline number went unanswered. 

    Earlier, Delhi Police had also said that injured were being brought to hospitals on bikes and vans as protesters were blocking ambulances. 

  • 22:10 (IST)

    Section 144 imposed, security enhanced in Noida

    The Noida police said it was on “high alert” and Section 144 of the CrPC, which bars assembly of four or more people, was in place in the district, while the Police Armed Constabulary (PAC) has also been deployed in huge numbers, reported PTI. "Liquor shops near Delhi border areas were being closed and comprehensive checking was being carried out,” the Noida Police said in a statement on Tuesday night.
     
    The Uttar Pradesh Police increased patrolling and enhanced security along the Ghaziabad and Noida borders. 
     

  • 22:03 (IST)

    Confusion over 'shoot at sight' orders

    Confusion prevailed over something as important as "shoot at sight" orders. After intial reports confirmed that Delhi Police has issued "shoot at sight" orders in the northeast areas, residents from the region panicked. Several on social media shared their trepidation over the orders. However, ANI quoted Delhi Police who confirmed that "no shoot at sight order has been issued" in the area. Soon though, ANI again tweeted out a clarification saying, "#Correction Shoot at sight orders remain, earlier report of it being lifted was incorrect."

  • 21:42 (IST)

    CBSE postpones class 10,12 exams in northeast Delhi

    The CBSE postponed Class 10, 12 exams in northeast Delhi which were scheduled  to be held on Wednesday. However, exams in the remaining areas of the National Capital will be held as per schedule.

  • 21:32 (IST)

    Toll in Delhi violence rises to 13

    The toll in the continued violence in northeast Delhi rose to 13 on Tuesday night, reports said.

  • 21:24 (IST)

    Jaffrabad protest cleared by Delhi Police

    The Jaffrabad protest, which had women sitting in protest since Saturday, has been cleared by the Delhi Police. It was thi sprotest that BJP leader Kapil Mishra referred to in his 'ultimatum' remark, demanding that the police clear the road.

  • 21:22 (IST)

    Delhi Police issues appeal for peace

    Delhi Police tweeted out an appeal for peace as violence continued on Tuesday. "Delhi Police is making all earnest efforts, including deployment of reinforcements and involving respectable citizens of the area, to restore normalcy," the statement said.

  • 21:12 (IST)

    No shoot at sight order issued, clarifies Delhi Police

    The Delhi Police on Tuesday evening clarified that no shoot at sight order has been issued for northeast Delhi area. "Jaffrabad road has been cleared and no shoot at sight order has been issued for North East Delhi," the statement was quoted by ANI as saying.

  • 21:08 (IST)

    Delhi minorities commission writes to Anil Baijal over violence

    The Delhi Minorities Commission on Tuesday appealed to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for the imposition of curfew in violence-affected areas, after 11 people were killed in clashes and arson over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

    In a letter to Baijal, DMC Chairman Zafarul Islam Khan expressed apprehension over the violence and its escalation after the departure of the visiting US president Donald Trump.

    “The situation may worsen tomorrow after President Trump leaves tonight. Please treat this as urgent as any delay will result in more loss of lives and damage,” Mr. Khan said in his letter, demanding the imposition of curfew in the violence-hit areas.

  • 21:05 (IST)

    SN Shrivastava appointed as Delhi Special Commissioner 

    IPS SN Shrivastava was on Tuesday appointed as Special Commissioner (Law and Order) in Delhi Police, with immediate effect. A notification regarding this was issued by the Directorate General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Srivastava tenure with the CRPF was to continue till 30 June, 2021, News18 reported.

  • 21:01 (IST)

    'Shoot at sight' orders issued in northeast Delhi

    The Delhi Police has issued "shoot at sight" orders in various places in northeast Delhi, reports said.

  • 20:56 (IST)

    All schools to remain shut in northeast Delhi tomorrow

    Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that all schools will remain closed on Wednesday in the northeast Delhi district in light of the violence that has gripped the district since Sunday.

    "All home examinations have been postponed. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been requested to postpone tomorrow's board exams," he added.

  • 20:42 (IST)

    Victims of Delhi violence say rioters are not local

    CNN-News18 reported that the victims of the continuing violence in the National Capital said that the rioters aren't locals.

    Meanwhile, 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.

  • 20:35 (IST)

    Amit Shah cancels trip to Thiruvananthapuram

    Home Minister Amit Shah has cancelled his visit to Thiruvananthapuram scheduled for Wednesday, News18 Delhi reported. Shah held a high-level meeting with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal regarding the continuing spate of violence in northeast Delhi over Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

  • 20:24 (IST)

    Amulya Patnaik says 'adequate' deployment of forces in affected areas


    Delhi commissioner of police, Amulya Patnaik on Tuesday evening said that there was an adequate deployment of forces in the areas affected by violence over Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

    He added, "Miscreants will not be spared, strict legal action will be taken against them. Sufficient police force, CAPF and senior officials deployed in the North East district. Section 144 imposed in some areas of the district."

  • 20:18 (IST)

    Toll rises to 11 in Delhi violence

    The toll in the Delhi violence has risen to 11, News18 reported. Fresh incidents of violence continue to break out in areas like Chandbagh, which have been put under curfew.

  • 19:51 (IST)

    Kapil Mishra's speech is under investigation: Delhi Police

    Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa, addressing a press conference on the spate of violence the National Capital witnessed for the third day on Tuesday, addressed the criticism against BJP leader Kapil Mishra's speech on Sunday in which he issued an "ultimatum" to the Delhi Police to clear roads occupied by protesters against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Opposition leaders, journalists have slammed Mishra, saying that his speech was incendiary.

    Randhawa on Tuesday was quoted by ANI as saying, "It's under investigation, our top priority was to control the situation which we've done. We will investigate all FIRs that have been registered & if a main conspirator is found action will be taken."

  • 19:39 (IST)

    Senior citizen's source of livelihood burnt in Delhi violence

    The cart of fruits of Fatima, a 62-year-old resident of northeast Delhi's Khajoori Khas, was set ablaze by a mob on Monday evening during the violence that erupted over Citizenship Amendment Act protests in the National Capital. It was her source of livelihood, The Hindu reported.

    “What am I supposed to do? What is my fault? I don’t know or care about the CAA. I was not protesting. Why should I bear the brunt? This was my livelihood. Two days ago, I had bought oranges worth Rs 50,000 and so many of them are now destroyed. How will I manage funds? It’s a big loss for me,” she was quoted as saying by the report.

  • 19:33 (IST)

    Incidents of arson continue in Chandbagh

    Even as the Delhi Police undertook steps to quell the continuing violence in several areas of northeast Delhi on Tuesday, incidents of arson continued on Tuesday evening in the Chandbagh area of the National Capital, reports said.

    Rioters set afire to shops and pelted stones in a fresh wave of violence even as the police used tear gas to disperse the crowds, PTI reported. Paramilitary forces have also been deployed to bring the situation under control.

    Rioters also set a bakery and several fruits carts on fire.

    Residents of Chandbagh made calls for police deployment saying that a mob had gathered in a section of the area, The Wire reported.

  • 19:20 (IST)

    Toll rises to 10 in Delhi violence

    Delhi Police on Tuesday said 10 people, including one policeman, have been killed in the violence in northeast Delhi and they are responding to incidents involving anti-social elements.

    MS Randhawa, Delhi Police spokesperson said the situation in northeast Delhi is under control, even as several parts of the National Capital continued to reel under violence, PTI reported.

    Randhawa said 11 FIRs have been registered in connection with the violence. "We are responding to incidents involving anti-social elements. Sufficient force has been deployed in northeast Delhi. The RAF and CRPF has also been deployed," he said.

  • 19:19 (IST)

    Death threats against me: Kapil Mishra

    BJP leader Kapil Mishra who is being criticised for his 'ultimatum' statement on the CAA protests ahead of the eruption of violence in northeast Delhi for three consecutive days, said that he is receiving death threats "even from abroad".

    "...asking to open closed roads is not a crime. To support CAA is not a crime. Telling the truth is not a crime. I don't fear this massive hate campaign against me," he posted on Twitter, as the violence continued for the third consecutive day on Tuesday and the situation remained grim across the district.

  • 19:08 (IST)

    Curfew imposed in four areas

    A curfew has been imposed in the Maujpur, Jafrabad, Chandbagh, and Karawal Nagar areas of northeast Delhi, India Today reported as violence continued for the third consecutive day over Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

    "Delhi Police's Special CP Pravir Ranjan said that curfew has been imposed in violence-affected regions in northeast Delhi," the report said.

  • 18:50 (IST)

    Why is the Army not being called in, says Atishi on Delhi violence

    AAP leader and recently elected MLA from Kalkaji Atishi on Tuesday evening said that police personnel, civilians, Hindus and Muslims had been injured in "large numbers" in the violence that continued for the third consecutive day over Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

  • 18:40 (IST)

    Delhi Police 'denies' deficiency in police force

    Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa said that there was no deficiency in the police force after violence continued in northeast Delhi for three consecutive days. The statement came after the force came under criticism for inadequate action to quell the violence over Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

    Randhawa said, "I deny that there is any deficiency of police force. Sufficient forces have been deployed in the Northeast district. CRPF, RAF and additional resources of Delhi police are also active. 11 FIRs have been registered and few have been detained."

  • 18:24 (IST)

    Congress says will help govt to restore peace

    Congress leader Randeep Surjewala, while condemning the violence in Delhi, appealed to people to maintain peace.

    He said, "We appeal to all to maintain peace and condemn this act of violence in Delhi. Some communal powers, for their political gains, are working towards creating differences using religion. Every Congress worker will help the government to maintain peace, law and order in the National Capital."

  • 18:17 (IST)

    Amit Shah urges political parties to cooperate with Delhi Police: MHA

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday evening were quoted by ANI as saying that Home Minister Amit Shah appeals to the public to desist from spreading rumours and added that "political parties should cooperate with police" to quell these rumours and dispel fear among public.He also appealed to public at large and media to communicate responsibly and avoid spreading rumours.

    "Home Minister Amit Shah has asked the Police Commissioner of Delhi to have senior police officers present in Police Control Rooms so that rumours can be dispelled as quickly as possible," the statement said.

  • 18:08 (IST)

    'Lawyers for Detainees' issues statement on Delhi violence

    A group called the 'Lawyers for Detainees' issued a statement slamming the newly-election AAP MLAs for "inaction" regarding the violence that continued for the third consecutive day on Tuesday in northeast Delhi.

    "We are appalled by the complete avoidance of the issue by the newly-elected Delhi government and strongly condemn the inaction on their part," the statement said.

  • 18:04 (IST)

    Rioteers set fire to vehicles in Jyoti Nagar

    Mobs have set fire to vehicles in the Jyoti Nagar area of northeast Delhi on Tuesday evening, reports said.

    Meanwhile, reports also said that the Congress is likely to hold a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) over the violence that has gripped the National Capital for the third consecutive day on Tuesday. The meeting is scheduled for 10 am on Wednesday.

  • 17:50 (IST)

    Spoke to Narendra Modi about religious freedom in India: Donald Trump

    US president Donald Trump, addressing the media on the last leg of his maiden visit to India, when asked about the violence that gripped northeast Delhi for the entirety of his first day in India on Monday, said that he had discussed "religious freedom in India" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    "We talked about it for a long time and Narendra Modi said that (the government) values and wants religious freedom. I believe they are working very hard on it," he said.

  • 17:42 (IST)

    JK 24 journalist in serious condition, PTI reports

     

    The journalist of the JK 24 News channel who was shot at in the Maujpur area of northeast Delhi on Tuesday, Akash has sustained a bullet injury while covering the continuing violence. He has been admitted to the GTB hospital where his condition is serious.

  • 17:31 (IST)

    1,000 personnel of Delhi Police deployed in affected areas

    An armed battalion of Delhi Police, comprising around 1,000 personnel, is being deployed in violence-hit areas of Delhi while inter-state borders are being closely monitored, PTI reported.

    This was conveyed at a high-level meeting convened by Home Minister Amit Shah and attended by Delhi's LG Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik, among others.

    It was also decided in the meeting to enhance police-MLA coordination in the national capital and also reactive peace committees with representatives of all sections of society, religions and eminent local citizens, an official said.

  • 17:28 (IST)

    Violence continues in Khajoori Khas

    CNN-News18 on Tuesday evening reported that rioters with lathis have vandalised vehicles on the Pushta road. Two men who were recording the violence on the mobile were also thrashed with lathis, the report said.

  • 17:23 (IST)

    Fresh violence reported in Gamri area in northeast Delhi

     

    Fresh violence has erupted in the Gamri area of northeast Delhi, News18 reported, adding that five people have been injured as stone pelting continued in the area. The report also said that five shops were burnt and a total of 10 fire engines have been stationed on the spot.

  • 17:10 (IST)

    Situation grim in Chandbagh, Gokulpuri, Khajoori Khas

     

    The situation remained tense in areas affected by the violence in northeast Delhi for the third consecutive day on Tuesday. Reports said that while the Delhi Police and RAF conducted a flag march in the Khajoori Khas area of the district, the fire in the Gokulpuri market continued unabated for more than four hours.

    A mob had blocked an arterial road, reports said.

    Meanwhile, reports added that an armed mob had gathered at the Chandbagh area.

  • 16:58 (IST)

    Delhi Police, RAF conduct flag march in Khajoori Khaas

    Personnel of the Delhi Police and Rapid Action Force are conducting flag-march in Khajoori Khaas area of northeast Delhi as violence over Citizenship Amendment Act protests continued for the third consecutive day in the district. The toll in the violence rose to nine on Tuesday, which includes one constable.

  • 16:54 (IST)

    Delhi Police says non-availability of personnel aggravated violence

    The Delhi Police told the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday that it did not have adequate forces to immediately control the violence that hit parts of Delhi claiming nine lives, including that of a policeman, PTI reported.

    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 Delhi Police told the MHA that it did not have adequate forces to control the northeast Delhi violence immediately, which led to the situation getting aggravated.

  • 16:50 (IST)

    Reporters escape mobs 'on account of being Hindu'

    Journalists reporting from the sites of violence in northeast Delhi tweeted that scribes were getting beaten up and and also being asked their religion. Some reports also said that in some cases, the journalists had escaped on account of being Hindu. Of the journalists who were beaten up, one Arvind Gunasekar has been admitted to the GTB hospital.

    Mobs are also checking reporters' phones for photos and videos of the violence, reports said.

  • 16:41 (IST)

    Toll climbs to nine, says GTB hospital

    The toll in the violence that erupted in northeast Delhi has risen to nine, officials of the GTB hospital were quoted as saying by PTI.

  • 16:37 (IST)

    Wreath-laying ceremony for dead Delhi Police constable underway

    The wreath-laying ceremony of Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal, who lost his life during clashes in northeast Delhi on Monday, is underway, ANI reported.

  • 16:35 (IST)

    Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia meet injured in GTB violence

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday met the injured who have been admitted in the GTB hospital. Seven people lost their lives in violence that erupted during Citizenship Amendment Act protests on Monday.

  • 16:29 (IST)

    Journalist shot at in Maujpur admitted to GTB hospital

    Reports said that a journalist of the JK 24 News tv channel, who was shot at while covering the violence in northeast Delhi's Maujpur, has been admitted to the GTB hospital.

  • 16:27 (IST)

    Police-MLA coordination, controlling spread of rumours discussed in Amit Shah meeting

    MHA sources were quoted by reports as saying that the issues of hate-mongering, coordination between the Delhi Police and MLAs, and methods to curb rumours were discussed in the meeting between Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, and other leaders.

  • 16:20 (IST)

    Locals form human chain for safety of schoolchildren

    Locals in Yamuna Vihar in northeast Delhi made a human chain to escort schoolchildren to safety as violence over CAA protests continued in the district on Tuesday. The Telegraph also reported that there was no Delhi Police presence at the site.

  • 16:10 (IST)

    Anil Baijal appeals for peace

    Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday appealed for peace and order as violence continued for the third consecutive day in northeast Delhi areas.

    Speaking to the media after a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Baijal said, "Both the chief minister and I want that peace and harmony should remain intact in Delhi. We should do everything possible to maintain peace and order. We should also help the police in this." 

Delhi Violence Over CAA Protest Updates: Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a third high-level meeting as violence continued for the third day in Delhi. According to ANI, the meeting lasted for almost three hours and was attended by Delhi Police and home ministry officials. Newly-appointed Special Commissioner of Police SN Srivastava also attended the meeting.

In an advisory issued to private news channels, the Ministry for Information and Broadcasting asked TV channels to exercise cuation regarding content which is likely to incite violence or content which is likely to violate law and order. The advisory further advised TV channels against show casing content which is liekly to promote 'anti-national attitudes'.

The CBSE postponed Class 10, 12 exams in northeast Delhi which were scheduled to be held on Wednesday.

The toll in the continued violence in northeast Delhi rose to 13 on Tuesday night, reports said.

IPS SN Shrivastava was on Tuesday appointed as Special Commissioner (Law and Order) in Delhi Police, with immediate effect. A notification regarding this was issued by the Directorate General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Srivastava tenure with the CRPF was to continue till 30 June, 2021, News18 reported.

The Delhi Police on Tuesday evening clarified that no shoot at sight order has been issued for northeast Delhi area. "Jaffrabad road has been cleared and no shoot at sight order has been issued for North East Delhi," the statement was quoted by ANI as saying.

CNN-News18 reported that the victims of the continuing violence in the National Capital said that the rioters aren't locals.

Meanwhile, 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.

Even as the Delhi Police undertook steps to quell the continuing violence in several areas of northeast Delhi on Tuesday, incidents of arson continued on Tuesday evening in the Chandbagh area of the National Capital, reports said.

Rioters set afire to shops and pelted stones in a fresh wave of violence even as the police used tear gas to disperse the crowds, PTI reported. Paramilitary forces have also been deployed to bring the situation under control.

Rioters also set a bakery and several fruits carts on fire.

A curfew has been imposed in the Maujpur, Jafrabad, Chandbagh, and Karawal Nagar areas of northeast Delhi, India Today reported as violence continued for the third consecutive day over Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

"Delhi Police's Special CP Pravir Ranjan said that curfew has been imposed in violence-affected regions in northeast Delhi," the report said.

Mobs have set fire to vehicles in the Jyoti Nagar area of northeast Delhi on Tuesday evening, reports said.

Meanwhile, reports also said that the Congress is likely to hold a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) over the violence that has gripped the National Capital for the third consecutive day on Tuesday. The meeting is scheduled for 10 am on Wednesday.

The journalist of the JK 24 News channel who was shot at in the Maujpur area of northeast Delhi on Tuesday, Akash has sustained a bullet injury while covering the continuing violence. He has been admitted to the GTB hospital where his condition is serious.

The Delhi Police told the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday that it did not have adequate forces to immediately control the violence that hit parts of Delhi claiming nine lives, including that of a policeman, PTI reported.

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 Delhi Police told the MHA that it did not have adequate forces to control the northeast Delhi violence immediately, which led to the situation getting aggravated.

The toll in the violence that erupted in northeast Delhi has risen to nine, officials of the GTB hospital were quoted as saying by PTI.

Shots were fired in the Kardampuri area of northeast Delhi. News18 reported that firing occured between two groups and three paramilitary buses were rushed to the spot.

There was no police presence in the Khazoori Khas area of northeast Delhi even as violence continued for the third consecutive day over CAA protests. "Houses are being burned to the ground" in the area, CNN-News18 reported.

NDTV anchor and senior journalist Nidhi Razdan confirmed that two reporters of the TV channel were beaten up by pro-CAA protesters. They were only allowed to go after someone told the protesters they were Hindus and not Muslims.

A News18 TV anchor and journalist just reported that independent scribe and JNU alumni Arvind Gunasekaran and another NDTV reporter were beaten up by a mob that was setting a mosque on fire. The journalists were trying to film the act.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah was positive and all parties have stressed on restoring peace in the national capital. "Meeting with HM Amit Shah was positive and it was decided that all parties will take steps to restore peace," he told reporters after the meeting.

"The police are doing their bit and HM has assured that whatever force is needed, will be provided," Kejriwal said.

The Hauz Rani protestors called the police action on 23 February disproportionate and unprovoked. They said that there was no provocation at any point of the rlly from the people to incite police action.

Delhi High Court agrees to hear on Wednesday plea seeking FIR and arrest of persons involved in violence in North East Delhi over CAA. Filed by Harsh Mander, the plea seeks an FIR against Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh for hate speeches.

Talking after the conclusion of a meeting chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah, Lieutenant General Anil Baijal an Congress and BJP leaders, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that it was decided that parties will rise above politics to make efforts to bring back peace in Delhi. He added that Shah promised that as much police force required in Delhi will be deployed, after concerns were raised about the shortage of security personnel in violence-hit areas.

Incidents of stone-pelting have been reported in Kabir Nagar area near Maujpur metro station, despite the deployment of heavy security after similar reports earlier in the morning. Fire at some shops has not been doused yet, after the tyre market in Gokulpuri area was set ablaze.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an application filed by former Chief information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah and others seeking lodging of FIRs with regard to the recent violence in Delhi over the amended citizenship law. Meanwhile, a plea has been moved in Delhi High Court seeking independent judicial inquiry and compensation for the deceased persons.

Appealing to Delhiites to maintain peace, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said after a meeting with his MLAs and some officials that the violence reported during clashes in north east Delhi on Monday was "unfortunate". Addressing the media ahead of his 12 pm meet with Home Minister Amit Shah, he said that the District Magistrate has been asked to take out peace marches in the affected areas.

DCP (North East) Ved Prakash Surya in an order has prohibited the carrying of weapons, sticks or any other incendiary material that can be used for violence, keep in view the clashes witnessed in Delhi since Sunday. The order, which will be applicable till 24 March, also prohibits the assembly of four or more persons and any kind of demonstration without permission, apart from the distribution of communally sensitive material.

The death toll in the northeast Delhi violence climbed to seven, a senior police official told PTI on Tuesday. A Delhi Police head constable, Ratan Lal, was among the seven killed in the violence that erupted on Monday over the amended citizenship law. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday called a meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in the National Capital after violence in Northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law. Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and representatives of different political parties were invited for the meeting.

Till Monday, authorities had said at least four people, including Lal, were killed in the violence. They said that the death toll has increased to seven on Tuesday.

The home minister has convened a meeting to discuss the current situation in Delhi, a Home Ministry official said. The move came after the home minister reviewed the law and order situation in the national capital on Monday night as violence rocked Northeast Delhi.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called an urgent meeting of AAP MLAs at his residence at 10.30 am. The Fire Director of northeast Delhi told ANI that 45 fire calls were received between Monday and 3 am on Tuesday. Three firemen were injured and one fire tender was set ablaze.

Fresh incidents of stone-pelting were reported in Brahmpuri and Maujpur on Tuesday morning. Home minister Amit Shah held a late-night meeting in Delhi on Monday after clashes were reported in many parts of Delhi, including Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura and Maujpur. The meeting that started at 10 pm and concluded post-midnight was attended by the Delhi Commissioner of Police, Home Secretary, IB chief and other senior officials.

A head constable was among four people killed and at least 50 others, including several paramilitary and Delhi Police personnel, were injured as violence spiralled over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi, turning it into a battlefield on Monday with frenzied protesters torching houses, shops, vehicles and a petrol pump, and hurling stones.

This is the second day of clashes in the city where US President Donald Trump arrived on Monday evening on the main leg of his India visit.

Police fired tear gas shells and also resorted to lathi-charge as clashes broke out between pro and anti CAA groups at Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chandbagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura. Security personnel conducted flag marches and prohibitory orders were clamped to bring the situation under control. However, sporadic clashes continued late into the night in Maujpur and other areas.
Ratan Lal (42), a head constable attached to the office of the ACP Gokalpuri, died after he sustained injuries during stone-pelting at Gokalpuri.

Three other civilians succumbed to injuries in the clashes, a Delhi government official said, adding 50 people with injuries had come to the hospital for treatment.  At least 11 police personnel, including Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Shahdara, Amit Sharma and ACP (Gokalpuri) Anuj Kumar were injured while trying to quell the protests. Two CRPF police personnel were also injured, sources said.

Government sources said the violence in the national capital appears to have been "orchestrated" by some for publicity as it comes at a time when Trump is visiting the country. They said Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik was stationed at the police control room and closely monitoring the situation. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla told reporters the situation in the national capital was fully under control and sufficient forces were deployed on the ground. Officials said at least eight companies (100 personnel each) of central armed police were present on the ground, besides the Delhi Police.

However, Delhi minister and Babarpur MLA Gopal Rai tweeted that rioting was continuing at night in his constituency. "There is an atmosphere of terror in Babarpur, rioters are roaming and setting fire but there is no police force. I am calling the police commissioner Amulya Patnaik but he is not receiving his call. I urge Delhi LG and Home Minister to immediately deploy police force," Sisodia tweeted at around 10 pm.

Delhi government ordered the closure of all private and government schools in Northeast Delhi district will remain closed on Tuesday in the wake of the violence. A protestor fired multiple rounds in the air as a policeman was seen trying to stop him. The man is yet to be identified.

In Maujpur, pro and anti-CAA protesters indulged in stone-pelting and at least three vehicles were torched. Even closed shops were vandalised. At least one house was set on fire and plumes of smoke bellowed from the balcony. Pro-CAA protestors were also seen gheraoing and assaulting a man at Maujpur. Blood was oozing from his head, while some of the attackers raised provocative slogans. A petrol pump and two school buses were torched at Bhajanpura-Yamuna Vihar border during the rampage by the protestors.

Police have imposed section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits assembly of four or more people, in areas affected by violence in northeast Delhi. Vehicular traffic remained restricted on road number 59, which leads to Bhajanpura on one side and Ghaziabad via Gokulpuri flyover on the other side, causing inconvenience to commuters and locals, including students. At Gokalpuri, protestors resorted to stone-pelting in which Head Constable Ratan Lal was killed. At Bhajanpura Chowk, a fire tender was damaged by the protesters after it responded to an emergency call in the area.

Violence had occurred on Sunday also over the amended citizenship law near Jaffrabad over blocking off the road by anti-CAA protesters, while similar sit-ins were launched in several other parts of the national capital including Hauz Rani. The situation had escalated after BJP leader Kapil Mishra called a gathering on Sunday. Mishra demanded that police remove the anti-CAA protestors within three days.

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Updated Date: Feb 25, 2020 23:53:59 IST