Northeast Delhi Violence: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday postponed the following subject exams for class 10 and 12, scheduled for February 28 and 29 in the violence-hit Northeast Delhi and the other affected parts of the national capital. The exams in the rest of Delhi shall be conducted as per the schedule. The next date of exam for affected students will be notified shortly.
How did the violence started?
The violence started on February 23 (Sunday) after anti-CAA protests blocked a road outside the Jaffrabad Metro station – in Northeast Delhi – and Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra called a gathering in support of CAA.
The clashes erupted after Kapil Mishra asked the Delhi Police to vacate the Jaffrabad and Chand Bagh roads. He said that he would give only three days to clear the roads and that he would not let Jaffrabad turn into another Shaheen Bagh.
Delhi Police head constable killed on Monday
The clashes took a violent turn on Monday in Northeast Delhi’s Maujpur and Jaffrabad areas as pro and anti-CAA protesters clashed with each other. Delhi Police head constable, Ratan Lal, was killed during the stone-pelting after he succumbed to a head injury. Also, four of the civilians died due to bullet injuries.
Violence continued on Tuesday
13 people were killed and around 200 people were injured in the clashes between pro- and anti-CAA protesters in the Northeast district. Around 200 people, including 48 police personnel were injured and half of the civilians had suffered gunshot wounds. Meanwhile, the mobs roamed through the streets, burning shops, pelting stones and threatening locals. Also, shoot and sight order was issued.
NSA Ajit Doval visited Northeast Delhi
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval reached Northeast Delhi for on-spot inspection. NSA Ajit Doval took stock of the situation in Seelampur to get a briefing on the situation minutes after Home Minister Amit Shah called the third meeting with Delhi Police and his ministry officials.