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.
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