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Delhi violence: Kejriwal calls urgent meeting with party MLAs of affected areas

PTI New Delhi | Updated on February 25, 2020 Published on February 25, 2020

File Photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.   -  PTI

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he is “very worried” about the prevailing situation in certain parts of Delhi and called an urgent meeting of all party MLAs of the violence-hit areas.

Violence spiralled over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi, turning it into a battlefield on Monday with frenzied protesters torching houses, shops, vehicles and a petrol pump, and hurling stones.

 

In a tweet, the chief minister also urged everyone to shun violence. “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 (sic),” he tweeted. “Am meeting all MLAs (of all parties) of affected areas along wid senior officials in a while,” Kejriwal added.

Sources said the meeting will take place at the chief minister’s residence at 10.30 am. A head constable was among four people killed and at least 50 others, including several paramilitary and Delhi Police personnel, were injured in the violence.

Toll climbs to seven

The death toll in the Maujpur violence climbed to seven, a senior police official on Tuesday.

 

A Delhi Police head constable, Ratan Lal, was among the seven killed in the violence that erupted on Monday over the amended citizenship law.

Till Monday, authorities had said at least four people, including Lal, were killed in the violence. They said that the death toll has increased to seven on Tuesday.

Published on February 25, 2020
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