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Delhi violence HIGHLIGHTS: Iran foreign minister condemns Delhi violence

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 3, 2020 11:58:35 am
Delhi violence LIVE updates: Congress to demand Amit Shah resignation over Delhi riots in Parliament Budget Session today Delhi remained on edge Sunday as rallies during the day and rumours in the evening led to several panicked calls to the police over fears of violence in parts of the city. (Express Photo Abhinav Saha)

Delhi violence HIGHLIGHTS: Maximum number of distress calls were received by the police from West Delhi, Dwarka, and Outer Delhi after rumours of violence spread across parts of the national capital on Sunday. 481 calls were received from west Delhi, followed by 310 from Dwarka and 22 from Outer Delhi, said Delhi Police in a release listing out district-wise count of distress calls received on Sunday.

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Over 40 persons — 21 from Northwest district, 1 from Rohini district, 18 from South district and one from Southeast district — have also been arrested for rumour-mongering so far. The death toll in the violence in northeast Delhi which broke out last week rose to 47 on Monday afternoon.

On the first day of the Budget Session, Congress, Trinamool and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP’s staged separate dharnas over the violence in northeast Delhi last week. Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, Shashi Tharoor and others held placards demanding the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah. There was no fresh incident of violence on Monday and security personnel have been deployed in Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar, Bhajanpura, Yamuna Vihar and Mustafabad, news agency PTI reported.

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Maujpur, Gokulpuri, Bhajanpura, Jaffrabad, Chandbagh and Khajuri Khas Northeast Delhi Violence: The death toll in Delhi violence rose to 47 on Monday. The Delhi Police on Monday arrested one person from Rohini on charges of rumour-mongering yesterday. Follow this space for the latest updates.

23:53 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Several shops reopen in violence hit northeast Delhi's Maujpur

Several shops reopened in the epicentre of the recent northeast Delhi violence that has claimed more than 40 lives till now. Security personnel are still deployed in the area and could be seen sitting outside several shops. Many shopkeepers said the security forces deployed in the area gave them the confidence to open shops, PTI reported.  Amid violent clashes in the Delhi many shops and their security cameras were damaged and several shopkeepers suffered great losses in the last week since no customers turned up. 

22:55 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Iran foreign minister condemns Delhi violence

Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday condemned  the recent 'violence against Muslims' in india and  said the 'path forward lies in peaceful diaogue'.Taking to Twitter, the minister said, 'Iran condemns the wave of organized violence against Indian Muslims. For centuries, Iran has been a friend of India. We urge Indian authorities to ensure the wellbeing of ALL Indians & not let senseless thuggery prevail. Path forward lies in peaceful dialogue and rule of law."Iran condemns the wave of organized violence against Indian Muslims.For centuries, Iran has been a friend of India. We urge Indian authorities to ensure the wellbeing of ALL Indians & not let senseless thuggery prevail.Path forward lies in peaceful dialogue and rule of law.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) March 2, 2020 Before this, on February 28, the Indonesian foreign ministry had summoned the Indian ambassador to discuss the Delhi violence that has claimed over 40 lives till now. “The government of Indonesia has complete confidence that the government of India will be able to manage the situation and ensure the harmonious relations among its religious communities", said the Indonesian foreign ministry.

22:25 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Delhi violence: For many families, search for missing loved ones continues

For many families of Northeast Delhi, search for their missing loved ones continues. A lot of people are making rounds of GTB and RML hospitals for the news of their missing relatives. Express photographer Amit Mehra tells the story through heartbreaking pictures here.

21:41 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Man with 10,000 followers on social media arrested for rumour mongering

One person named Abhishek Shukla, aged 24 Years has been arrested by Cyber Crime Cell, for spreading rumours about riots in Nihal Vihar area of West Delhi. The arrested accused has over 10,000 followers on social media, and was using his following to spread rumours. His mobile phone has been recovered and the alleged social media post has been confirmed to have been posted from his profile. His further antecedents are being examined.

21:20 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Sharing hate messages on social media can land you in jail for 3 years: Delhi govt panel

A hate message or fake news shared via Whatsapp or social media can now lead to three years of imprisonment in Delhi, the Assembly’s newly constituted ‘Peace and Harmony committee’ said on Monday. The panel also said it would launch a mobile number and an email ID on Tuesday for people to complain against provocative messages and fake news being circulated in the wake of the violence that unleashed in parts of northeast Delhi last week. Read more...

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19:52 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Don't panic, call cental police control room to verify unconfirmed reports: Delhi Police chief

Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava said some anti-social elements are trying to spread rumours in Delhi. "Instead of panicking, please call the central police control room of Delhi Police to confirm any report you get," he said. Special Commissioner (Law and Order) Shrivastava took up the additional charge of the police commissioner after Amulya Patnaik demitted the office on Saturday.

19:00 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Delhi Police denies permission for Tuesday march from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar

Delhi Police have denied permission for a march scheduled on Tuesday morning from Ramlila Ground to Jantar Mantar. "The organiser (N Sai Balaji, Co-ordinator) had submitted an application at P S Parliament Street regarding march from Ramlila Ground to Jantar Mantar via RS Flyover from 1000 hours onwards on 03.03.2020, which was received by central Distt also. The permission for the same has not been granted. The organiser has been informed accordingly," Delhi police Additional PRO Anil Mittal.

18:46 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Police got 481 distress calls from West Delhi; 40 arrested for rumour mongering

Maximum number of distress calls were received by the police from West Delhi, Dwarka, and Outer Delhi after rumours of violence spread across parts of the national capital on Sunday. 481 calls were received from west Delhi, followed by 310 from Dwarka and 22 from Outer Delhi, said Delhi Police in a release listing out district-wise count of distress calls received on Sunday.

17:56 (IST)02 Mar 2020
NCW members meet women from violence-affected areas in Delhi

NCW members met the police, families and especially women from violence-affected areas in Delhi to take stock of the situation.

17:02 (IST)02 Mar 2020
After receiving panic call, South East Delhi DCP urges people to stay away from rumours

After receiving panic call, South East Delhi DCP urges people to stay away from rumours.

16:46 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Lt Governor Anil Baijal visits violence-affected areas in Northeast Delhi

Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday visited violence-affected areas in northeast Delhi to take stock of the situation and interacted with the locals there. An official said Baijal, accompanied by senior police officials, visited Shiv Vihar, one of the worst-hit areas, and Karawal Nagar area.

15:52 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Action initiated against 18 persons, 2 cases registered for rumour mongering

Action has been initiated against 18 persons and two cases have been registered under appropriate sections for rumor-mongering in Delhi on February 2, 2020, DCP (South) Atul Thakur.

15:00 (IST)02 Mar 2020
'Rs 1 crore to kin, job for a family member of IB officer killed in violence': Kejriwal announces relief

Delhi government has announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the family of the IB officer killed in Delhi violence. "We are announcing a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the family of Intelligence Bureau official Ankit Sharma and a member of their family will be given a job by Delhi government," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

13:32 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Over 92 per cent attendence recorded in CBSE board exams in violence-hit northeast Delhi

Over 92 per cent attendence was recorded in the board exams in violence-hit northeast Delhi on Monday, the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) said. Out of the total 2,888 registered candidates, 2,837 students appeared for the board exams in northeast Delhi on Monday.

13:23 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Delhi Police arrests one person for rumour-mongering

The Delhi Police on Monday arrested one person from Rohini on charges of rumour-mongering yesterday.

12:30 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Protests outside Parliament over northeast Delhi violence

Rajya Sabha proceedings were Monday adjourned till 2 pm amid protests over the riots in northeast Delhi last week. Congress, Trinamool and AAP MPs staged separate dharnas near the Gandhi statue over the Delhi riots.  

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi protested against Delhi violence during the first day of the Budget Session in Parliament on Monday. (Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs on Monday protested outside Parliament against the violence in Delhi last week. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)
12:00 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Delhi violence: Death toll touches 46, here is the full list of deceased

The death toll due to the violence in northeast Delhi last week touched 46 on Monday, with four more fresh deaths reported from the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital. Till now, 38 deaths have been reported from GTB Hospital, three from Lok Nayak Hospital, one from Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital, four from RML.

11:40 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Delhi High Court asks police to file status report on rehabilitation of violence-affected people

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked police to file a status report on steps taken for treatment and rehabilitation of violence-affected people in northeast Delhi, news agency PTI reported.

11:17 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Supreme Court to hear plea for lodging FIRs over hate speeches on March 4

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to hear a plea seeking registration of FIRs against politicians for hate speeches on March 4, news agency PTI reported. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde agreed to hear the plea filed by riot victims. Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for the riot victims said that the Delhi High Court has deferred for four weeks matters related to riots in the national capital despite the fact that people were still dying due to the recent violence.

10:36 (IST)02 Mar 2020
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ensures relief to Delhi violence victims

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday tweeted that the government is working towards providing relief to those in need. 'We are working 24/7 to make sure relief efforts reach all in need. If u know of anyone who is in need, use #DelhiRelief to reach us. Pl do mention exact address/contact details so that we can reach him. We will ensure a quick response from our agencies,' he tweeted.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to the people to provide details of the needy for a quick response from government agencies. Over 92 per cent attendance was recorded in the CBSE board exams in northeast Delhi on Monday. Earlier during the day, the Supreme Court decided to hear on March 4 a plea filed by Delhi riot victims seeking registration of FIRs against politicians for hate speeches which allegedly led to violence in the national capital.

The national capital remained on edge Sunday as rallies during the day and rumours in the evening led to several panicked calls to the police over fears of violence in parts of the city. Police said that no violent incidents had taken place and that they were patrolling various areas. Delhi Police tweeted that some anti-social elements were spreading rumours to disturb peace. "It has been observed that some anti-social elements are spreading rumours to disturb peace. People are advised to neither spread nor trust the rumours. Law and order situation of the whole city is under control," it said.

At least 47 peace committee meetings have been held in affected localities. “We have controlled the situation in northeast Delhi,” Additional CP M S Randhawa told reporters on Friday.

“We have registered 167 FIRs and arrested or detained 885 people in connection with the violence. A total of 36 cases have been registered under the Arms Act. Thirteen FIRs have been also registered against accounts operating from different platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc and posting provocative content. Several social media accounts and web links involved in circulation of unlawful, offensive content have been suspended/removed through concerned platforms,” said Delhi Police spokesperson Mandeep Singh Randhawa.

Meanwhile, six days after riots broke out in Delhi, three bodies remain unidentified, with families claiming two of the dead at GTB Hospital on Saturday. For the first day, there was no rise in the death toll, which stands at 42.

With the hospital completing post-mortems of 11 on Saturday, six bodies now remain in the mortuary, including the three unidentified ones.

Meanwhile, the Gokalpuri and Maujpur main markets saw some hustle and bustle, with most shops open, except those that burnt down. Security forces continue to be deployed in Mustafabad, Shiv Vihar and some other areas.