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NEW DELHI: A Delhi police chief was killed Monday during clashes over the new citizenship law in northeastern Delhi, a senior official said. Tension increased in northeastern Delhi, where pro and anti-CAA groups met for the second day in a row and threw stones at each other. Here are the main points:

Situation in Delhi under control: Home secy

Following the violence in some parts of Delhi, the Secretary of the Interior of the Union, Ajay Bhalla, said Monday that the situation in the national capital was completely under control and that enough forces were deployed on the ground.

“The situation in Delhi is completely under control. Senior police officers are on the ground and sufficient forces are also deployed on site,” Bhalla told reporters in Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi condemns violence in Delhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi condemned the violence in Delhi and urged people to show moderation, compassion and understanding regardless of provocation.

He said peaceful protests are a sign of a healthy democracy, but violence can never be justified.

“The violence in Delhi today is disturbing and must be unequivocally condemned. Peaceful protests are a sign of a healthy democracy, but violence can never be justified. I urge the citizens of Delhi to show moderation, compassion and understanding regardless of provocation, “Gandhi tweeted.

Police Chief Murdered

A Delhi police chief was killed and a deputy police commissioner was injured Monday during the clashes. Ratan Lal, who was killed, was attached to the office of the Assistant Police Commissioner, Gokulpuri, police officials said.

Several police staff members, including police deputy commissioner Shahdara, Amit Sharma, were injured while trying to quell the protests, they said.

Several vehicles, shops and houses were set on fire on Monday, a day after clashes broke out between those who were against it and by the Citizenship Law (Amendment).

Violence was also reported from the Chandbagh area in Jaffrabad.

Live updates: protest against the CAA in northeast Delhi

5 closed Pink Line metro stations

The Delhi Metro has closed five stations in its Pink Line following the violence that erupted during clashes between supporters of citizenship law and protesters in the northeast region.

“The entry and exit gates of Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar are closed. The trains will end at the Welcome metro station,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation tweeted.

The DMRC had previously closed the Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur metro due to continuing protests against the amended law.

Center responsible for the CAA clashes: Yechury

The secretary general of the CPIM, Sitaram Yechury, held the Center responsible for the violence that has erupted in Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Law and called on everyone to keep the peace.

“There is a great need to maintain peace and calm. We call on everyone not to be victims of rumors or incitements. Peace must be maintained. However, the responsibility lies with the government of the Union, which has not tried address the complaints of a large section of Indians, “Yechury tweeted.

The police turn to lathicharge

Police fired tear gas shells and also resorted to the lathicharge charge to disperse the protesters.

The Delhi metro closed the entrance and exit at Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur stations while an uncomfortable calm prevailed in the area.

“The entry and exit of Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur are closed. The trains will not stop at these stations,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said in a tweet.

The entrance and exit closed at the Jaffrabad metro station for more than 24 hours.

LG instructs the police commissioner to maintain law and order

The Deputy Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, ordered the police commissioner to maintain law and order in the national capital in the wake of violence during clashes in northeastern Delhi.

“I instructed @DelhiPolice and @CPDelhi to ensure that law and order remain in northeastern Delhi. The situation is being closely monitored. I urge everyone to exercise restraint to maintain peace and harmony,” Baijal tweeted.

The police urge calm

The deputy police commissioner, northeastern Ved Prakash Surya took stock of the situation and said they had spoken with both sides to calm the situation.

“We have talked with both parties, now the situation is calm. We are continuously talking with people and now the situation is under control,” he said.

Meanwhile, Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in 10 locations in the northeastern district of the national capital after the confrontation.

CM Kejriwal urges LG and HM to restore law and order

The Prime Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, urged Deputy Governor Anil Baijal and the Interior Minister of the Union, Amit Shah, to restore law and order following violence in parts of northeastern Delhi.

“Very distressing news arrives about the disturbance of peace and harmony in parts of Delhi.

The clashes began on Sunday

Tension prevailed in the Jaffrabad area and a large number of security personnel were deployed when hundreds of people, mostly women, who had been protesting against the CAA, blocked a road near the subway station since Saturday. night, demanding a setback of the contentious act.

The Bhim Army led by Chandra Shekhar Aazad had also called ‘Bharat bandh’ and demonstrations against the CAA.

Similar protests, which reflected the sitting of Shaheen Bagh where protesters have blocked a road since December, began in Khureji Khaas in Karawal Nagar and Chandbagh in northeast Delhi, and Hauz Rani in southern Delhi on Sunday, which led to The police intensify security.

Police had to fire tear gas projectiles when members of the two groups threw stones at Maujpur, shortly after a meeting, convened by BJP leader Kapil Mishra, demanded that police withdraw anti-CAA protesters inside three days

The two groups blamed each other for starting the violence.

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