Section 144 imposed in North-East Delhi as violent clashes over CAA continue
Last updated on February 22nd, 2023 at 06:43 am
On Tuesday, clashes in the North-East of Delhi, bringing about the death of seven civilians, include one head constable, who worked at Gokulpuri, East-Delhi Police.
On Sunday evening, the situation turned violent after protesters assembled against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). They blocked streets in the North-East Delhi, and confrontations began between the pro-CAA and anti-CAA crowd. The clashes affected North-East Delhi areas, for example, Chand Bagh, Jafrabad, Maujpur, Kardampuri, Bhajanpura, Gokulpuri, Karawal Nagar and Khajuri.
On Tuesday, In Brahampuri and Maujpur areas, stone-pelting continued, according to Delhi Police sources cited ANI news agency.
On Monday, the angry crowd set fire to a tyre market in East Delhi’s Gokulpuri area, which was reported around 8:30 pm. According to reports, a head constable working at the office of ACP Gokulpur died because of a head injury while he was on duty, attempting to control the agitated crowd. An urgent meeting was held after that by the Commissioner of Delhi and the Seelampur DCP office on Monday night.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed at a press conference today morning, following the series of violence conflicts in the National Capital continued. He appealed, “the people of Delhi to maintain harmony and abstain from indulging in violence.” “All circumstances can be managed via talks. All hospital authorities have been asked to give their best treatment to the injured. For safety, we have to seal the borders to prevent outsiders from entering Delhi”, he included.
Implementing prohibitory orders under Section 144 is placed for a month in North-East Delhi; the law restricts more than four people to assemble in an area.
Today at noon, Home Minister had called for an urgent meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, LG Anil Baijal, and other party representatives, who are currently discussing the situation in Delhi.
Article Credit: The Times Of India/India Today
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