Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed to the people of the national capital to maintain peace and brotherhood amid violence in Northeast Delhi. The violence broke out between the pro and anti-CAA protestors on Sunday.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi 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.”
In another tweet, PM Modi said, “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.”
The death toll due to the violence has climbed to 20 on Wednesday, said Sunil Kumar Gautam Medical Superintendent, Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital. Meanwhile, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan stated that the Central goverment should take steps to normalise the situation in the national capital and prevent the violence. “The Union Home Ministry should not hesitate to take strong action against the culprits. The police should be effectively deployed to prevent violence,” he added.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that “They’re asking where was Amit Shah. He took an all-party meeting yesterday where a Cong leader was also present. Home Minister gave directions to Police and also boost the morale of Police. Statements by Congress have adverse an affect on the morale of police.”