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Delhi violence highlights: Shoot-at-sight order issued in some areas, toll climbs to 13

A Delhi Police head constable was among the 13 killed in the violence that erupted in Northeast Delhi for the second consecutive day on Monday over the amended citizenship law.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 26, 2020 7:54:43 am
Homes and vehicles set ablaze in Chandbagh, during violence in Jafrabad Area. Express Photo by Abhinav Saha

Amid unabated violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Northeast Delhi, the Jaffrabad road, where an anti-CAA protest sit-in was on, was cleared by the Delhi Police on Tuesday. In Chand bagh, fresh incidents of arson and stone-pelting were reported this evening despite the imposition of section 144.

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As the death toll climbed to 13,  a shoot-at-sight order was issued in some parts of Northeast Delhi. The Central Board of Secondary Education also postponed the board exams for Class 10 and 12 scheduled on Wednesday in violence-affected areas. Both private and government schools will also continue to remain close.

Violent mobs torched vehicles, homes, and shops in northeast Delhi, particularly in the areas of Maujpur, Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur. The area has been on edge since Sunday when a rally by BJP’s Kapil Mishra to counter anti-CAA protests in the area had been followed by waves of stone-pelting.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday appealed everyone to maintain peace. Calling the situation “unfortunate,” Kejriwal said the district magistrate has been asked to take out peace march with the police. He also appealed all temples and mosques in affected areas to maintain peace. The chief minister also met Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the situation.  See pics from Maujpur-Babarpur clashes 

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01:50 (IST)26 Feb 2020
Delhi High Court asks police to evacuate injured from Mustafabad hospital

A bench headed by Justice S Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi Police to evacuate all the injured from the hospital in Mustafabad and shift them to better medical institution nearby. In its reply, the Delhi Police told the bench that they have shifted 20 injured from the hospital in Mustafabad to other medical institution.

The court will further hear the petition Wednesday afternoon. Earlier, a forum, consisting of doctors from various government and private hospitals moved Delhi HC late night for police protection while their ambulances head towards providing medical facilities to the people injured in violence at Mustafabad area in the capital.


01:27 (IST)26 Feb 2020
AAP: Ambulances to reach Al-Hind hospital, patients waiting to be shifted to other hospitals
01:18 (IST)26 Feb 2020
Doctors forum move Delhi HC for police protection

A bench headed by Justice S Muralidhar of Delhi High Court is hearing the plea of the forum, which stated that their ambulances are not allowed to the riots affected area where gunshots injured are waiting for help. The forum, consisting of doctors from various govt and private hospitals, moved Delhi HC late night for police protection while their ambulances head towards providing medical facilities to the people injured in violence at Mustafabad area in the capital.

00:15 (IST)26 Feb 2020
Emergency meeting in DCP's (North-east) office

Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik along with NSA Ajit Doval has reached in North-East Delhi and called an emergency meeting in DCP's (North-east) office.

00:13 (IST)26 Feb 2020
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari: Work towards establishing peace

Strongly condemning the violence that has claimed 13 lives in the national capital, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari appealed to all the party leaders to work towards establishing peace.

23:42 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Delhi violence: Editors Guild of India condemns the attack on journalists

The Editors Guild of India has condemned the attack on journalist during the Delhi violence on Tuesday. The statement comes after a journalist with JK 24X7 news received a bullet injury and two reporters from NDTV were beaten and punched by rioters in northeast Delhi, wracked by fresh violence on Tuesday. The Guild urged the Delhi Police to take necessary steps to provide protection to the journalist and prevent any such attack.

23:23 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Sit together and resolve Delhi 'crisis': Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to Amit Shah, Kejriwal

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh urges Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to sit together and resolve the 'crisis' in the national capital.


23:06 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Refrain from spreading rumours on WhatsApp, requests Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia

I request all residents not to post any wrong WhatsApp message. There is also the work of spreading rumours in many places. Unless you see an incident happening with your eyes, neither believe such things nor send such WhatsApp messages to anyone. The greatest contribution at such critical times is not to spread rumours. Use your discretion and patience at this time.

22:59 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Congress Working Committee meet tomorrow

Congress Working Committee (CWC) to meet at 10 AM on February 26, 2020, tomorrow at All India Congress Committee headquarters in New Delhi.

22:26 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Only those who say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ will stay in India: Himachal CM on Delhi violence

Reacting to the incidents of violence in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Tuesday said only those who would say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ will stay in India. Responding to media queries following the first sitting of the Vidhan Sabha’s Budget Session, Thakur said, “Bharat mein Bharat Mata ki Jai karne wala rahega… aur jo nahi bolega, jo Bharat ka virodh karega, sanvidhanik vyavasthaon ka sammaan nahi karega, niraadar karega, baar baar karega, unke baare mei nischit roop se vichar karne ki aavyashakta hai (Only that person who says Bharat Mata ki jai will stay in India…and the one who does not say it, who will oppose India, will not respect the Constitution, will repeatedly dishonour it, there is definitely a need to think about them).”  Read more 

22:22 (IST)25 Feb 2020
'I did not commit crime by supporting CAA': Defiant BJP leader Mishra

Facing flak for his speech during a gathering in favour of CAA at Maujpur Chowk in northeast Delhi, BJP leader Kapil Mishra remained defiant on Tuesday saying he was not scared of the "massive hate campaign" against him for "speaking truth" and supporting the amended citizenship law. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Mishra said that he was being abused and issued "death threats" and stressed that he did not commit any crime by supporting the amended citizenship law. "I have received calls by many to kill me. Many people including politicians and journalists are abusing me. But, I am not scared because I have not done anything wrong," Mishra told PTI. During his pro-CAA demonstration at Maujpur Chow, Mishra had also issued an ultimatum to police to vacate the roads blocked by anti-CAA protesters in Jafarabad and Bhahanpura areas in three days, warning that he will come back on the streets if no action was taken.

22:04 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Death toll in Delhi violence climbs to 13

The death toll in the violence climbed to thirteen and nearly 150 injured were admitted to the GTB hospital. Affected areas include Maujpur, Jaffrabad, Bhajanpura, Yamuna Vihar, Chand Bagh and Gokalpuri in Northeast Delhi. 

21:48 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Delhi Minorities Commission demands imposition of curfew in violence-hit areas

The Delhi Minorities Commission on Tuesday appealed to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for imposition of curfew in violence-affected areas, after 11 people were killed in clashes and arson over the new citizenship law. In a letter to Baijal, DMC chairman Zafarul Islam Khan expressed apprehension that violence may escalate after departure of the visiting US president Donald Trump.  "The situation may worsen tomorrow after President Trump leaves tonight. Please treat this as urgent as any delay will result in more loss of lives and damage," Khan said in his letter demanding imposition of curfew in the violence-hit areas. 

21:45 (IST)25 Feb 2020
CBSE reschedules Board Exams scheduled on Feb 26 across 86 test centres in NE Delhi

CBSE on Tuesday announced rescheduling of class 10, 12 exams in northeast Delhi scheduled on Wednesday.

21:32 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Delhi violence: Shoot at site order issued in Northeast Delhi

As violence continues in areas of Northeast Delhi, shoot at site order has been issued.  As of now, the death toll has climbed to 11 #JUSTIN: Shoot at sight order issued in some areas of North-East Delhi. @IndianExpress, @ieDelhi pic.twitter.com/2pgqF0Y1A2— Mahender Singh (@mahendermanral) February 25, 2020

20:54 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Delhi violence: Toll climbs to 11, school to remain shut tomorrow as well

After fresh incidents of stone-pelting were reported in Chand Bagh, death toll in Delhi northeast violence rose to 11. 

20:52 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Jafrabad road in Northeast Delhi where an anti-CAA protest sit-in was on cleared by Delhi Police
20:40 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Schools to remain closed tomorrow in northeast Delhi

In wake of unabated violence, schools in northeast Delhi to be remained closed tomorrow as well.

19:59 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Delhi violence: HC asks CBSE to decide on rescheduling northeast Delhi board exam or shift centre

In wake of violence over CAA protest in the national capital, Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked CBSE to decide at the earliest on rescheduling Wednesday's board exam at one of the centres in the north-east Delhi. The court will hear the matter again on Wednesday morning. The court was hearing a plea by private school, Bhai Parmanand Vidya Mandir at Surya Niketan in East Delhi, and some of its class X and XII students saying the centre allotted to them by the CBSE was 16 km away their school and situated in Chandu Nagar-Karawal Nagar road, one of the violence-hit areas.

19:36 (IST)25 Feb 2020
Fresh incidents of violence reported in chand Bagh

Fresh incidents of violence have been reported from Northeast Delhi's Chandbagh area. Despite sec 144, rioters set afire shops and pelted stones this evening.  The police used tear gas to disperse the crowd in the area but to no avail. Paramilitary forces have also been deployed to bring the situation under control.    (Photo: ANI)  

stone pelting, maujpur stone pelting, jaffrabad, maujpur-babarpur metro, jaffrabad protests, shaheen bagh, caa protests, nrc, delhi news, indian express People throwing stones at police near Babarpur on Sunday. (Express photo by Gajendra Yadav)

Four people, including a Delhi Police Head Constable, were killed and many others injured in northeast Delhi Monday as violence over Citizenship Amendment Act protests raged on for the second consecutive day. Vehicles were burnt, homes and shops set ablaze, and stones pelted in Maujpur. Incidents of violence and arson were reported in Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur too.

One man, identified as 33-year-old Shahrukh, has been detained for allegedly firing eight rounds in Maujpur’s 66 Foota Road. Two of the deceased have been identified — Head Constable Ratanlal and a civilian, Mohd Furqaan. At least 37 police personnel, including DCP Shahdara, were injured. All of them have been taken to GTB hospital.

Sources in the Home Ministry said the violence “appears to be orchestrated to coincide with the visit of US President Donald Trump”. Union Home secretary Ajay Bhalla said senior officials were on the ground and sufficient forces had been deployed. Trump landed in Delhi on Monday evening.