Delhi riots Highlights: Bodies are still being recovered but govt is mum, Mamata slams Centre
Delhi Riots Highlights, Delhi CAA Protest Today Latest News Updates: A week after the national capital witnessed riots that left at least 47 dead and 420 people injured, the local administration has begun taking steps to provide relief measures.
Delhi riots Highlights: At Shiv Vihar in northeast Delhi on Monday. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna)
Delhi Riots Today Highlights: A week after the national capital witnessed riots that left 47 people dead, the Delhi police has filed 436 FIRs and arrested or detained over 1,427 people, PTI reported. Slamming the Centre for lack of action, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday alleged that even now, as bodies are being recovered, the central government chooses to still remain quiet. “Why so many people were killed in Delhi? Remember, this is Bengal. What happens in Delhi, does not happen in Bengal,” Banerjee asserted.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addressed a press conference after reviewing relief measures in northeast Delhi. “At least 427 shops were torched. I appeal to the shop owners to file FIR in order to ensure compensation reaches them and over 420 people have been injured until now,” Sisodia announced. A Delhi Assembly panel issued a Whatsapp number and an email id to complain about hate messages relating to violence being circulated on social media.
A 23-year-old identified as Shahrukh Khan, who was seen in photos and videos allegedly firing eight rounds in Maujpur during the riots was arrested from Shamli in Uttar Pradesh, earlier today, by a team of the narcotics unit of the crime branch.
Follow Highlights on the Delhi riots and CAA protests today: 47 people dead; Arvind Kejriwal meets PM Modi; Shahrukh Khan arrested; uproar in Parliament after violence in parts of northeast Delhi including Maujpur, Gokulpuri, Bhajanpura, Jaffrabad, Chandbagh and Khajuri Khas.
Delhi violence Highlights: Relief camps have been set up, compensation forms are being handed out and teams are assessing the damage. (Express Photo)
The local administration has been taking steps to provide relief measures to those affected. Relief camps have been set up, compensation forms are being handed out and teams are assessing the damage.
A week after the national capital witnessed riots, the police has filed 369 FIRs and arrested 33 people. However, the Crime Branch’s special investigation team (SIT) is yet to arrest riot conspirators, people on charges of murder, or nab those who attacked DCP (Shahdara) Amit Sharma.
Sources told The Indian Express that officers have been unable to find eyewitnesses to the murders. Locals did not disclose the identity of any attacker and pointed to unidentified groups, said sources.
The violence rocked Parliament on Monday, the first day of the second part of the budget session. Opposition parties united inside the two Houses to mount a concerted attack on the BJP. In Lok Sabha, MPs belonging to the Congress, DMK, Left parties, Shiv Sena, NCP, SP, BSP, NC and TMC rose as one to shout slogans against Shah.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi condemned the “unruly behaviour” of the Opposition and urged Speaker Om Birla to continue with the House business.
However, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the protests would continue. “Our protest will continue. It is our duty to uncover who makes hate speeches, who indulges in killings and what is the conspiracy behind the violence,” he said, adding that there should be a discussion and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah should participate in it.
The Supreme Court has agred to hear Wednesday a plea seeking registration of FIRs against political leaders and others over hate speeches. During the hearing Monday, the apex court said “we wish peace” but “courts come into the scene”, as in the recent communal clashes in Delhi, “after the thing is done” and “we cannot prevent” their occurrence.
“People think this (courts) can stop rioting… We can only deal with it after it has occurred… The kind of pressure on us, we cannot handle… We wish peace… But we know there are some limitations on judicial power,” CJI S A Bobde, who was heading a bench that also comprised Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, said.