News Nation has learnt that more than 7,000 security personnel have been deployed in the violence-affected region. Drones are being used to keep a strict vigil in the area. (Photo Credit: Reuters Photo)
New Delhi :
Riot-hit North-East Delhi is picking its battered soul to limp back to normalcy and semblance of sanity after whatever the orgy of violence that gripped the city for three days. No major incidents were reported from areas of Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Bhajanpura, Ghonda and other parts of North-East Delhi. The Delhi Police, accused of sheer incompetence in controlling the riots, is trying to restore faith with multiple flag marches and visits of top officials. News Nation has learnt that more than 7,000 security personnel have been deployed in the violence-affected region. Drones are being used to keep a strict vigil in the area. As mayhem subsides, the locals are gearing up for a upheaval task of rebuilding their lives. Here are 10 latest updates from the riot-hit regions of Delhi:
1: The death count in the Delhi riots went up to 42 on Friday. Nearly 300 people were injured in the violence that coincided with US President Donald Trumps’ India visit on February 24.
2: Lt Governor Anil Baijal is set to visit the areas affected by communal violence later in the day.
3: A forensic team of the Delhi Police reached the house of AAP councillor Tahir Hussain in Chandbagh area to collect evidence in the murder case against him. Hussain, who was slapped with murder charges, was suspended by the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday.
4: Delhi Police officials have repeatedly appealed to people to remain calm and go back to their usual work. Extra diligence is being paid to make sure that no anti-social element is able to spread rumours.
5: More than 300 meetings have been conducted by the peace committees to instil confidence in people and ensure communal harmony in these difficult times.
6: Civic workers were seen picking up pieces of glasses and stones littered on roads. Major clean-up operation is being conducted by municipal workers.
7: Security officials heaved a sigh of relief after the Friday prayers went without any trouble. Entire Norh-East district was on high alert due to ‘Jumma’ namaz.
8: The political blame-game continues with both Congress and the BJp attacking each other over the riots. On Friday, senior Congress leader Kaoil Sibal said that, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi woke up after 69 hours and appealed for peace and calm in Delhi. He should have done it earlier. But Home Minister Amit Shah made no such appeal. The Home Minister should have visited the affected areas.”
9: To this Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back at the Grand Old Party of India and said that, "BJP condemns the pure politicking of Congress during such sensitive issues when we should all talk collectively about peace, harmony."
10: The Central Board of Secondary Education has postponed class 10 and 12 exams scheduled on February 28 and 29 in the violence-hit North East Delhi and parts of East Delhi, officials said. The exam postponement announcement by the CBSE came for the third time this week due to communal violence in North-East Delhi.
(With agency inputs)