Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to restore law and order after incidents of violence in the national capital’s Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas.

“Very distressing news regarding disturbance of peace and harmony in parts of Delhi coming in. I sincerely urge Honorable LG and Union Home Minister (Amit Shah) to restore law and order n ensure that peace and harmony is maintained. Nobody should be allowed to orchestrate flagrations,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Kejriwal’s tweet comes after tension escalated in northeast Delhi as protesters torched at least two houses and a fire tender in Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas.

Soon after Kejriwal’s tweet, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said he has instructed Delhi Police and Commissioner of Police to ensure that law and order is maintained in northeast Delhi.

“The situation is being closely monitored. I urge everyone to exercise restraint for the maintenance of peace and harmony,” he told news agency ANI.

The fresh aggression on Monday comes after pro and anti-CAA groups initially clashed on Sunday.

An unidentified youth also opened fire on the streets today. He fired eight rounds before being taken away by police. Violence was also reported from the Chandbagh area in Jaffrabad.


Police tried to break the clash by firing tear gas shells and lathicharging protesters.

Commenting on the situation, DCP (North-East) Ved Prakash Surya said, “We have spoken to both sides, now the situation is calm. We are continuously speaking to people, now the situation is under control.”

Delhi Police also said Section 144 CrPC imposed at ten locations in the northeast district of Delhi in light of the situation. Entry and exit at the Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur stations have also been closed.

Clashes broke out on Sunday evening between pro and anti-CAA groups near Jaffrabad after a large number of people protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) blocked a road, while similar sit-ins were launched in several other parts of the national capital.

News Source: India Today Web Desk


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