Aftermath Of Delhi Violence At A Glance
The death toll from the worst religious violence in Delhi in decades has risen to 25. Huge number of houses and mosques are burned after the unhuman activities by the Hindu mobs.
Muslim settlements in a slum in Ganga Vihar, Gokulpuri has been scorched. The Hindus — whose settlements were spared — told us that men chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ came around 9:30 pm and set fire to the Muslim households.
— Ayush Tiwari (@sighyush) February 25, 2020
1. Hospitals are Overcrowded:
After the deadly violence, nearby hospitals of the affected areas are overflowing with huge number of patients.
The corridors of the Guru Teg Bahadur hospital at New Delhi’s eastern border are often crowded, but on Wednesday hundreds thronged its wards as doctors worked through the night to treat injuries.
2. People leave violence-affected areas
Both Hindus and Muslims who lived near the violence-affected area have moved out in the wake of the violence.
This is from Mustafabad, Delhi.
Muslim residents are leaving the area with their belongings.
— Md Asif Khan آصِف (@imMAK02) February 26, 2020
Many victims also accused the Delhi police for helping the mobs during the violence.
The violence-affected areas remain tense. On Wednesday, the body of an Intelligence Bureau officer, Ankit Sharma, was recovered from a drain.
3. Call for army deployment
Riot police patrolled the streets of India’s capital on Wednesday and the city’s leader called for a curfew.
Delhi’s chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, called on Wednesday for the army to be deployed and for a curfew to be imposed over flashpoint northeastern districts.
“Army [should] be called in and curfew imposed.”
4. Court ask leaders to reach out to victims
The Delhi High Court has asked leaders to reach out to victims of violence. “We cannot have another 1984 under the watch of this court and under the watch of all of you,” Justice S Murlidhar said referring to the last major violence in 1984 when nearly 3,000 Sikhs were killed.
5. Modi calls for calm
Modi has finally broken his silence on the Delhi violence, saying “peace and harmony are central to our ethos”.
“I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest,” he tweeted.
Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 26, 2020
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