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NEW DELHI: Community violence in the northeast district of Delhi claimed 38 lives with the police saying that the situation is normal and that there were no incidents of violence today. The clashes began on Saturday by the controversial citizenship law. The affected areas of northeast Delhi include Jafrabad, Chand Bagh, Maujpur, Bhajanpura, Kardampuri, Gokulpuri, Khajuri and Karawal Nagar.
Here are the best developments:
FIR vs. AAP Tahir Hussain
The AAP has suspended its councilor Tahir Hussain, accused of being involved in the death of an IB staff member, from the main party membership until the police investigation is completed, party sources said Thursday.
An FIR was previously registered against Tahir Hussain for allegedly being involved in the murder of the Intelligence Office employee, Ankit Sharma, police said.
The complaint was filed by Sharma’s father, after which a case was registered under sections 365 and 302 of the Indian Criminal Code.
Hussain had previously denied any involvement in the riots or the murder of a member of the Intelligence Office whose family accused him of being behind the murder.
48 FIRs hosted in Delhi violencesay police
Delhi police said Thursday that the situation in the northeast area of ​​the national capital is normal. “There was no incident today. Appropriate forces were deployed. So far 48 FIRs have been registered, and more are being recorded as we get more information.”
MS Randhawa, Pro Police Officer of Delhi, said that so far 350 meetings of the Aman committee have been held and that the investigation continues.
“Two SITs were formed under the Delhi Police Crime Branch and all FIRs were transferred to the SIT,” he added.
Delhi CM Kejriwal announces compensation for victims of violence
Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday that, under the ‘Farishte’ scheme of the Delhi government, the government will bear the costs of treating those injured in the riots in the northeast areas and that they have been admitted to hospitals private.
The Delhi government will grant compensation of Rs 20 lakhs each to the families of those who have died in the violence.
“The Delhi government will give Rs 10 lakh to the families of those killed in disturbances and Rs 2 lakh to the seriously injured,” the CM announced.
When asked about the alleged involvement of the AAP councilor, Tahir Hussain, in the riots, Kejriwal, who is the head of the AAP, said protesters from any party they belong to should not be avoided. “If it is discovered that those involved in the disturbances are from the AAP, give them double punishment,” he said.
Delhi HC gives the Center four weeks to respond
A bank of the President of the Supreme Court D N Patel and Judge C Hari Shankar allowed the implementation of the Center in the PIL seeking FIR lodging and arrests in northeastern Delhi community violence over the amended citizenship law.
The court granted the Center and the police four weeks to present their responses to the PIL in search of FIR housing against alleged hate speech by three BJP leaders.
At first, Attorney General Tushar Mehta told the bank that 48 FIRs were filed in relation to the violence and that there will be no judicial intervention until normality is restored in the national capital. FIRs hosted so far are related to arson, looting and death.
Body count
According to the latest update on Thursday, another seven succumbed to injuries Thursday morning, bringing the number to 38.
The latest death toll figures on Wednesday were 37. Of these, 25 deaths were reported at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital (GTB) and two victims at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP).
Among the victims caused by community violence are the Intelligence Office official, Ankit Sharma, whose body was found in a Chand Bagh drain on Wednesday and police chief Ratan Lal. A 13-year-old girl, a class 8 student, who had gone to school to write an exam in the Khajuri Khas area three days ago, disappeared in the midst of violence.
The AAP councilor denies having participated in the murder of the IB staff member
The AAP councilor, Tahir Hussain, denied Thursday that he was involved in the riots or the murder of an Intelligence Office (IB) official Ankit Sharma (26) whose family accused him of being behind the murder.
“I came to know from news reports that blame me for the murder of a man. These are lies and unfounded accusations. For our safety, my family and I had moved out of our house on Monday in police presence,” Tahir said. .
Meanwhile, the leader of the AAP, Sanjay Singh, said that anyone convicted of being involved in riots in Delhi should be punished, regardless of party or religion.
PM Modi and CM Arvind Kejriwal remained silent spectators: Sonia Gandhi
Addressing the media after meeting with the President, the acting head of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, said the Center failed miserably and that Prime Minister Modi, as well as CM Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi, remained silent spectators.
She said: “We appeal to you (President) to ensure that the life, freedom and property of citizens are preserved. We also reiterate that you must immediately request the removal of the Interior Minister for his inability to contain violence” .
Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh urged the Center to follow the “raj dharma.”
Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Singh and other party leaders visited the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday to present a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind on violence in Delhi.
Delhi police did not act on intelligence input
The sources said that the special branch of the Delhi police and the intelligence wing had sent multiple alerts via wireless radio messages to the northeast district and the police.
The first alert to intensify deployment and increase vigil was sent after BJP leader Kapil Mishra posted a tweet at 1.22 pm asking people to meet in Maujpur Chowk at 3 pm to support the Law on Citizenship Amendment (CAA). However, what took place on February 24 showed that the police were not prepared to face the violence.
CBSE to take new exams
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct new exams for students who have not been able to submit to documents in other parts of the national capital due to violence in northeastern Delhi, said the authorities.
Schools have been asked to share details of all those students in classes 10 and 12 who were unable to take the exams due to social unrest.
The situation returns to normal: the Delhi police
SN Shrivastava, special police commissioner (Law and Order) said Thursday: “As of now, the situation is returning to normal. We are registering cases and proceeding with legal action. Soon, we will make arrests. I hope all this things they will contribute to normalcy. ”
Judge listening to the case of violence from Delhi transferred
Judge S Muralidhar of Delhi HC was transferred to the Superior Court of Punjab and Haryana, days after the Supreme Court college made the recommendation.
The judge was listening to the Delhi violence case and the notification of the afternoon came the day when a bank headed by him expressed “anguish” over the fact that the Delhi police did not register FIRs against alleged hate speech by three leaders from BJP.
While the congressional spokesman condemned the notification by asking BJP: “How many judges will change,” Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad responded that the transfer was made “in accordance with the recommendation of 12.02.2020 of the SC school headed by CJI “and that while transferring to the judge,” the consent of the judge is taken “.
Delhi police register FIR
Delhi police have registered 18 FIRs and 106 people have been arrested in connection with the violence in northeastern Delhi.
“Criminals are being identified. We have images of the CCTV and strong evidence. Today there was no unpleasant incident,” said Delhi PRO police, MS Randhawa.
Comments of the USCIRFin fact inaccurate and misleading ‘: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Commenting on comments made by the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on violence in Delhi, Foreign Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said the observation was “really inaccurate and misleading,” since the law enforcement agencies of Delhi were working in the field “to prevent violence and ensure the restoration of trust and normalcy. The prime minister has publicly called for peace and brotherhood,” he said.
USCIRF had written that the Indian government should take quick action: “Instead, reports are accumulating that the Delhi police have not intervened in violent attacks against Muslims, and the government is breaching its duty to protect its citizens,” in its statement.
The flag march on Thursday
Security forces conducted flag marches early Thursday morning in different parts of the northeast district to monitor the situation in the area. Security has been deployed in various parts of the district, including Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar.
Supreme Court violates the Center for police inaction
A Supreme Court bank composed of judges S K Kaul and K M Joseph, referring to the incidents of violence, said that the situation could have been avoided if the police had interfered in a timely manner and took action against the people who gave provocative speeches.
SC also said the environment is not conducive to hearing a lawsuit against Shaheen Bagh’s protest and postponed the hearing for a month.
The bank said it is time for SC’s verdict to be implemented in the case of Prakash Singh so that the police will be more effective and professional in dealing with the situation that emerged in Delhi in recent days.
How did protests against CAA become violent?
The law of peaceful protest against the citizenship amendment began on December 15, 2019, after the legislation was passed in Parliament. Protests continued throughout the country and in Delhi on January 10, few Muslim women began another peaceful protest at the Seelampur road sign on the road. On February 22, almost 500 women squat in protest at the Jafrabad subway station. When more protesters demonstrated against CAA on February 23, BJP official Kapil Mishra issues an ultimatum to both protesters and the police to vacate the roads in three days. Hours later, the Mishra tweet, clashes erupted in the northeast regions and on February 24, a pro-CAA group decided to protest in Maujpur Chowk. The clashes a day earlier joined in a communal mutiny before February 24.

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