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Residents, police do their bit to preserve peace in Trilokpuri

Police have also been handing out tennis rackets and footballs to encourage children and youth to play and restore normalcy

Trilokpuri had witnessed communal clashes last month. (Source: Express Archive)
Trilokpuri had witnessed communal clashes last month. (Source: Express Archive)

Aman Committee members and residents led a padyatra around all blocks in Trilokpuri on Thursday to help maintain peace in the area. Police said they are holding meetings and programmes with residents. Last month, Trilokpuri had witnessed violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims.

Under the banner Quami Ekta, Hindu Muslim Sikh Isai Aman Committee members, residents and children led by four persons — from the four communities — marched through the blocks.

Aman committee member C Adhi Kesavan said they raised the slogan, “Hindu Muslim Sikh Isai/Aapas mein hain bhai bhai/Bharat ke hain chaar sipahi/Hindu Muslim Sikh Isai”, as they marched through blocks 27, 20, 21, 15 and 18 which bore the brunt of the clashes.
Police said they were also patrolling the area and helping maintain peace by organising programmes  and games, like football, since the last three weeks.

“Senior police officers have been conducting regular meetings with residents and Aman Committee members in each block to monitor the situation. Police parties have also been deployed at chowkis in the area, ” a senior officer said.

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Another committee member Riyazuddin Saifi said, “Mayur Vihar police have been conducting antakshari programmes between both groups to further communal harmony. ”

Police have also been handing out tennis rackets and footballs to encourage children and youth to play and restore normalcy in the area.
Meanwhile, Arjun and Ajeet — the teenagers who were shot during the crossfire between police and rioters on October 24 — have been discharged from hospital and are back home.