The unfortunate incident of violence which started in Northeastern part of Delhi have dragged on for the fifth day, claiming the lives of 34 persons in the process.
These riots which started over the Citizenship Amendment Bill have drawn serious concerns from all the corners and that is why National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the affected areas and gave the much needed confidence to the affected people and their families.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today assured that all those injured during the riots would be treated free of cost in private hospitals. “All injured in the riots will be treated free of cost in private hospitals, as well as under the Farishte scheme of the Delhi government Earlier, the scheme was only for road accident victims. The Delhi government will start 24*7 help desks and will provide food as well for people in riot hit areas,” he said while addressing the media.
This violence has hit the northeastern part of Delhi which areas of Seelampur, Jafrabad, Maujpur, Kardampuri, Babarpur, Gokulpuri and Shivpuri. Section 144 (ban on assembly) has been imposed in all the affected areas but the rioters were still active in their pursuit.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the postponement of Class 10 and 12 board examinations which were scheduled to be held on February 28 and 29 in up to 86 examination centres in northeast Delhi. Examinations will now be held as scheduled from March 2 onwards.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, along with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, and other party leaders, submitted a memorandum to President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday. Sonia Gandhi were critical of the Centre and Delhi government and labelled them as “mute spectators” to the violence.
“We handed over the demands to President Kovind in the memorandum. The Centre and Delhi government were mute spectators to the violence which has claimed several lives. Businesses have also fallen prey to looting. President said he will take cognisance of our demands; we feel fairly satisfied,” she said. She also reiterated the party’s demand for the removal of Union home minister Amit Shah.