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Economic Times | 28 Feb, 2020 | 07.23AM IST

Delhi Violence Updates: Death toll rises to 27

The death toll in Delhi violence has climbed to 27 as the clashes entered the fifth day. The Delhi High court earlier today directed the police to register FIR against individuals for inflammatory speeches.

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11:55 PM

Delhi violence: Class 8 student who went to take exam missing since Monday

11:53 PM

Delhi Special Commissioner of Police SN Srivastava take stock of the situation in Northeast Delhi

10:42 PM

Delhi BJP defends city police, says force working 24 hours to keep people safe

09:25 PM

"It is an intelligence failure and hence Home Ministry also failed"

08:58 PM

I came to live here in 1981. It's been 39 years and there have been incidents in 1984, 1992, but nothing had happened here, but this is the first time that I have seen people from outside coming here, attacking homes and people, and vandalising and setting properties on fire

- Northeast Delhi Resident

08:49 PM

Sunil Kumar, Medical Superintendent, Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital:

08:26 PM

Families of those killed in Delhi violence to get Rs 2 lakh, seriously injured Rs 50,000 as compensation: Senior official

08:23 PM

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval leaves from the Ministry of Home Affairs

08:13 PM

Common man of Delhi didn't indulge in violence, rioters are from outside: CM Kejriwal

08:01 PM

CM Arvind Kejriwal takes stock of the situation

07:57 PM

CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia interact with the local residents

07:55 PM

February 27 Board exam postponed

07:55 PM

CBSE Class 12 Board exam for February 27 postponed in northeast Delhi amid violence over CAA

06:44 PM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with his chief secretary to visit violence-hit areas of Northeast Delhi following the High Court's remark that he should go for confidence-building among the people. Meanwhile, NSA Ajit Doval after visiting the sensitive areas has gone to Home Minister Amit Shah.

05:56 PM

People of Delhi do not want violence. All this has not been done by the 'aam aadmi'. This has been done by some anti-social, political and external elements. Hindus and Muslims in Delhi never want to fight.

- Arvind Kejriwal

05:51 PM

Kejriwal announces Rs 1 cr compensation to kin of cop killed in violence

05:29 PM

The situation is under control and people are satisfied. We have confidence in law enforcement agencies. Police is doing their job and is alert.

- NSA Ajit Doval

05:27 PM

Take decision on lodging FIRs for hate speeches by 3 BJP leaders, Delhi HC tells police

The Delhi High Court has directed the police to take "conscious decision" on lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders. The three BJP leaders are -- Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma. The HC bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Anup J Bhambhani took on record the assurance by special commissioner Praveer Ranjan that he will sit with the police commissioner today itself and view all video clips.
04:54 PM

Police doing their job, says NSA

04:34 PM

NSA Ajit Doval reaches Seelampur to take stock of situation

04:25 PM

HC hearing on Delhi violence adjourned till tomorrow

03:47 PM

Delhi violence: What the High Court ordered

  • Burial of dead with utmost dignity.
  • Setting up of helplines and helpdesks.
  • Police to ensure safe passage for ambulances; requisition sufficient private ambulances.
  • Govt should ensure adequate number of shelters.
  • Ensure basic amenities like blankets, medicines and clean drinking water at shelters.
  • Ensure that helplines work 24x7 at least for the next two weeks.
  • Provide sufficient number of professionals to cater to riot victims suffering from PTSD
03:26 PM

There is an active campaign of hatred going on. Even the journalists are attacked. The death toll is on the rise. It's a matter of concern that the BJP leader, who has made hate speech and instigated the riots, is going scot free.

- Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

03:19 PM

Delhi HC: Let 1984 not repeat again,time to give Z category-like security to citizens

02:47 PM

Sonia Gandhi blames Centre, Delhi govt for violence, says 'HM Shah should resign'

02:40 PM

Delhi HC: CM and Deputy CM should also visit the affected areas for confidence-building among people. This is the time to reach out.

02:39 PM

Delhi High Court hearing a plea over the violence says it can't allow another 1984 ( riots) to happen.

02:30 PM

Union minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar points out Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting where he gave directions to the Delhi Police and boosted their morale. Says Congress statements would have an adverse effect on the morale of the forces.

02:17 PM

Do not politicise violence, BJP tells Sonia Gandhi

01:55 PM

PM tweets, appeals for calm

01:48 PM

Told Cong workers in UP to help maintain calm: Priyanka Gandhi

01:32 PM

Collective failure of state and Centre: Congress

Congress also blames CM Arvind Kejriwal and the Delhi Govt. Sonia Gandhi says it is equally responsible for not activating the administration to reach out to the people to maintain peace and harmony. Calls it a collective failure of both governments - state and Centre.
01:29 PM

HC asks SG to advice police on lodging of FIRs against 'hate speeches' by 3 BJP leaders

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to advice the police commissioner on lodging of FIRs relating to alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders.
01:28 PM

Sonia Gandhi: Delhi Police has remained paralysed in the last 72 hrs-around 18 lives have been lost so far, including a head constable. Hundreds are in hospital, many with gunshot injuries. Violence continues unabated on the streets of North East Delhi.

01:27 PM

Conspiracy behind the violence: Sonia Gandhi

01:25 PM

The Centre and the Union Home Minister is responsible for the present situation in Delhi. The Union Home Minister should resign.

- Sonia Gandhi

01:24 PM

Sonia Gandhi hits out at CM Kejriwal too

Sonia Gandhi says, "the chief minister of Delhi must be visible in the affected areas and in constant communication with people."
01:21 PM

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi addressing a press conference has called for the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah over the violence in Delhi.

01:19 PM

Normalcy has returned to a large extent: Commissioner Patnaik

01:17 PM

During the hearing on the clashes in the Delhi High Court, the bench played BJP leader Kapil Mishra's video clip in the court in the presence of all lawyers, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and DCP Rajesh Deo ( ANI report)

12:40 PM

Shaheen blockade: SC pulls up Delhi police, pushes hearing date to March 23

12:38 PM

Death toll rises to 20, over 200 injured

12:33 PM

BSP chief Mayawati urged the Central government to conduct a high-level inquiry into the matter and punish those found guilty.

12:27 PM

What has happened in Delhi is a colossal failure of duty for which the entire responsibility must be borne by the central government and particularly the home minister and we call upon the Home Minister to tender his resignation immediately

- Congress

11:54 AM

Supreme Court pulls up Delhi Police over violence, defers hearing on Shaheen Bagh

Justice KM Joseph while hearing the petition lamented the "lack of professionalism" in the police force saying it was a malaise across the country that police waited for orders before acting.
11:48 AM

Ajit Doval takes stock of situation, tells a TV channel that there are enough forces on the ground in Delhi, no one needs to fear

11:44 AM

Don’t want to take up what’s not in original plea. Interlocutors' report has too many ifs and buts

- SC on Shaheen Bagh case

11:39 AM

Environment isn't very conducive to hear case. Let everything cool down first

- SC on Shaheen Bagh hearing

11:38 AM

Shaheen Bagh hearing has been postponed to March 23

11:36 AM

Justice Kaul: Let the system work. Let administration restore order.

11:32 AM

Situation 'alarming'; Army should be called in, says Kejriwal

11:32 AM

Justice KM Joseph: If you allow people to get away, these things will happen. 13 lives. Every life is precious. Let peace be restored.

11:27 AM

Congress leaders to march to Rashtrapati Bhavan to seek normalcy and peace in violence-hit Delhi

11:25 AM

The SC bench has started hearing the Shaheen Bagh case. Justice Kaul says unfortunate things have happened, but the Supreme Court will be dealing with only the limited issue of shifting protesters from Shaheen Bagh road. The Delhi High Court is looking at the larger issues and hence the apex court will not be looking into fresh petitions.

11:19 AM

People are on the streets equipped with canes, swords, revolvers, blood is being spilled on the roads. Some horror film-like situation is being witnessed in Delhi, which depicts the grim reality of 1984 riot

- Shiv Sena

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