Delhi Violence LIVE Updates: Environment of Fear in Capital, Says Congress, Slams One-sided Probe

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Delhi Violence LIVE Updates: BJP leader Kapil Mishra, who is under fire for his provocative speeches that reportedly fanned communal tensions in the Capital, today participated in a peace march organised at Jantar Mantar against the riots that have claimed 42 lives in northeast Delhi. Slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’, ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ rent the air as hundreds of people gathered at the place carrying the tricolour. The march was organised by the Delhi Peace Forum, an NGO.

Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh today asked the Delhi Police if the FIRs registered by them also included the names of those whose hate speeches incited the riots in the Capital. Attacking the police, Singh asked if the police was “under pressure” to not lodge an FIR against BJP leaders who fanned tensions.

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Feb 29, 2020 3:09 pm (IST)

DIG (Headquarters) Pushpendra Rathore says, “He (BSF constable Mohammad Anees) is currently posted in Odisha and soon will be transferred to Delhi”.

Feb 29, 2020 2:52 pm (IST)

A team of officials reaches Shiv Vihar area in Northeast Delhi for property assessment. Pradeep Tayal, Sub Divisional Magistrate says, “We are also distributing forms to affected people so that instant relief of Rs 25,000 can be given”.

Feb 29, 2020 2:26 pm (IST)

JNU Admin, JNUSU at Loggerheads over Shelter for Riot Victims | Meanwhile, after the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Students’ Union (JNUSU) called for providing shelter to the Delhi riot victims inside the campus, the varsity administration has issued a warning to the union against any such step. The move has now invited yet another turn to ongoing tussle between the administration and JNUSU. “You have no legal right to make the JNU campus a shelter, the notice issued by varsity Registrar Pramod Kumar,” read. The university administration has also warned the students of disciplinary actions if the students are found doing so.

Feb 29, 2020 2:16 pm (IST)

The Delhi High Court had on Wednesday directed the police to take “conscious decision” with respect to lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders, including Verma, in connection with the violence. In the Assembly election, Verma courted controversy over his  terrorist” statement against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, following which he was banned from campaigning by the Election Commission.  

Feb 29, 2020 2:07 pm (IST)

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma claims that a “one-sided” investigation is taking place into the riots. “We have no expectations from Centre or Delhi CM but we have hopes from the courts,” he told reporters. 

Feb 29, 2020 1:55 pm (IST)

Congress today says situation in Delhi far from normal and an environment of fear still prevail in all the riot-hit areas in the national capital.

Feb 29, 2020 1:32 pm (IST)

During Delhi poll campaigning, BJP leader Parvesh Verma had claimed that Shaheen Bagh protestors would “enter your houses, rape your sisters and daughters, kill them”. He has also called Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on several occasions. Along with Kapil Mishra and Anurag Thakur, Verma is among the three BJP leaders against whom activist Harsh Mander sought arrest in a plea filed before the Delhi High Court. The court has given the Delhi police three weeks time to respond to the pleas.

Feb 29, 2020 1:11 pm (IST)

Meanwhile, BJP MP Parvesh Verma donated his one month’s salary to the families of IB Officer Ankit Sharma and Head Constable Ratan Lal.

Feb 29, 2020 12:52 pm (IST)

Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police, says, “Incidents of violence have not been reported since evening of February 25. We have given relaxation in Section 144 from 10 am to 2pm today, as situation is under control. We will monitor further.”

Feb 29, 2020 12:30 pm (IST)

Meanwhile, the GTB Hospital says that post mortem is pending on 13 bodies, out of which six are yet to be identified.

Feb 29, 2020 12:14 pm (IST)


Kapil Mishra Takes Out Peace March at Jantar Mantar Against Delhi Violence | A peace march was organised at Jantar Mantar on Saturday against the communal violence that claimed 42 lives in northeast Delhi. Slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’, ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ rent the air as hundreds of people gathered at the place carrying the tricolour. BJP leader Kapil Mishra was also present at the march organised by the Delhi Peace Forum, an NGO. 

Feb 29, 2020 11:57 am (IST)

New Patients Arrive with Minor Injuries at GTB Hospital​ | The GTB Hospital this morning notifies that patients are arriving there with minor injuries, however, no new deaths have been reported. As of now, 45 patients are still under treatment at the hospital, out of which two are in the ICU.

Feb 29, 2020 11:30 am (IST)

An official will screen all the complaints received. The complaints which are genuine would then be forwarded to the police for necessary action, says the source.

Feb 29, 2020 11:27 am (IST)

Sources in the Delhi government says, ‘There is a lot of hate material being circulated on WhatsApp. If anyone receives any such material, he/she should immediately file a complaint with Delhi Govt. The Delhi Govt will issue a WhatsApp number on which such complaints can be made.”

Feb 29, 2020 10:53 am (IST)

Delhi Govt May Launch WhatsApp No to Lodge Complaint about Hate Messages | The Delhi government is considering to issue a WhatsApp number on which people can complain about hate messages being circulated on the instant messaging app in wake of the riots that claimed 42 lives in northeast Delhi, sources said yesterday. They said the government will make an appeal to people to not forward any such message because forwarding any material which causes enmity amongst communities is a crime.

Feb 29, 2020 10:35 am (IST)

BSF Jawan’s House Burned Down in Khajuri Khas | Among the hundreds and thousands of Muslim families huddled inside their homes in various colonies of northeast Delhi over the last few days was that of one Mohd Anees. They hoped, or prayed, that the nameplate outside the two-storey house would give the rioters some pause. The mob was going one by one vandalizing and burning down each house in Khas Khajuri Gali on the afternoon of February 25. The nameplate said house number 76 belonged to Mohd Anees of the BSF and also showed its insignia. But it was not enough to save them from the violence that was to be unleashed. Read the full story here.

Feb 29, 2020 10:22 am (IST)

Latest visuals from Shiv Vihar area:

Feb 29, 2020 10:17 am (IST)

Meanwhile, in Shiv Vihar, security forces continue to be deployed and section 144 is in place. However, no incident of violence has been reported in the last three days.

Feb 29, 2020 10:13 am (IST)

Those who died due to gunshot injury are Amaan (18), Dinesh (35), Head constable Ratan Lal (42), Istayak (24), Mohammad Mubarak Hussain (28), Mohammad  Mudassar (30), Pravesh (48), Rahul Solanki (26), Shahid,  Vir Bhan (50), Mohammad  Furkan (30), Shad Mohammad (35). The police have not identified the cause of death of Rahul Thakur, Faizan, Nitin, and Vinod. 

Feb 29, 2020 10:11 am (IST)

Those who died of physical assault or stone pelting are: Alok Tiwari (32 – died due to physical assault), Mohseen (25-physical assault), Salman (24 – stone pelting), Intelligence Bureau staffer Ankit Sharma (26 -physical assault), Asfaq Hussain  (physical assault), Dilbar Singh Negi (21 – physical assault), Mahroof Ali (32 – physical assault), Mehtab (22 – physical assault), Zakir (24 – physical assault) and Deepak Kumar (34 – stabbing).

Feb 29, 2020 9:51 am (IST)

Class 8 Girl Missing Since Monday Reunites with Family | A 13-year-old girl, who had gone missing after school on Monday amid violence in northeast Delhi, was reunited with her parents yesterday, police officials said. The girl, a Class 8 student, had gone to take an examination at her school in the Khajuri Khas area, some 4.5 km from her residence in Sonia Vihar, on Monday. Her father, who deals in readymade garments, had told PTI that he was supposed to pick her up at 5.20 pm but failed as he got caught in the riots that ensued in the area.

Feb 29, 2020 9:36 am (IST)

Brother of IB Staffer Killed in Delhi Violence Seeks Police Protection for Family | The brother of 26-year-old Intelligence Bureau staffer Ankit Sharma, whose body was pulled out of a drain in northeast Delhi’s riot-hit Chand Bagh, has sought police protection for his family after accusing former AAP counsellor Tahir Hussain and his associates of being behind the killing. “Hussain and his associates killed my brother. They are very powerful people and I want protection for my family for them. I asked for security and they (police) sent it, but right now we are in our village in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah,” Ankit Sharma’s elder brother Ankur said.

Feb 29, 2020 9:29 am (IST)


Traumatised Bengal Workers Return from Riot-hit Delhi | With panic writ large on their traumatised faces, 13 West Bengal residents returned to Kolkata yesterday after being trapped in Delhi without a morsel to eat during the recent arson that broke out in North-East Delhi. It was virtually a close brush with death for the 13 men. “We got trapped in the disturbances. We didn’t get anything to eat for three days. We couldn’t venture outdoor. The police finally rescued us,” said a youth, still looking tense as the team returned to Howrah station by Kalka Mail.

Feb 29, 2020 9:12 am (IST)

Workers remove debris in a riot affected area following clashes between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi.

Feb 29, 2020 9:09 am (IST)

16-year-old Boy Missing Since Sunday | A Class XI student, Yusuf, left his home in northeast Delhi’s Chand Bagh, which has been wracked by violence for days, on Sunday to go to an eatery and hasn’t returned since. His father Yunus, 38, has been making frantic rounds of hospitals and mortuaries for the last five days, hoping to find his 16-year-old son Yusuf. Asked why the family hasn’t lodged a police complaint yet, Yunus said, “The situation here hasn’t been conducive since Monday. “With hope fading, he said the family will now lodge a police complaint. Yusuf is the eldest of Yunus’ three children.

Feb 29, 2020 8:42 am (IST)

Family’s Search for Man Missing for 5 Days Ends at Morgue | Frantic search for the whereabouts of persons missing in the riots continued at different hospitals of Delhi and for the family of 22-year-old Monis it ended at the GTB Hospital morgue. Monis mother was wailing outside the mortuary as the family was called inside. They identified his body. He was missing since February 25. His cousin Ibrahim said Monis had gone to visit his mother in Badli and was returning to Mustafabad where he worked as a labourer.

Feb 29, 2020 8:28 am (IST)

Sanjay Singh Slams Delhi Police, Asks If BJP Leaders Have Been Booked for ‘Hate Speech’ | On Delhi police’s registration of 123 FIRs in connection with the riots, AAP leader Sanjay Singh hits out at the law enforcement agency asking them if the names of the BJP leaders who gave “provocative statements” have been incorporated in the complaint or not. He says, “Are the names of those who set Delhi on fire by giving provocative statements in these FIRs? Will the media now ask that under whose pressure, no FIR has been filed against the BJP leaders who have given provocative statements?

Feb 29, 2020 8:13 am (IST)

Last night, the Delhi police said that they have arrested and detained around 630 people in connection with Delhi riots. Ms Randhawa, Delhi Police PRO, says, “We have registered 123 FIRs so far, around 630 people have been arrested detained/arrested.”

Feb 29, 2020 7:56 am (IST)

People gather outside the Al-Hind hospital, where victims are treated and many have taken shelter after they fled their homes following clashes between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in a riot-affected area in New Delhi.

Feb 29, 2020 7:49 am (IST)

An Anguished Son Goes from Pillar to Post for Treatment of Wounded Father | “I was sleeping with my father on the road in Loni today. My father left for work around 5 in the morning. I tried to stop him from going anywhere as I was scared due to the violence, but he said ‘what will we eat if we don’t earn’ and left,” Salman, a differently-abled by birth, said, adding “we did not eat any thing for two-three days.” Salman said, “Two people brought my father in a very bad condition. His head was bleeding. He asked me to take him to any hospital. I kept him in a cart and took him to at least three hospitals, but no one admitted him. The hospital demanded Rs 3,000 for his treatment. I brought him to GTB Hospital today with the help of a few people, who even helped me with some money but by the time he was dead.”

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