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Shoot-at-sight order issued in some areas of northeast Delhi, Jaffrabad anti-CAA protest site cleared, toll rises to 13

Shoot-at-sight order issued in some areas of northeast Delhi, Jaffrabad anti-CAA protest site cleared, toll rises to 13

Delhi Violence Today Live News Updates: Amid unabated violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Northeast Delhi, the Jaffrabad road, where an anti-CAA protest sit-in was on, was cleared by the Delhi Police on Tuesday while in Chand bagh, fresh incidents of arson and stone-pelting were reported this evening.

As the death toll climbed to 11, a shoot-at-sight order was issued. Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced closure of schools and CBSE postponed class 10, 12 exams in northeast Delhi scheduled on Wednesday.

Violent mobs torched vehicles, homes, and shops in northeast Delhi, particularly in the areas of Maujpur, Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur. Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the affected areas. The area had been on edge since Sunday when a rally by BJP's Kapil Mishra to counter anti-CAA protests in the area had been followed by waves of stone-pelting.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday appealed everyone to maintain peace. Calling the situation "unfortunate," Kejriwal said the district magistrate has been asked to take out peace march with the police. He also appealed all temples and mosques in affected areas to maintain peace. The chief minister also met Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the situation.

(Inputs and image from theindianexpress.com)

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