NEW DELHI: The rioting mob in Delhi did not spare journalists. Reports of violence against journalists have flooded social media now. According to reports, some journalists were even asked about their religion.
A journalist with JK 24X7 who was shot at is critical.
मौजपुर हिंसा में @JK247News के घायल पत्रकार आकाश नापा ने सुनाई आपबीती #Delhiviolence #Maujpur #Arvindkejriwal @PMOIndia @narendramodi @AmitShah @HMOIndia @RahulGandhi @priyankagandhi @ArvindKejriwal @AamAadmiParty @AapKaGopalRai @KapilMishra_IND @ManojTiwariMP @AamAadmiParty pic.twitter.com/DQY4e3uPMI
— JK 24×7 News (@JK247News) February 25, 2020
Another journalist lost a tooth during the violence.
People took to Twitter to share stories of the violence.
Two of my colleagues @arvindgunasekar and @saurabhshukla_s were badly beaten by a mob just now in Delhi, they only stopped beating them after realising they are “our people- Hindus”. Absolutely despicable.
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) February 25, 2020
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Home Minister Amit Shah to review the current situation in Delhi.
After meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah, the Delhi CM said, “The police will be sent wherever they are needed, the centre has told me.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called for sealing the city’s border in areas that witnessed violence over the amended citizenship act to prevent “outsiders” from entering the national capital and creating a commotion.
According to a latest report 10 people have died and around 100 people have been injured in the violence that had initially erupted between pro and anti CAA protestors.
The police fired teargas shells. 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.
The violence happened at the time of US President Donald Trump and his family on a two-day visit to India.
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