Today’s violence came after clashes erupted in the same district Sunday, barely 30 minutes after BJP’s Kapil Mishra held a rally to counter protests against the law and warned of action if anti-CAA protesters didn’t clear the road.
Halfway through the screening of Border, a fire broke out at Delhi’s Uphaar cinema, owned by brothers Sushil and Gopal Ansal, on June 13, 1997, leaving 59 people dead. Trapped inside the hall, most died of asphyxiation. The fire, one of the deadliest in the country, also left over 100 people injured.
Last month, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) issued an order to the DM, South East Delhi, to identify the children involved in anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh and send them for counselling as they “may suffer from mental trauma because of rumours and miscommunication”.
A senior police officer said, “Accused took the Metro from Kashmere Gate and deboarded at a Gurgaon station, after which police personnel went to several offices with the side profile photo of the accused to identify him."
A fire station is located barely a kilometre away from the hotel and as soon a call was made, at least 30 firefighters rushed there — only to find a cleaned up basement. The hotel authorities claimed the fire was caused by a short-circuit.
While Sisodia eventually got 69,974 votes, Negi got 66,703 votes. At 11 am, inside Patparganj counting centre at the CWG Sports Complex near Akshardham temple, a white board indicated Sisodia was trailing by 1,500 votes.
“Aaj hum chale hain, parso jhaadu chalega aur 11 taarikh ko poori Dilli mein jhaadu hi jhaadu chalega,” said Sisodia from the balcony of his house at the end of the day, to party workers, volunteers and residents who had walked with him.
According to the JCC, the latest incident involving two unidentified persons was reported from outside gate number 5 of Jamia Millia Islamia. A statement by the committee claimed that one of them was wearing a red jacket, and they were on a red scooter. No one was injured, the statement said.