Delhi violence updates: AAP suspends Councillor Tahir Hussain from the primary membership of the party
The AAP has suspended its councillor Tahir Hussain, who is accused of being involved in the killing of an IB staffer, from the primary membership of the party till the police probe is complete.
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Delhi Police on Thursday issued an appeal requesting people, including media persons, to come forward and give their statements and share video footage in connection with the violence in northeast Delhi.
215 victims of Delhi violence have been treated so far
- GTB Hospital Director
Locals in Chand Bagh area of Northeast Delhi say that they formed a human chain to protect Sri Durga Fakiri Mandir
Delhi: Locals in Chand Bagh area of #NortheastDelhi say that they formed a human chain to protect Sri Durga Fakiri… https://t.co/WUqyCrLVJW
Riots took place in the national capital for three days and could not be controlled despite the fact that there is a strong govt at Centre. It should be discussed in the next session of Parliament as to how and why it occurred.
- Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut
Death toll rises to 38
#UPDATE Death toll rises to 38 (34 at GTB Hospital, 3 at LNJP Hospital and 1 at Jag Parvesh Chander Hospital) in No… https://t.co/OrbN5qAyQS
Delhi Waqf Board to set up relief camps, distribute ration kit in violence-hit areas
Delhi Police form two SITs to probe northeast Delhi violence
Delhi Police have transferred northeast Delhi riots probe to the crime branch, and the cases will be probed by two Special Investigation Teams (SITs). The teams will be headed Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP) Joy Tirkey and Rajesh Deo. The teams will have four Assistant Commissioner of Police-rank officers each and the probe will be supervised by Additional Commissioner of Police B K Singh
Bengali actors take to social media to voice concern over Delhi violence
Bengali film actors took to the Twitter to condemn the communal clashes in Delhi.
Bengali film hero and Trinamool Congress MP Dev posted: I dont see Delhi Burning.. I can only see Humanity Crippling. THIS was not Gods plan (sic). THIS needs to STOP. Or else we fail TOGETHER, AS A NATION.
Superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee posted: "Saddened and devastated to hear the chaos in the Capital of our country. Hate shall not prevail, lets unite and move forward as Indians #uniteindian #peace #saynotowar #love #respect."
Bengali heroine and TMC MP Nusrat Jahan tweeted: "Saddened. Disheartened. Pained My country is burning. Let us not forget we are Human first. Also please do not spread rumour, fake news & hate....#Delhi.
Actor Parambrata Chatterjee posted: No it's not shocking, not anymore. The pogrom was on, its only become open now. From the pathetic, helpless lot of ours, the aware & conscious might find a mirror image of what we might be remembered as(sadly) in Hunters on prime video. Good luck with sleeping!"
The incident happened at a time when the US President was here. The news of Delhi violence was being shown in contrast to the image of the US President. This kind of incident can be nothing short of a blot on our country.
- Ram Vilas Paswan
Delhi Police transfers northeast Delhi riots probe to Crime Branch, forms two SITs.
NGO condemns 'midnight transfer' of Justice S Muralidhar
The Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) said the transfer has nothing to do with "public interest" and everything to do with "punishing" an honest and courageous judicial officer for simply carrying out his constitutional duties, PTI reported. Justice Muralidhar was hearing the Delhi violence case when he was transferred out of the Delhi HC.
Delhi violence, anti-CAA protests not dampened investor sentiment: Nirmala Sitharaman.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that investor sentiment has not been dampened by anti-CAA protests and the recent Delhi violence. She said the investors she met in her recent visit to Saudi Arabia expressed willingness to invest more in the country.
When a member of parliament's complaint is not paid heed to, one can imagine the plight of the common man. No sane Indian wants a repeat of 1984.
- Shiromani Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral
Delhi Police's inaction towards protecting minorities reminiscent of 1984: SAD MP Naresh Gujral
SAD MP Naresh Gujral has hit out at the Delhi Police's "inaction" in protecting the lives and properties of minorities. He says it is reminiscent of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He has shot off a later to Home Minister Amit Shah in which he points out that on Wednesday night he called to the Delhi Police for protection for 16 MLAs who were under sttack. "However, much to my disappointment, no action was taken on my complaint and the 16 individuals received no assistance from the Delhi Police. They fortunately managed to escape only because some Hindu neighbours came to their rescue," he says. Shiromani Akali Dal is an ally of the BJP.
SCBA President terms Justice Muralidhar transfer 'punitive'
The Supreme Court Bar Association's (SCBA) President and senior advocate Dushyant Dave on Thursday said the transfer of Justice S. Muralidhar from Delhi High Court to Punjab and Haryana High Court is a "malafide and punitive action" against him by the Centre.
LG Anil Baijal asks Special CP (vigilance) Sundari Nanda to meet families of deceased, injured and ensure all possible help
AAP councillor's factory sealed
Police seals a factory belonging to AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain in North East Delhi's Khajoori Khaas area.… https://t.co/bgKV7gcO8A
Delhi Police: Situation is normal. No incident took place today. Adequate forces have been deployed. 48 FIRs registered so far, more FIRs are being registered as we are getting more info. 350 Aman committee meetings have been held so far.
India slams OIC statement alleging discrimination
India has hit out at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for its statement on Delhi violence. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said , saying the comments are factually inaccurate and misleading. The OIC had condemned the violence in Delhi and alleged discrimination against Muslims.
'Delhi Govt will pay for treatment of all those who were injured in riots,' says Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi govt to set up special camps for people to get documents burnt during arson, violence: Kejriwal
If anyone from AAP involved in rioting, give double punishment: Kejriwal
CM Kejriwal: Any person who is found guilty should be given stringent punishment. If any AAP person is found guilty then he should be given double the punishment. There should be no politics on the issue of national security.
Delhi CM Kejriwal announces compensation package to violence-hit
Under Delhi Govt's 'Farishte' scheme of free-of-cost medical treatment at any private hospital, those affected in this violence can get medical treatment. Compensation of Rs 20 lakhs each to families of those who have died.
'Normalcy is returning to Delhi,' says SN Srivastava, special CP
CBSE postpones exams in violence-hit areas
CBSE postpones the following subject exams for class 10 and 12, scheduled for 28th and 29th February in… https://t.co/E5sNq9fpSB
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters recites poem by activist Aamir Aziz
There is a video circulating of Roger Waters of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd reading out the English version of Delhi student Aamir Aziz's popular poem "Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega". He also described the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as "fascist" and "racist". The 76-year-old singer-lyricist was participating in a protest last week to demand the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. "Everything will be remembered, Everything recorded," he recited from the poem, adding that the "kid has a future". (PTI)
Delhi HC allows Centre's impleadment in PIL for FIRs over hate speech by 3 BJP leaders
The Delhi High Court has allowed the Centre's impleadment in the PIL seeking lodging of FIRs and arrests. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar granted four weeks to the Centre and the police to file their replies to the PIL seeking lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders. ( PTI)
Rashtrapatiji, you are given the highest possible responsibility under the Constitution of India: to act as the conscience keeper of this government and to remind it of its constitutional duty and the pillars of raj dharma by which any just government must abide.
- Congress memorandum to President Kovind
AAP MLAs should have worked for peace, instead CM Kejriwal identified riot victims by religion in Assembly: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Action must be taken against guilty irrespective of party, religion: AAP
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has said anyone found guilty of being involved in Delhi riots should be punished, irrespective of the party or religion. "AAP has been saying that any person, be it from any party or religion, action must be taken against them if guilty," party leader Sanjay Singh told ANI in response to a question on the allegation that AAP leader Tahir Hussain was involved in the killing of Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer Ankit Sharma. Singh also pointed out that Hussain had already given a statement on this.
AAP councillor denies involvement in killing of IB staffer
AAP councillor Tahir Hussain has denied that he was involved in the killing of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer as alleged by his family. Ankit Sharma (26), who worked for the IB, had gone missing on Tuesday and his body was found in a drain near his home in Chand Bagh. "I came to know from news reports that I am being blamed for the murder of a man. These are lies and baseless accusations. For our safety, my family and I had moved away from our home on Monday in police presence," he said.
Strict action against those responsible: DCW on Delhi violence
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal visited the Chand Bagh area of northeast Delhi, which was amongst the worst hit. "We have recieved a lot of complaints from women and also about children being shot and killed. We had tried to visit the spot yesterday but the Delhi Police didn't grant us a permission to do so," she said. She said strict action should be taken against all those responsible
No one has the right to take the law in their own hands. The administration should ensure that the peace is restored in Delhi as soon as possible.
- RSS general secretary Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi
SG urges no judicial intervention till normalcy restored
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the Delhi High Court that 48 FIRs have been lodged in relation to the north-east Delhi violence and there be no judicial intervention till normalcy is restored. The matter is now being heard by a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar. Justice S Muralidhar who heard it yesterday has been transferred.
Delhi High Court makes Centre a party in the North East Delhi violence case and gives 4 weeks to the Centre and police to file response. The matter is listed for hearing on April 13.
Identifying outsiders in clashes from CCTV footage: Delhi Police
Delhi Police tell HC: All the 106 arrested people are locals and that more arrests will be made on the basis of CCTV footage recovered. Police also said that they have got visuals of outsiders and they are being identified.
Hearing on the Delhi violence begins. Delhi Police tell High Court that in a conscious decision, they've decided not to file an FIR for hate speech against anyone at this stage as it won't help in restoring peace and normalcy in Delhi. Delhi Police also say they have filed 48 FIRs in the North East Delhi violence case.
Delhi Police hold flag march in Chand Bagh area, ask shopkeepers to open their shops
Kejriwal should play role in normalising Delhi instead of politicising violence: Mayawati
He(Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad) is the most lawless minister the country has ever seen. He is hell-bent at destroying the judiciary. He has scant regard for the Constitution and law. He is a prodigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah.
- (Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala)
All the process has been followed (in the transfer of delhi HC judge Justice S Muralidhar). The allegations levelled by Congress party are baseless.
- (Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad)
CBSE to conduct fresh exams for students who failed to appear
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct fresh exams for students who have not been able to appear for papers in parts of the national capital due to the violence in northeast Delhi. "The board has asked school principals to send the details to regional offices concerned of the CBSE of all such students of class 10, 12 who have missed out on the exams so far in Delhi, due to these difficult conditions," CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said. The board will conduct fresh exams and the dates will nbe notified shortly.
Delhi violence was pre-planned, alleges Nawab Malik
Supreme Court has said that several lives could have been saved. It indicated that the riots were pre-planned. Police were given some kind of order for not acting. Amit Shah must resign as he doesn't have a moral right to stay in the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs," Maharashtra Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik told ANI in Mumbai.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Delhi Violence: Situation is moving towards normalcy.
Karnataka Police sends notice to AIMIM leader Waris Pathan
In Karnataka , M N Nagaraj, Kalaburagi Police Commissioner says : We have served notice to Waris Pathan (AIMIM leader on his '15 cr hain magar 100 ke upar bhaari hain' remark) to appear before the investigation officer on 29th February and give his statement.
The situation is quite normal and peaceful as far as security and traffic are concerned. We have held talks and conducted patrols with people of all communities. Services such as road cleaning have resumed and traffic flow is normal.
- Jt Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Narendra Singh Bundela
CBSE has asked schools to send details of class 10, 12 students who were unable to appear for exams due to violence in NE Delhi.
Centre miserably failed to maintain law & order, says Manmohan Singh
Secretary-General is very saddened by the reports of casualties following the protests in Delhi. As he has done in similar circumstances, he calls for maximum restraint and for violence to be avoided.
- Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General
Congress demands Amit Shah's resignation over 'abdication of duty'
The Congress delegation, including party chief Sonia Gandhi, has urged President Ram Nath Kovind to call for Home Minister Amit Shah's resignation over his alleged "abdication of duty" . It also urged him to remind the Centre of its "raj dharma" The delegation also had former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel, P Chidambaram, K C Venugopal, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Anand Sharma and Randeep Surjewala. ( PTI)
A plea in the Delhi HC seeks constitution of SIT to look into alleged hate speeches. HC lists matter for hearing on Friday.
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami was asked by the media if the state assembly will pass a resolution against NRC and on NPR like what the Bihar assembly did. He said it is under consideration.