CAA violence : Kejriwal calls for Army as death toll reaches 20 in Delhi

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Members of Rapid Action Force (RAF) move past smoldering debris after it was set on fire by demonstrators in a riot affected area after fresh clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 150 injured after three days of continuous violence in North East Delhi. The Delhi Police struggled to check the rioters who rampaged through parts of northeast Delhi on Tuesday looting, burning buildings and vehicle, and thrashing people. The areas which were mostly affected include Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura, Gokulpuri, Maujpur, Kardampuri and Jaffrabad.

189 injured, 20 dead – ANI

Sunil Kumar Gautam Medical Superintendent, Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital: Out of all the people that were brought to the hospital 189 are injured and 20 are dead.

Arvind Kejriwal asks for the Army’s help

“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.Army shud be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately.Am writing to Hon’ble HM to this effect”

Police have been given a free hand to bring the situation under control

The NSA has made it clear that lawlessness would not be allowed to remain in the national capital and adequate number of police forces and paramilitary forces have been deployed. The police have been given a free hand to bring the situation under control.

NSA Ajit Doval takes charge for bringing Delhi violence under control

NSA Ajit Doval has been given the charge of bringing Delhi violence under control. He’s going to brief PM and Cabinet about the situation. NSA last night visited Jafrabad, Seelampur and other parts of Northeast Delhi where he held talks with leaders of different communities.

All the injured victims shifted to another hospital

‘There were 4 bodies and 20 injured victims at a hospital in Chand Bagh. We had to shift them to another hospital as per High Court orders. All the victims have been shifted to another hospital now, so that they can get proper medical treatment,” says DK Gupta, Additional DCP.

Delhi High Court issues notice to Delhi Police

Delhi High Court issues notice to Delhi Police and asks senior officials to remain present in the court in connection with a plea on violence in Delhi’s North East district.

NSA Doval reaches Seelampur, holds meet with Delhi top cop

Taking account of the rampant violence in North-East Delhi, the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik reached Seelampur area on Tuesday night.

The two had a meeting with DCP North-East to discuss ways to restore normalcy in the region.

The meeting between the top officials continued for about half an hour as a DCP rank officer told IANS the meeting began at 11:15 p.m. and ended at around 11:45 p.m.

Delhi violence: HC tells police to ensure safe passage, treatment of injured

In a midnight hearing, the Delhi High Court directed police to ensure safe passage and emergency treatment for those injured in the violence over the amended citizenship law.

The hearing took place at the residence of Justice S Murlidhar on an urgent plea seeking safe passage for the injured to medical institutions with adequate facilities.

The Bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Anup J Bhambhani directed the Delhi Police to deploy all resources to ensure this.

CBSE exams on Feb 26 postponed in violence-hit north-east Delhi

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday postponed class 10 and 12 exams scheduled for February 26 in north east part of Delhi.

The order has been issued on the request of Directorate of Education of Delhi government in the view of violence in North-East part of the national capital.

“On the request of Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi and to avoid inconvenience to students, staffs, and parents, the Board has decided to postpone Class 10 and 12 exams scheduled for February 26 in north east part of Delhi,” a press note said.

However, the board said that exams in the rest of the Delhi shall be conducted as scheduled.

Entry, exit gates at 5 metro stations in North-East Delhi opened

Entry and exit gates at all five metro stations in North-East Delhi, which were closed in view of violence in the area have been opened, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said on Wednesday.

“Entry and exit gates at all stations have been opened. Normal services have resumed in all stations,” DMRC tweeted.

Five Delhi Metro stations in the North-East district — Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar were shut down in view of the violent clashes over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Northeast Delhi violence: HC holds midnight hearing, directs police to ensure treatment of injured

In a midnight hearing, the Delhi High Court directed police to ensure safe passage to government hospitals and emergency treatment for those injured in the communal violence erupted in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law.

The court held a special hearing, which started at 12:30 am, at the residence of Justice S Muralidhar after receiving a call from an advocate explaining the dire circumstances under which the victims were unable to be removed from a small hospital to the GTB Hospital.