After clashes between pro and anti-CAA groups claimed lives of seven people in Delhi, fresh incidents of stone-pelting were reported from Maujpur and Brahmpuri. In the wake of violence in parts of the national capital, Home Minister Amit Shah directed officials to restore normalcy.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, meanwhile, called for an urgent meeting to review the situation. Kejriwal has also appealed to people to shun violence.
6:37 pm: MS Randhawa, Delhi Police PRO: I deny that there is any deficiency of Police force. Sufficient forces have been deployed in the Northeast district. CRPF, RAF and additional resources of Delhi police are also active. 11 FIRs have been registered and a few have been detained.
6:36 pm: Section 144 imposed in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad over continued violence in Delhi. All liquor stores have been ordered shut.
6:25 pm: Delhi Police files 11 FIRs over CAA violence.
6:20 pm: Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa on violence in North East Delhi: 56 police personnel injured, head constable Rattan Lal has lost his life, DCP Shahdara also suffered head injuries; 130 civilians injured.
6:11 pm: 10 people have died and 150 injured have been admitted at GTB Hospital in the last 24 hours due to clashes over CAA.
6:04 pm: Delhi HC to hear on Wednesday plea for FIR, arrest of persons involved in north-east Delhi violence.
5:53 pm: Security stepped up in Aligarh following violence in Delhi over CAA.
5:52 pm: Condemning the violence in Delhi, the Congress on Tuesday demanded that the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the Chief Minister of Delhi come forward to ensure peace and maintain brotherhood while rising above partisan politics.
5:51 pm: President Trump on the question on CAA: PM Modi and I believe in religious freedom and have the same belief. Yes, I heard about the individual attacks, but I didn’t discuss anything about it with Prime Minister Modi.
5:50 pm: A petition in the form of PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court of India seeking direction to deploy appropriate force in North East Delhi. The appellant has also called for Shaheen Bagh to be vacated. The PIL has been filed by one Ajay Gautam.
5:47 pm: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik met DCP Amit Sharma on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Amit Sharma underwent an operation on Monday night for the head injury sustained during the clashes.
5:44 pm: Reports of violence are coming from Durgapuri Chowk. Vandalism and looting have been reported from the scene. Police have finally managed to calm the situation. One person has been detained.
5:29 pm: Special CP Satish Golcha in Delhi’s Khajuri Khaas: We will be detaining the miscreants and taking legal action against them. People should cooperate with us to maintain peace. We are here till the situation normalises. Else we deploy more forces.
5:00 pm: All police stations across West Bengal put on alert amid the violence in Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
4:59 pm: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik: Head Constable Rattan Lal has made a sacrifice for the nation. We are proud of his sacrifice. We stand with his family.
4:50 pm:“Today four persons have been brought dead, yesterday five people lost their lives. Death toll rises to nine,” says Sunil Kumar, Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital, Delhi.
4:27 pm: Wreath-laying ceremony underway of Delhi Police Head Constable Rattan Lal who lost his life during clashes in North East Delhi yesterday.
4:21 pm: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal & Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia meet those who have been injured in the northeast Delhi violence and have been admitted at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital.
4:16 pm: One more person has died in the CAA violence in North East Delhi. The death toll has now risen to 8.
4:12 pm: A journalist was shot at while covering the riot-like situation in Maujpur. The injured works with a local channel and has been rushed to the GTB hospital.
3:52 pm: “It seems like predators have entered the city. This is not the general public of our Delhi. Whichever religion these people are from, they should be caught and jailed,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweets.
लगता है शहर में दरिंदे घुस आए हैं. ये हमारी दिल्ली की आम जनता नहीं है. ये लोग जिस भी धर्म जाति क्षेत्र से हैं इन्हें तुरंत पकड़कर अंदर डालना चाहिए. कड़ी सजा मिलनी चाहिए. जो भी हो.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 25, 2020
3:51 pm: “The entire country is worried about the violence that took place in Delhi in past two days. There has been loss of lives & properties. If violence increases it will affect everyone. All us are here to offer our prayers to Gandhi Ji who was a follower of non-violence,” says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
3:33 pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders at Raj Ghat.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders at Raj Ghat. pic.twitter.com/wi7asYUVFk
— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
3:00 pm: Road to Karawal Nagar- both carriageways are closed for traffic movement.
2:45 pm: “Both CM and I want that peace and harmony should remain intact in Delhi. We should do everything possible to maintain peace and order. We should also help Police in this,” says Lt. Governor Anil Baijal.
2:44 pm: Situation tense after fresh clashes at Bhajanpura Chowk.
1:50 pm: Amit Shah resolves to enhance police-MLA coordination in Delhi.
1:48 pm: Peace committees to be set up in Delhi. The committees will include local MLAs and will focus on quelling rumours.
1:24 pm: In the meeting, issues of hate-mongering, Police-MLAs coordination, adequate force deployment and controlling rumours were mainly discussed: MHA sources
12:59 pm: “Everyone wants that the violence be stopped. The Home Minister had called a meeting today, it was a positive one. It was decided that all the political parties will ensure that peace returns to our city, ” says Kejriwal after his meeting with Union Home minister Amit Shah.
12:56 pm: One more injured person has been brought to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.
12:54 pm: Meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah concludes.
12:40 pm: Police has brought an injured person at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, after he suffered a gunshot wound.
12:23 pm: Extra deployment of forces at 5 places in northeast Delhi: MHA sources
12:17 pm: Heavy security deployed in Maujpur area, after stone-pelting was reported in the area today morning.
12:12 pm: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is chairing a meeting with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, Congress leader Subhash Chopra, BJP leaders Manoj Tiwari and Rambir Singh Bidhuri and others.
12:09 pm: Home Minister’s meeting with Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Kejriwal to begin shortly.
12:00 pm: The Supreme Court to hear tomorrow an application seeking directions for police action and security measures in the wake of violence.
11:56 am: Incident of stone-pelting reported in Kabir Nagar area near Maujpur metro station.
11:50 am: Fire at some shops has not been doused yet, after the tyre market in Gokulpuri area was set ablaze yesterday.
11:40 am: “There is a need to seal the borders and do preventive arrests,” says Kejriwal.
11:31 am: “I appeal to all Delhites to maintain peace. We are worried about the violence in northeast Delhi. Several policemen and civilians were injured and some lost their lives. Several houses were set ablaze and shops were damaged. It is very unfortunate,” says Kejriwal.
11:30 am: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal briefs media after holding a meeting with MLAs and officials of affected areas.
11:28 am: Former CIC Wajahat Habibullah, others move SC seeking lodging of FIR with regard to recent violence in Delhi over CAA.
11:27 am: 35 companies of paramilitary forces deployed in northeast Delhi along with Special Cell, Crime Branch and Economic Offences Wing (EOW) officials. Local police from different districts of Delhi have also called in.
11:25 am: Section 144 clamped in the northeast district of Delhi. The order will remain in force for one month till March 24, says Police.
11:08 am: Security has been deployed in Gokulpuri area. Clashes had broken out between two groups in the area yesterday during which one Delhi Police head constable had lost his life and Shahdara DCP Amit Sharma was injured.
11:06 am: Amit Shah skips Trump welcome event, summons 2nd meeting in 12 hours.
10:40 am: Delhi violence planned, opposition spreading false propaganda, says MoS Kishan Reddy.
10:10 am: Home Minister Amit Shah has called a meeting with Delhi LG Anil Baijal, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and representatives of political parties at North Block at 12 pm.
9:35 am: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has called an urgent meeting of all party MLAs of the violence-hit areas. The meeting will take place at the his residence at 10:30 am.
Delhi: Shahdara DCP Amit Sharma, who was injured during clashes between two groups in Gokulpuri yesterday, is now conscious. He underwent a surgery last night at a hospital and his CT Scan was done this morning. He is safe and out of danger. https://t.co/PGnqb5R6BO pic.twitter.com/bm9JnmkiAX
— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
9:15 am: Arvind Kejriwal worried about situation in Delhi.
Am v worried abt prevailing situation in certain parts of Del. All of us together shud make all efforts to restore peace in our city. I again urge everyone to shun violence
Am meeting all MLAs (of all parties) of affected areas along wid senior officials in a while
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 25, 2020
9:00 am: Fresh violence reported on Tuesday morning
Delhi: Police & Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel hold flag march in Brahampuri area, after stone-pelting incident between two groups in the area, today morning. #NortheastDelhi pic.twitter.com/NkjrSrmBPD
— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020