Delhi violence: Death toll spikes to 32 more than 200 people injured, says a senior health department official

Feb 27, 10:15 AM Death toll touches a new high after 32 reported dead and over 200 injured, a senior health department official told PTI.

Feb 27, 08:42 AM NSA chief Ajit Doval took over the charge yesterday (Feb 26) and personally visited the affected area. Families of those killed in Delhi violence will get ₹2 lakh, and those seriously injured will get ₹50,000 as compensation, senior officials told on Wednesday.

Feb 27, 08:30 AM
According to PTI, Delhi violence death toll rose to 28, and more than 106 people have been arrested with almost 18 FIR's, after three days of continuous violence in North-East Delhi.

03:40 PM According to ANI, the death toll from Delhi violence rose to 22, with 21 deaths in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and 1 death in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.

03:00 PM After watching the ‘hate speeches’ video of BJP leaders, the Delhi HC said, “We can't let another 1984 happen, not under watch of this court." The court Bench also directed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia to visit the affected areas “for confidence-building among people”

02:00 PM Prime Minister Modi urged people to maintain 'peace and brotherhood', as he reacted to the violence that has been raging on since Sunday (Feb 23). "Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy," he tweeted.

01:50 PM An Intelligence Bureau officer was found dead in Delhi, today(Feb 26). The body was found in a drain in Northeast Delhi's Chand Bagh area, which is among the several regions of the national capital that are impacted by the Delhi violence.

01:40 PM Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police told IANS that, as of now, Police "have not issued any written orders to shoot on the spot. Nor has curfew been imposed in any area. Yes, if the need arises, we will not miss any of these steps."
"If the conspirators, who are spreading the violence, are beginning to understand themselves, it is very good. Otherwise, the police will not hesitate to take steps from shooting to imposing curfew. It is better that they understand this," he added.

01:20 PM Sonia Gandhi, the Congress interim president accused that Union Home minister Amit Shah is responsible for Delhi violence, at a press conference..

11:10 AM Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to MHA to call in Army and impose curfew in the North-East Delhi, as the death toll rises to 20.

10:00 AM Sunil Kumar Gautam MD, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital told ANI that the Death toll has increased to 18 and more than 180 have been injured.

9:40 AM According to First Post, a complicated surgery was performed at GTB Hospital on a 19 year old boy brought from the riots zone. A drill was bored into the boy's skull by attackers.

9:30 AM According to Deccan Herald, Chandra Shekhar Azad, the Bhim Army Chief approached the SC to consider their plea for registration of FIR against former BJP leader Kapil Mishra and others, who are "responsible for the violence" and "orchestrating attack" on people in North-East part of the New Delhi. Kapil Mishra led a pro-CAA rally in Maujpur hours before violence broke in Delhi on Sunday.

8:45 AM Acid has reportedly been thrown at 2 CRPF in Karawal Nagar where the forces were deployed to control the situation, IANS reported. The new death toll shows 17 dead and more than 180 injured during the clashes.

8:30 AM Delhi violence took a communal turn on Tuesday after a mosque in Ashok Nagar was set on fire. According to GTB Hospital, the violence so far has killed 17 people, while 186 people have been reported injured. In a viral video on Twitter, the mob tries to climb up the mosque with an Indian flag in his hand before setting it on fire. Shops within and around the mosque compound, including a footwear shop, were looted, according to reports from The Wire

4: 00 PM Anti and pro CAA protestors threw petrol bombs, stones and fired guns at each other at near the Maujpur-Babarpur metro station. Ambulances are seen running frequently to transport the injured from the area. Helmet wearing protestors are armed with iron and wooden rods are heckled journalists covering the violence to delete pictures or videos, says an IANS report.

2:15 PM Gautam Gambhir, the East Delhi MP visited DCP Shahdara Amit Sharma, ACP Anuj Jain and Head Constable Yashpal in hospital after the police personnel who injured during the violent protests in northeast Delhi. He condemned those making provocative speeches saying, "Nothing can be solved through violence. The solution of any issue comes only through dialogue. The government is ready to have a discussion and clear every doubt. There should be strict action against those who have indulged in violence. Violence is not the identity of Delhi."

2:00 PM Fresh violence erupted in some parts of northeast Delhi after an overnight lull. Several incidents of violence and stone pelting reported from interiors of localities such as Jaffarabad, Brahmapuri which adjoining Maujpur. At Jaffarabad metro station, a large number of people were seen carrying tri-colour and sticks in hands. The protestors tried to break the CCTV cameras installed alongside the roads.

1:55 PM The Delhi High Court agreed to hear a petition seeking independent judicial inquiry, compensation for the deceased and arrest of political leaders for inciting violence in Delhi's north-east area, today (Feb 25). A Division Bench of Justices Anup Jairam Bhambhani and G.S. Sistani has listed the matter for tomorrow (Feb 26).

12:55 PM "This is Delhi's issue and all political parties will work towards ensuring that peace prevails in the national capital. The Home Minister has assured of every possible help," said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, after meeting Amit Shah and other political parties representatives at the Home Ministry for a discussion on Delhi violence.

12:00 PM As protests rage on in Delhi over opposing factions over Citizenship Amendment Act, a high level urgent meeting was convened in the national capital to discuss the events. Union Home Minister Amit Shah met representatives of different political parties including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to appraise them on the status of violence caused by the protests.

As many as seven people died in the violence in which also includes a police head constable. The number of injured also rose to 150 as of 12:45 today. The protests which took a new turn late Saturday (Feb 22) in the Maujpur area and raged on as pro and anti CAA clashed with each other.

It was reported that some used guns, other pelted stones and some even tried to set a petrol pump on fire. All of North-eastern Delhi remained tense as Section 144 was imposed in the areas of Maujpur, Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur.areas on Monday. However, the riots and protests went on through Monday night showing little indications of cooling off.

On the contrary, the number of deaths, injured and civic complaints to the fire department is swelling by the hour.

The violence was reportedly triggered by a clash between two sets of people— one protesting against the new citizenship law and the other campaigning in support of the legislation that has already been passed by the Parliament. Since Sunday (Feb 23), the pro-CAA groups had assembled at Maujpur metro station while the anti-CAA protesters settled down about a kilometre away, at Jafrabad metro station.

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