Delhi Pro And Anti-CAA Violence: 13 Dead, 150 Injured And CBSE Exams Postponed
Delhi violence by pro and anti-CAA protestors left 13 people killed and more than 150 including a child injured. Armed mobs had a free run in the northeast Delhi just 15 km from the US President Donal Trump and his family. There were stones and glasses strewn on the streets and people were sitting behind closed doors.
Delhi police was criticized for delayed action that led to loss of life and property of the people. Also, CBSE had to postpone the board exams to be held in affected areas. Delhi police responded with brute force. Also, the National Security Advisor AjitDoval visited the office of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Northeast Delhi to take stock of the situation.
Highlights of the event
- The Union Home Ministry said ruled out calling in the army saying that the situation was under control and there was adequate police force to control the mob.
- But Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik first contradicted the ministry’s claim by saying that there was lack of force but later he gave another statement saying that police have full support of ministry.
- Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal along with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia prayed before the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and urged people to stop violence.
- Delhi Police cleared the sit-in protest by a group of anti-CAA supporters at the Jaffrabad Metro Station.
- Section 144 promulgated in the northeast Delhi to ban large gatherings. Delhi Police also appealed for peace.