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Anti-CAA protests: Schools in violence-hit North East Delhi to be shut tomorrow

All government and private schools will be shut on Tuesday in violence-affected North East Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced Monday night.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 24, 2020 22:21 IST
Anti-CAA protests in Delhi

Anti-CAA protests in Delhi

All government and private schools will be shut on Tuesday in violence-affected North East Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced Monday night. On Monday, a police head constable and three civilians lost their lives while 370 police personnel suffered injuries during clashes and stone-pelting in Jaffrabad and Maujpur area. 20 people are receiving treatment at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.

Police fired tear gas shells and also resorted to lathicharge as clashes broke out between pro and anti CAA groups at Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chandbagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura.

Prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC were imposed in those areas of northeast Delhi that witnessed violence. Meanwhile, Delhi Police appealed to the people to maintain peace and not to believe in rumours in the wake of violence in parts of northeast Delhi during protests for and against the new citizenship law.

Government sources said the violence in the national capital appears to have been "orchestrated" by some for publicity as it comes at a time when Trump is visiting the country. They said Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik was stationed at the police control room closely monitoring the situation.

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla told reporters the situation in the national capital was fully under control and sufficient forces were deployed on the ground.

All private and government schools in Northeast Delhi district will remain closed on Tuesday in the wake of the violence, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted.

(With PTI inputs)

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