At least 23 people have been killed in so far in the violence since Sunday. (Photo Credit: IANS)
The US embassy on Wednesday issued a security alert, urging its citizens staying in India to exercise caution and maintain a “low profile” in the wake of communal violence in northeast Delhi over amended citizenship law (CAA). “Avoid all areas with demonstrations. It is important that you monitor local media outlets for updates on demonstrations, road and Metro closures, and possible curfews,” the embassy said in its advisory.
US Embassy in India issues advisory to its citizens, "Exercise caution in light of violent demonstrations in Northeast Delhi". pic.twitter.com/m3UjxZsM90— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2020
At least 23 people have been killed in so far in the violence since Sunday. More than 180 people have sustained injured after violence broke out in Jafrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh and other localities of Northeast Delhi.
“The Government of India-imposed law that prohibits political gatherings of four or more people – known as Section 144 – remains in effect in certain areas,” the advisory stated. “Actions to Take: Avoid locations where heavy traffic or road closures or protests are expected. Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Monitor local media for updates. Follow the instructions of local authorities,” it added.
The advsiory comes even as the Delhi Police has claimed to have arrested 106 people for their alleged involvement in the violence and registered 18 FIRs.
"No untoward incident was reported on Wednesday and PCR calls from northeast Delhi have reduced," Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Mandeep Singh Randhawa told reporters. Police also released two helpline numbers -- 011-22829334, 22829335 -- for people to reach out during distress.