District police have barricaded roads outside the camp and deployed a team to patrol the area and check for violations. Inside the camp, the pradhan and a group of residents have parked trucks and auto-rickshaws outside lanes to block movement of residents.
Last week, the central government issued guidelines and listed “essential” items that were to be exempted from the lockdown. Items like sanitary pads, tissue paper, diapers and soap weren’t on the list.
“We left our home in Budh Vihar at 1 pm and have been walking since. We haven’t had any food and were hoping to get a ride. We heard a truck would take us, we ran but missed it," said a migrant worker, who worked at a construction site and has run out of money for rent and food since the lockdown.
While protesters at Shaheen Bagh blamed ‘outsiders’ for the incident, police sources said they are probing the possibility of an internal feud between protesters over calling off the protest that eventually escalated.
The last execution in Tihar took place seven years ago, when Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged. Tihar Director-General Sandeep Goel said this is the first time that four men will be hanged together in the jail.
“We don’t want to feel unsafe like we did last month. The violence and destruction was horrifying. We will put up gates at the end of the lane to guard ourselves against future riots or clashes," said a resident of Brijpuri’s Block-A.
According to police, a group of protesters had clashed with personnel on February 24 and Lal was allegedly shot dead. Along with Lal, DCP (Shahdara) Amit Sharma and ACP (Gokalpuri) Anuj Kumar were attacked by the crowd.
While the government has set up camps in Shahdara and other areas, several riot-affected people stayed with their friends or families in Chaman Park, Mustafabad and other areas before they found out about the relief centres.
“We think it is our duty to help the needy, especially in times like these. People have lost their family members, houses, shops. They are still scared and shocked. My aim is to bring back normalcy in their lives,” said 20-year-old Naseem Ahmed, who has been working at relief camps in Northeast Delhi and helping […]
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