New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has formed a fact finding team to investigate cases of communal violence in north-east Delhi. Officials gave this information. Let us tell you that in the last 24-25 February, 42 people died and more than 200 people were injured in the violence that erupted in northeast Delhi. It was the worst riot in three decades. The statement said, the National Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of the violence in Delhi and especially in the North-East district, as reported in the media, and directed its Director General (Investigation) that these incidents Reason: Deploy a fact-finding team to investigate on-the-spot allegations of human rights violations.
Here, in the riot-hit areas of northeastern Delhi, life is slowly returning on track. People came out of their homes to buy groceries and medicines from some shops opened amidst extensive patrolling by security personnel. Local residents are trying to recover slowly from the damage caused by communal riots in the area earlier this week. Zafarabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Chandbagh, Mustafabad, Bhajanpura, Shiv Vihar, Yamuna Vihar are the areas most affected by the violence in north-east Delhi. Property has suffered a lot during the violence.
Furious mob burnt houses, shops, vehicles, petrol pumps and threw stones at local people and policemen. In the worst affected areas of communal violence, more vehicles and people were seen on the roads than in the last five days. In many areas, municipal employees were seen removing bricks, pieces of glass and burnt vehicles since Saturday morning. In some places, even bulldozers were used because it was difficult to remove the debris by hand.
The personnel of Delhi Police and paramilitary forces encouraged the people to open their shops and appealed to maintain peace and communal harmony. Schools will remain closed till March 7 in view of the violence. According to officials, the situation is not favorable for conducting examinations in violence affected areas, so annual examinations have also been postponed. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), however, said that the board examinations for class 10th and 12th will be conducted as per the schedule scheduled from March 2.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia reviewed the relief work in the North-Eastern District Magistrate’s Office. He said, I am taking detailed information from the authorities concerned every day. Along with this, we are also working on the ground for 24 hours. If needed, we will also ask for help from the Central Government.
Acting Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava said on Saturday that his priority is to restore peace in the national capital and ensure communal harmony. After assuming additional charge of Delhi Police Commissioner, he told reporters that it has been the tradition of the city that people of every class and religion live together in harmony and help each other in good and bad times. Srivastava is a 1985 batch IPS officer and was appointed the Special Commissioner (Law and Order) of Delhi Police this week to curb communal violence in North East Delhi.
After the retirement of Amulya Patnaik, he was given additional charge of Delhi Police which will be effective from today. Talking about the steps taken to maintain communal harmony in the city, the official said that he has started a comprehensive program to reach out to the people and senior officials meet people of every community and talk to them for building trust among people. are doing. He said, to prevent such incidents in future, cases will be registered under the crimes committed and we will try to arrest those involved, so that legal proceedings can be started as soon as possible.
The Delhi Police has registered 167 FIRs in connection with the violence and arrested or detained 885 people. He said that 36 cases have been registered under the Ordnance Act. Police have registered 13 cases for writing inflammatory posts on various social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The senior police officer said that many social media accounts have been closed to disseminate illegal and objectionable material.
Consultation has been issued to use online platform responsibly to social media and print media. Security personnel are taking out flag marches and talking to them daily to end the fear of the local people. They are requesting local residents to ignore the rumors on social media and complain to the police in this regard.
The Border Security Force (BSF) will rebuild the house of its constable Mohammed Anees who was burnt in the riots. The paramilitary will hand it over to them as a ‘gift of marriage’. A senior BSF official said that the 29-year-old constable is currently posted at Radhabari near Siliguri in West Bengal and will be transferred to Delhi “very soon” so that he can stay with his family and prepare for his marriage.
Families of those missing in communal riots are desperate to get no news about their loved ones and their grief is increasing with each passing day. They are circling the morgues with the fear of something untoward. Relatives of the riot victims are sitting outside the mortuary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital waiting to find the bodies of their families.