Delhi Violence Highlights: US Embassy asks nationals to exercise caution, avoid areas where protests are on
Live updates of the violence in north-east Delhi over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)
Live updates of the violence in north-east Delhi. The death toll after two days of violence has risen to 25. National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval while taking stock of the violence-hit areas, has interacted with locals and assured them that peace will be restored.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi held the Centre and Home Minister Amit Shah responsible for the violence and demanded that Shah step down. In response, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar condemned Gandhi for "politicising the violence".
Arvind Kejriwal has said that the police has been unable to control the situation and that the Army should be called in.Streets in many localities like Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura, Gokulpuri, Maujpur, Kardampuri and Jaffrabad saw pitched battles yesterday between members of two groups, who also reportedly hurled petrol bombs and opened fire. Catch the LIVE updates here:
Security personnel patrol streets following clashes over the new citizenship law, at Bhagirathi area of northeast Delhi on Feb 26, 2020 (PTI)
US Embassy asks nationals to exercise caution, avoid areas where protests are on
The US Embassy in India issued a security alert, advising American citizens that it is important to monitor local media outlets for updates on demonstrations, road and Metro closures, and possible curfews.
"US citizens in India should exercise caution in light of violent demonstrations in Northeast Delhi and avoid all areas with demonstrations," the embassy advisory said.
"The Government of India -- imposed law that prohibits political gatherings of four or more people – known as Section 144 – remains in effect in certain areas," it said.
"Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Monitor local media for updates. Follow the instructions of local authorities," the advisory read.
February 26, 2020 / 09:07 PM IST
Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | Sunil Kumar, Medical Superintendent, Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital: The death toll has risen to 25 as 3 more died during medical treatment.
February 26, 2020 / 08:32 PM IST
Compensation of Rs 2 lakh to be paid to families of those killed in Delhi violence
"A compensation of Rs 2 lakh will be paid to the next of kin of the people who have died in the communal violence. Persons who have been seriously injured will be given a relief amount of Rs 50,000," a senior official told PTI.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal said his government would give a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the family of Head Constable Ratan Lal who was killed in the violence.
February 26, 2020 / 08:26 PM IST
Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | NSA Ajit Doval leaves from the Ministry of Home Affairs after his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik were also present at the meeting. (ANI)
February 26, 2020 / 08:22 PM IST
Two fatalities at LNJP Hospital; toll in north east Delhi violence mounts to 24
Two deaths were recorded at LNJP Hospital on February 26 taking the count of people who have died in the northeast Delhi violence to 24, authorities said.
These were the first cases of casualty reported at LNJP Hospital, which has been receiving a number of patients since the violence broke out Monday evening.
"One person was brought dead, while another died during treatment," Medical Superintendent of LNJP Hospital Kishore Singh told PTI.
Earlier, the toll stood at 22, all fatalities being recorded at GTB Hospital.
February 26, 2020 / 08:14 PM IST
Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia are interacting with the local residents in the sensitive areas in north east Delhi, to take stock of the situation there. (ANI)
February 26, 2020 / 07:36 PM IST
Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: We are going to the affected areas to take stock of the situation. We will tell you after we do that.
Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | Opposition leaders, including Akhilesh Yadav, Sitaram Yechury and Sharad Yadav have sought time from President Ram Nath Kovind to discuss about the ongoing violence in the nationa capital, News18 has reported.
February 26, 2020 / 07:19 PM IST
Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | MS Randhawa, PRO, Delhi Police: 18 FIRs have been registered, the investigation is underway. Over 106 people have been arrested.
February 26, 2020 / 07:16 PM IST
Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | MS Randhawa, PRO, Delhi Police: There are two numbers that I am sharing which can be used for sharing information or if you need any asistance.These two numbers are: 22829334, 2282935.
February 26, 2020 / 07:14 PM IST
Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | MS Randhawa, PRO, Delhi Police: No untoward incident today. PCR calls are being closely monitored, and PCR calls have been less today.