The death toll in the violence in northeast Delhi over the citizenship amendment act (CAA) has reached 34 on Thursday, a senior official said. Meanwhile, the Delhi fire service received 19 calls from midnight till 8 am on Thursday morning from the violence-hit areas of northeast Delhi. According to the information, 100 firemen have been deployed in the area and all the four fire stations are provided to meet any emergency.
Sonia Gandhi submits a memorandum to the President
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, and other senior party leaders submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind on Delhi violence at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Sonia Gandhi said that “We call upon President to ensure that life, liberty, and property of the citizens would be preserved. We also reiterate that you should immediately call for the removal of the Home Minister for his inability to contain violence.”
Dr. Manmohan Singh on Northeast Delhi Violence
Dr. Manmohan Singh stated that “We called upon President to suggest to him that what has happened in the last four days in Delhi. It is a matter of great concern and a matter of national shame in which at least 34 people have died and 200 people were injured, it is a reflection on the total failure of Central Government.”
“Situation is returning to normal”
“The situation is returning to normal. We have been registering cases and proceeding with the legal action, soon we will be making arrests. I hope all these things will contribute to normalcy,” Delhi Special Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) SN Shrivastava said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Dilraj Kaur, Commissioner, East Delhi Municipal Corporation said that “We had a coordination meeting today. It’s a coordinated team effort with Delhi Police. We’ll be deploying our resources to clean up the areas. We’ll try our best to bring it to normalcy at the earliest.”
PM Modi on Northeast Delhi Violence
While appealing to the people of Delhi, PM Modi took to twitter and wrote: “Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy.”
“Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest,” he added.