A head constable was one among the five killed after the anti-CAA protest turned violent on Monday. Here are all the details of the Delhi riots.
Hours before President Donald Trump came to India, a riot broke out in the capital resulting in the death of five people including a police constable. The anti-CAA protest that began peacefully soon turned violent with people peddling stones and burning properties. The Citizenship Bill has been receiving criticism right from the beginning considering it to be biased against one religion and community. While Delhi saw major protests against the same, the recent one turned into a violent riot.
Allegedly, the riots began after BJP's Kapil Mishra made provocative speeches on 23rd Feb 2020, where the protestors had gathered on a dharna to protest against CAA. A clash broke out between the right-wing and the anti-CAA protestors, things went out of hand when police began firing gas bombs and opened a lathi-charge on the protestors at Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chandbagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura. People also accused the police of taking sides with the right-wing in the protest. On Monday, people set a tyre market on fire in Gokulpuri. Owing to all these incidents, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will be holding a meeting with the MLA's of the area.
Take a look:
Delhi: Security has been deployed in Gokulpuri area. Clashes had broken out between two groups in the area yesterday during which one Delhi Police head constable had lost his life and Shahdara DCP Amit Sharma was injured. pic.twitter.com/87QlKIqMqo— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
Delhi: MLAs and officials arrive at the residence of CM Arvind Kejriwal. The CM has called an urgent meeting of MLAs and officials of the violence-hit areas of Delhi. pic.twitter.com/NKcELXsoKG— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police: We are continuously taking action and forces have been deployed in Brahampuri, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, and other areas. We are dispersing any gathering and peace committees are holding talks with people to maintain peace. #NortheastDelhi pic.twitter.com/rJUtXJkC3z— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: I appeal to all Delhites to maintain peace. We are worried about the violence in #NortheastDelhi. Several policemen&civilians were injured&some lost their lives. Several houses were set ablaze and shops were damaged. It is very unfortunate. pic.twitter.com/81T9484psc— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: MLAs of the affected areas informed me that there is a severe shortage of police force and police can't take action till they receive orders from the top. I have also asked District Magistrates to take out peace march with police in these areas. https://t.co/K9UcxvCSYR— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: The hospital authorities have been asked to be prepared and provide quality medical aid to the injured coming there. Fire department has been asked to coordinate with Police and reach the affected areas on time. pic.twitter.com/oGPfdlZfIT— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: In the meeting, the MLAs of the border areas have said that people are coming from outside. There is a need to seal the borders and do preventive arrests. https://t.co/ev0btR9pm1 pic.twitter.com/bLSNe41hqV— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
This is the worst case scenario. Our democracy only gives us the right to peaceful protests. There is no room for this sort of violence https://t.co/23lqOCAE2R— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) February 24, 2020
Follow this thread. there are few journalists on the ground doing amazing work right now https://t.co/SGFDRazHgz— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) February 24, 2020
News channels ,— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) February 24, 2020
There is violences in streets of our national capital but all of the channels are beaming the 'Trumps in Agra' live.
When there is violence, the media and the cameras become witnesses and collectors of evidence. Please!