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The number of riots in Delhi increases to 38 as violence decreases but does not decrease | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: The death toll in the worst riots in Delhi in more than three decades rose to 38 on Thursday when violence declined but did not decrease completely and thousands of people began to recover the pieces of their lives and broken livelihoods.

Four days after the communal clashes that began in northeastern Delhi by the amended citizenship law and turned into bloodshed, arson and looting, a man’s body was found in a drain in Johri Enclave and there were scattered incidents of vehicles and shops on fire. in Maujpur, Bhajanpura and other areas.

While there was no precise figure on the number of arrests, Attorney General Tushar Mehta told the Delhi Superior Court that 48 FIRs filed in relation to the violence.

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The Delhi police transferred the riot investigation to the Crimes Division and formed two special investigation teams.

The GTB Hospital in Dilshad Garden, where many of the 200 injured in the riots that erupted on Monday are being treated and where dozens of people lined up outside the morgue to claim the bodies of their loved ones, recorded five more deaths.

Eleven more deaths were reported on Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 38, a senior official from the Delhi Department of Health told PTI.


People inspect a damaged store in the disturbance area of ​​northeast Delhi.

The opposition Congress brought the issue to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Accusing Interior Minister Amit Shah of “abdication of duty,” a congressional delegation headed by party chief Sonia Gandhi urged President Ram Nath Kovind to request his resignation and remind the Center of his “raj dharma.”

“The situation is returning to normal. We are here to assure people that we are with them,” the newly appointed Special Commissioner S N Shrivastava, who visited the affected areas, told reporters.

Marked and desolate battle with scorched and blackened walls, the ashy remains of vehicles, fragments of glass and bricks, several fires still burned in the mostly mixed neighborhoods of the northeastern end of the national capital.

Stores, pharmacies and other establishments were closed and people stayed indoors unless it was imperative to leave. Several families were seen leaving what they could rescue from their broken homes.

While trying to accept the losses of their stores, workshops and, in some cases, fruit and vegetable cars, residents reported the violence of the previous night.

In Yamuna Vihar, between three and four protesters arrived around 4 a.m. on Thursday to burn vehicles.

“One of them was holding a bucket in his hand. He began pouring some liquid into three vehicles. One of the cars caught fire. We encouraged and then fled,” a local told PTI, saying groups of people in the neighborhood. stay up all night to watch.

A few kilometers away, a charred board in a private school in Brijpuri said: “Welcome to a very happy school.”

Arun Modern High School, 52, looks no less than a graveyard, an official said, looking around at the damage he estimated was more than Rs 70 lakh.

The GTB Hospital also presented an image of despair with some uncontrollable sobs and others maintaining a stoic silence with barely contained tears as they waited in the hospital to receive the bodies of the dead in communal chaos.

Among those who lost their lives was 22-year-old Ashfaq Hussain, an electrician who married just 10 days ago and was shot while returning home to Gokalpuri after handling a complaint.

Still trying to understand what had happened, his relative raised a smiling photograph of his girlfriend Tasneem Fatima.

Family members of Mudassir Khan, 35, of Kardampuri, said they had been coming to the morgue for two days to reclaim his body.

“Today, we have been waiting here since 8 in the morning and the autopsy is finally underway,” said Arbaaz Khan.

Mudassir, who worked in the scrap metal manufacturing unit, was outside his home on Monday when he was attacked by a mafia, his family said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead by doctors at the GTB hospital.

Chief Minister of Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal announced that his government will give him 10 rupees lakh the families of those who lost their lives and the seriously injured will get Rs 2 lakh.

He also said that the government will bear the cost of treating those injured in violence and admitted to private hospitals.

When asked about the alleged involvement of his Aam Aadmi (AAP) Tahir Hussain Party advisor in the riots, Kejriwal said: “If it is discovered that those involved in the riots are from the AAP, give them double punishment.”

Hussain has denied any involvement in the riots or the murder of a member of the Intelligence Office staff, Ankit Sharma, whose family accused him of being behind the murder, saying they are “unfounded accusations.”

Later, police filed a FIR against Hussain on a complaint from Sharma’s father.

The AAP suspended Hussain from the party’s main membership until the police investigation is completed, party sources said.

Meanwhile, the government responded to comments on the violence of the United States International Religious Freedom Commission (USCIRF) and “few individuals,” as well as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

“We have seen comments made by USCIRF, sections of the media and some people about recent incidents of violence in Delhi. These are in fact inaccurate and misleading, and appear to be destined to politicize the issue,” said MEA spokesman Raveesh. Kumar

“The statements that have come out of ICOs are in fact inaccurate, they are selective, they are misleading. There is an effort on the ground, to restore normalcy, to build trust,” Kumar said.

Taking into account the concerns of students taking board exams, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct new exams that cannot be submitted for documents in other parts of the national capital due to violence in the northeast of Delhi, authorities said.

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