Constable, three civilians killed in Delhi clashes; Government, Opposition appeal for calm
Delhi Maujpur-Babarpur Violence Live News Updates: A Delhi Police constable and three civilians were killed Monday as clashes broke out in northeast Delhi for the second consecutive day as pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters pelted stones at each other. Sources close to the Ministry of Home Affairs told The Indian Express that the violence "appears to be orchestrated" to coincide with the visit of US President Donald Trump.
Protesters from both sides were injured in the violence. At least 37 police personnel, including DCP Shahdara, were also injured. All of them have been taken to GTB hospital.
Some vehicles and a fire tender were torched in Jaffrabad and Maujpur as police had to fire tear gas shells to disperse the protesters. Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the affected areas. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) closed the entry and exit gates of Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave, Shiv Vihar. Trains will not be halting at these stations. See pics from Maujpur-Babarpur clashes today
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and LG Anil Baijal have appealed for calm and urged the protesters to exercise restraint. Congress leader Ajay Maken advised CM Kejriwal to not appear "helpless" and take immediate steps to restore normalcy.
(Inputs from The Indian Express)