Delhi Violence Today Highlights: All schools in northeast Delhi will remain closed till March 7 in view of the violence that broke out in the area, officials said on Saturday. The situation, they said, was not conducive for conducting examinations in the riot-affected areas. The violence which broke out on Sunday has claimed 42 lives. In the last 24 hours, security personnel intensified peace-keeping measures across neighbourhoods and held flag marches and spoke to people about keeping calm in the face of any provocation. Police used microphones to make the announcements.
According to the police, 123 FIRs have been filed so far while 630 people have been detained. 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.
Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man, who was seen lying injured on the ground in a video clip which also has men in police gear telling him and four others to sing the national anthem and Vande Mataram, died of injuries. The video began circulating Tuesday and families of two other men seen in the clip told The Indian Express that it was shot at Kardam Puri Monday evening when police were trying to control violence in northeast Delhi.