NEW DELHI: BJP’s Gautam Gambhir has said that strict action must be taken against people who are guilty of causing violence in Delhi.
Fingers are being pointed at BJP’s Kapil Mishra who gave a provocative speech where he asked police to clear CAA protestors within three days from streets of North East Delhi.
“…we would not even listen to you if the roads are not vacated,” he had said, according to media reports.
“This is unfortunate. Whoever has done this, strict action must be taken – whether from BJP, Congress or AAP. Kapil Mishra’s speech is not acceptable. This is about Delhi not about any political party,” Gambhir said during his visit to a hospital where policemen with injury are being treated.
Extremely sad to hear about the death of Senior Police Constable Shri Ratan Lal during violent anti CAA protests.There is no scope for violence in democratic protests. I request everyone to maintain peace and urge @DelhiPolice to take strict action against the culprits. pic.twitter.com/1PobrXWKka
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 24, 2020
Sporadic incidents of stone-pelting between anti and pro-CAA groups at Maujpur in east Delhi broke a relative lull in tension over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. The police fired teargas shells. The tension erupted after a pro-CAA rally in the area was stoned by a group of anti-CAA protesters. Following stone-pelting by both groups, the police stepped in to disperse the two groups.
Metro stations have been shut down in the area as a precautionary measure. Metro rail stations that have been shut down include the Maujpur-Babarpur and the Seelampur metro station, adding to the overall congestion and chaos prevailing in the area. More security forces are being directed to the spot from other areas including nearby Jaffrabad.
Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “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.”
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