NEW DELHI: In wake of violence in Delhi, Congress party interim president Sonia Gandhi said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah must resign.
At press conference in Delhi, Gandhi said that the riots were a "well-planned conspiracy."
"What was the Home Minister doing since last week? What was the Home Minister doing earlier this week? Why were the paramilitary forces not called in earlier when the Home Ministry saw the situation worsening," she said.
The Congress also questioned the manner in which the riots were handled.
Some of the questions posed are as follows---"Why were additional security forces not called immediately when it was clear that the situation was beyond the control of the Delhi police? "Where was the Chief Minister of Delhi and what was he doing since last Sunday?"
The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called for the intervention of the army to control the situation in Delhi.
Yesterday, Kejriwal had 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.
So far 20 people have died and hundreds have been injured in the violence that broke out in the city.
The clashes between pro and anti CAA group have now taken the shape of full-fledged riots.
A few days ago, 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.
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.
Another journalist lost a tooth during the violence.
Bhim Army Chief, Chandra Shekhar Azad has blamed the BJP as well as Delhi police for the attack.
BJP's Gautam Gambhir has said that strict action must be taken against people who are guilty of causing violence in Delhi.