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Delhi Violence Over CAA Protests Updates: Toll rises to 3 after another protester dies in clashes, 20 injured taken to GTB hospital

Delhi Violence Over CAA Protests LIVE Updates: CNN-News18 reported that one more civilian has died due to the violence that erupted during CAA protests in Delhi's northeast area on Monday. This is the third casualty reported since violence escalated on Monday.

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Delhi Violence Over CAA Protests Updates: Toll rises to 3 after another protester dies in clashes, 20 injured taken to GTB hospital

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22:10 (ist)

Second protester dead, say reports

CNN-News18 reported that one more civilian has died due to the violence that erupted during CAA protests in Delhi's northeast area on Monday. This is the third casualty reported since violence escalated on Monday.

According to the report, the protester was declared dead before arrival at the GTB hospital in the area.

20:21 (ist)

More than 20 people injured in Jaffrabad protest 

An official of the GTB hospital was quoted by ANI as saying that more than 20 people who were injured during violence that erupted on the sidelines of an anti-CAA protest at the Jaffrabad area of Delhi on Monday have been admitted in the casualty ward with "serious injuries" and are receiving treatment.

19:33 (ist)

Eight CRPF companies deployed in northeast Delhi

Eight CRPF companies have been deployed in light of the violence that gripped areas of northeast Delhi on Monday, News18 reported, adding that two companies of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and one company of women security personnel have also been deployed.

According to reports one constable has died and 37 are injured since the violence erupted on Monday. The Indian Express also reported that one civilian had also died.

19:25 (ist)

One civilian dead in Monday violence, reports The Indian Express

One civilian has also died in the violence that erupted on the sidelines of an anti-CAA protest in the northeast area of Delhi on Monday, The Indian Express reported. The civilian death comes after one police constable also died in the violence, while 37 personnel were injured.

"A civilian named Mohd Furqan was killed during violence over CAA in northeast Delhi today. One police constable was also killed in the violence while 37 police personnel were injured," the report said.

18:44 (ist)

Pro and anti-CAA protesters heckle journalists

Journalists reporting from the sites of violence in the northeast districts of Delhi shared harrowing experiences on social media. Tanushree Pandey of India Today tweeted that protesters "from both sides" had "heckled and thrashed" members of the media.

She further added, "I was told 'Camera band karle warna gaad denge yahin pe (Shut the camera or we'll bury you here)'. All this while 10 men were holding me tightly from my waist and shoulders. Have never felt so scared! Camera person was pushed badly with lathis."

Several other journalists shared visuals from the affected areas which showed the extent of damage done. Section 144 has been imposed in the northeast districts.

18:02 (ist)

Delhi Metro shuts five stations in light of violence in North East district

The Delhi Metro on Monday evening shut the entry and exit gates of the Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar stations in light of the violence that erupted in several spots of the northeast Delhi area on the sidelines of an anti-CAA protest. "Trains will terminate at Welcome metro station," the tweet said.

17:36 (ist)

Attempts on to provoke violence since yesterday

CNN-News18 reported that Monday's violence in various spots of the North East Delhi area comes on the back of "multiple efforts to provoke violence" since Sunday.

"Around 3 pm (on Sunday), 5-6 people infiltrated the protest in Jaffrabad and shouted provocative pro CAA slogans. Thankfully, an alert cop nipped it in the bud and asked his men to take them away. A short while later, another man tried the same thing and was taken away by the police. The protesters were angry, but police acted fast in this instance."

17:30 (ist)

Locals set Muslim shrine ablaze in Chandbagh, reports AFP

AFP Factcheck shared a video of the violence that erupted in North East Delhi's Chandbagh area, and reported that a shrine of a Muslim saint was likely to have been set ablaze by locals. The report also said that with locals carrying petrol bombs and shouting pro-Hindu slogans while setting the shrine on fire, the situation in the National Capital is tense.

17:19 (ist)

Situation tense in Maujpur-Jaffrabad

Reporters are sharing videos from Maujpur-Jaffrabad area where reportedly pro-CAA protesters have set shops on fire. Videos haven't been independently verified by Firstpost.

17:01 (ist)

What happened in Maujpur on Sunday

Clashes have been ongoing in Maujpur since Sunday after Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra gathered along with pro-CAA supporters next to the Maujpur-Babarpur Metro Station, two-kilometre from the Jaffrabad anti-CAA protest site on Sunday afternoon.

At least 500 people, mostly women, were staging a sit-in since Saturday night on the road outside Jaffrabad Metro Station in northeast Delhi. The road where the protest began on Saturday night connects Seelampur with Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar.

Taking to Twitter, Mishra said, “We have given a three-day ultimatum to the Delhi Police to get the road cleared. Get the Jafrabad and Chandbagh road cleared”. According to reports, the former MLA left between 4-4.30 pm, an hour and a half after he had arrived. The violence began almost immediately after, with a group of people seen running from the Jaffrabad side towards Babarpur. 

16:31 (ist)

Situation extremely tense in Maujpur

The Indian Express reported that the situation in Maujpur is extremely tense. The report further added that after the Delhi Police lobbed tear gas to disperse the crowd "it caused a stampede". 

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Feb 24, 2020 - 23:32 (IST)

Nine-year-old injured in violence

A nine-year-old has been injured in the violence that erupted in northeast Delhi's Kadampuri, News18 reported. He is reportedly being treated at the GTB hospital.

Feb 24, 2020 - 23:19 (IST)

Delhi Police holds foot marches, appeals for crowds to disperse

Satish Golcha, Special Commissioner of Police (Crime), Delhi, said, "We'are trying to maintain law and order. We've been requesting everyone to come forward to support Delhi Police in maintaining law and order. Our officers are holding foot marches and appealing gatherings to peacefully disperse."

Feb 24, 2020 - 23:12 (IST)

Schools to remain shut in northeast Delhi

Manish Sisodia on Monday announced private and public schools in the northeast district will remain shut in light of the violence that erupted during CAA protests. Sisodia also said that he had spoken to HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, asking him to postpone board examinations for schools in the district.

Feb 24, 2020 - 22:57 (IST)

Delhi Police detains one person 

The Indian Express reported that the Delhi Police detained a 33-year-old for allegedly firing eight rounds in northeast Delhi's Maujpur. He has reportedly been identified as Shahrukh and the investigation into the incident is on.

Feb 24, 2020 - 22:43 (IST)

Constable's killing is ploy to embarrass India: Meenakshi Lekhi

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, in a tweet, condoled the death of constable Ratan Lal in the violence that erupted during CAA protests on Monday and said that the "killing" was a "ploy to embarass India".

She said, "Shocked to hear the death of HC Sh Ratanlal in a brutal and barbaric manner. This reminds me of massacre of Sikhs in Chattisinghpura during Clinton’s visit. Incidents change but anti-India forces remain the same. Ploy to embarrass India, request all to remain calm and maintain peace".

Feb 24, 2020 - 22:24 (IST)

Delhi Police, RAF conduct march to control law and order in affected areas

Companies of the RAF and the Delhi Police conducted a march at the Jaffrabad metro station in a bid to control law and order.

 

Feb 24, 2020 - 22:10 (IST)

Second protester dead, say reports

CNN-News18 reported that one more civilian has died due to the violence that erupted during CAA protests in Delhi's northeast area on Monday. This is the third casualty reported since violence escalated on Monday.

According to the report, the protester was declared dead before arrival at the GTB hospital in the area.

Feb 24, 2020 - 21:56 (IST)

Delhi Police registers case against 18 people for anti-CAA protest in Malviya Nagar yesterday

The Delhi Police have registered a case against several people under sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) pertaining to rioting, criminal conspiracy, and unlawful assembly over the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in the city's Malviya Nagar on Sunday. According to police, as many as 18 people have been named in the FIR. 

A case was registered under Sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of functions), 353 (criminal force to deter public servant), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (acts by several persons) of the IPC.

Demonstrators at the anti-CAA protest in Malviya Nagar area on Sunday had alleged that the police lathi-charged them. "Protesters tried to block traffic at multiple locations. Some of them verbally and physically abused cops and pushed female police personnel towards barricades," Atul Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South, had said on Sunday.

(ANI)

Feb 24, 2020 - 21:42 (IST)

'Who has set fire to Delhi?,' asks Manish Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has tweeted saying, "I have been in Delhi for three decades. Never felt so scared in my own city. What has happened? Who are the people who have set fire to Delhi? Very sad and embarrassed today. This is our beloved Delhi. It is the capital of the country. It has to be saved."

Feb 24, 2020 - 21:29 (IST)

Priyanka Gandhi appeals for peace

Reacting to the violence in Delhi on Monday, "Today, the capital, New Delhi, saw violence throughout the day. Violence creates difficulties for common people and the country. We are all responsible for stopping it. This is the country of Mahatma Gandhi, and of peace. I appeal to all residents of Delhi to maintain peace and request Congress workers to make efforts to maintain peace."

Delhi Violence Over CAA Protests LATEST Updates: CNN-News18 reported that one more civilian has died due to the violence that erupted during CAA protests in Delhi's northeast area on Monday. This is the third casualty reported since violence escalated on Monday.

According to the report, the protester was declared dead before arrival at the GTB hospital in the area.

Seven students of the Jamia Millia Islamia university have been detained by Delhi Police as they intended to protest at the police headquarters on Monday.

A protester has succumbed to his injuries in the National Capital's GTB hospital, News18 reported. This is the second casualty in the violence that erupted in the northeast area of Delhi on Monday.

Ten other protesters are "grievously" injured, the report added. One constable also lost his life in the protests on Monday, while 37 were injured.

Lawyers, journalists and other Twitter users questioned Home Minister Amit Shah's silence on the violence that erupted in northeast Delhi on Monday and said that there should be accountability regarding the situation.

Meanwhile, US president Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in the capital on their maiden visit to India.

One civilian has also died in the violence that erupted on the sidelines of an anti-CAA protest in the northeast area of Delhi on Monday, The Indian Express reported. The civilian death comes after one police constable also died in the violence, while 37 personnel were injured.

"A civilian named Mohd Furqan was killed during violence over CAA in northeast Delhi today. One police constable was also killed in the violence while 37 police personnel were injured," the report said.

Thirty-seven police personnel have been injured in clashes over Sunday and Monday in the northeast area of Delhi, News18 reported. The report said that an FIR has also been filed regading the violence in the Hauz Rani area on Sunday.

"Violence is not a solution to any dispute," Kapil Mishra said on Monday after violence broke out on the side lines of an anti-CAA protest in several areas of North East Delhi. Monday's violence comes after Mishra led a pro-CAA protest at the Maujpur area of the district.

He appealed to the protesters to "exercise restraint".

CNN-News18 reported that Monday's violence in various spots of the North East Delhi area comes on the back of "multiple efforts to provoke violence" since Sunday.

"Around 3 pm (on Sunday), 5-6 people infiltrated the protest in Jaffrabad and shouted provocative pro CAA slogans. Thankfully, an alert cop nipped it in the bud and asked his men to take them away. A short while later, another man tried the same thing and was taken away by the police. The protesters were angry, but police acted fast in this instance."

According to the Delhi Police, "Some incidents of violence and arson have been reported in the areas of North East district, particularly in the areas of Maujpur, Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur." News18 quoted the cops and said that the Delhi Police have appealed to the people of Delhi, particularly to the North East District, to maintain peace and harmony and not to believe in any false rumors."

A head constable has been killed during clashes with anti-CAA protesters in northeast Delhi, Delhi Police told news agencies. For the second consecutive day, clashes broke out in northeast Delhi Maujpur area as pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters pelted stones at each other. According to ANI, one DCP has been reportedly injured.

On Monday, the Delhi Police had to fire tear gas shells to disperse the protesters. The police constable died during the clash. Stone pelting incidents were reported near Maujpur Babarpur Metro Station while some vehicles were set on fire in Yamuna Vihar. At least two vehicles and a fire tender were torched in Jaffrabad and Maujpur. The injured have been taken to GTB hospital.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) closed the entry and exit gates of Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur stations. Trains will not be halting at these stations.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took notice of the violence and urged the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Home Minister Amit Shah to restore law and order in the area. “Very distressing news regarding disturbance of peace and harmony in parts of Delhi coming in. I sincerely urge Hon’ble LG n Hon’ble Union Home Minister to restore law and order n ensure that peace and harmony is maintained. Nobody should be allowed to orchestrate flagrations,” he tweeted.

In response, Baijal said that he has instructed the Delhi Police and the Commissioner of Police to ensure that law and order is maintained in North East Delhi. "The situation is being closely monitored. I urge everyone to exercise restraint for the maintenance of peace and harmony," news agencies quoted him as saying.

In Maujpur, where clashes had broken out on Sunday evening after BJP leader Kapil Mishra called a rally in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act, police fired tear gas shells and resorted to lathi-charge after pro and anti-CAA protesters again resorted to heavy stone pelting on Monday, said television reports.

The Delhi president of the All India Students Association tweeted out a video (Firstpost could not independently verify the veracity of the claim) which showed attackers targetting Muslim home in the Jaffrabad area.

According to PTI, protesters also torched atleast two houses and a fire tender which responded to a fire call in the Chandbagh area of Jaffrabad. The Delhi Metro closed entry and exit at the Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur stations as the situation remained tense.

According to Reuters, clashes also broke out in the Yamuna Vihar area, around 17 kilometeres from the Hyderabad House where US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are to hold talks tomorrow.

Delhi Police have imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in 10 locations of northeast Delhi.

Meanwhile, the anti-CAA protest led by women near the Jaffrabad Metro station continued peacefully. More than 500 women have been staging a sit-in since Saturday night, after a road near Shaheen Bagh was thrown open by protesters. The protesters have been sitting at Road number 66, which connects Seelampur with Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar, prompting the Delhi Metro authorities to close the entry and exit gates of the station.

With inputs from PTI

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