Over twenty-four hours after the violence broke out in part of Delhi, the situation across several parts of northeast Delhi remained tense. Violence was reported in Maujpur, Chandbagh and Bhajanpura localities of northeast Delhi. The death toll climbed to 11 with over 150 injured.
The clashes turned violent after the protest demonstration against the amended the citizenship Act was held at Jaffarabad metro station on Sunday. Tyre market in Gokalpuri area was set ablaze on Monday night.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting with the Home Minister Amit Shah. Terming the meeting with Home Minister as positive, Kejriwal said “all parties will take steps to restore peace”.
Addressing a press conference, Delhi police spokesperson MS Randhawa said, “I deny that there is any deficiency of police force. Sufficient forces have been deployed in the Northeast district. CRPF, RAF and additional resources of Delhi police are also active. 11 FIRs have been registered and few have been detained.”
Kejriwal, along with his deputy Manish Sisodia, visited GTB hospital to meet the injured. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia appealed for peace. In a tweet, Sisodia said people should refrain from believing rumors.
कई जगह अफ़वाहें फैलाने का काम भी हो रहा है. जब तक कोई घटना आप अपनी आँखों से होते न देखें तब न तो ऐसी बातों पर यक़ीन करें और न ही इस तरह के Whatsapp मेसेजेस को किसी को भेजें. ऐसे नाज़ुक समय पर सबसे बड़ा योगदान अफ़वाहें न फैलाना भी है.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 25, 2020
Rioters destroyed private property in Maujpur area of north-east Delhi. Journalists have also been attacked, with rioters forcing scribes to delete videos and photos of the violence.
Later in the evening, curfew was imposed in Maujpur, Chandbagh, Jaffrabad, Karawal Nagar areas of Delhi NCR