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Delhi violence | Death toll rises to 38, situation under control

The violence that began on Sunday spread across northeast Delhi, with more than 200 people being injured in the clashes. Shops and schools were closed and many streets deserted with police making announcements that no one should come out of their homes.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 27, 2020 23:13 IST

The death toll due to northeast Delhi violence rose to 38 on Thursday, as clashes were reported from some other places with shops set ablaze and the body of an IB staffer found in a drain. As police conducted flag marches and security personnel spread out across the northeastern edge of the national capital in a bid to quell the violence raging since Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first reaction appealed for peace and brotherhood.

Asserting that it was important for calm to be restored at the earliest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter, "Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy." Meanwhile, the Delhi Police said it has arrested 106 people for their alleged involvement in the violence and have registered 18 FIRs.

Here are the highlights on Northeast Delhi violence

10:00 pm: Tahir Hussain suspended by AAP for alleged role in Northeast Delhi violence

07:20 pm: Lt. Governor Delhi holds review meeting with senior Police Officers & others regarding the law and order situation in East/North East Delhi.

07:00 pm: Death toll rises to 38

06:40 pm: Delhi Police constitutes 2 SIT to probe violence in Northeast Delhi

06:20 pm: Tahir Hussain's house has been sealed by the Delhi Police

06:00 pm: Death toll rises to 37

05:32 pm: I had only appealed to clear the roads, Kapil Mishra says on his controversial statement

05:31 pm: Fake secular and liberal people are only damaging the nation: Kapil Mishra

05:30 pm: Why nobody is questioning those who are so complicit that petrol bombs were found in their houses? - Kapil Mishra to India TV

04:31 pm: Under Delhi Govt's 'Farishte' scheme of free-of-cost medical treatment at any private hospital, those affected in this violence can get medical treatment. Compensation of Rs 20 lakhs each to families of those who have died: Arvind Kejriwal

04:30 pm: Arvind Kejriwal says "will help those affected in the best way we can"

04:14 pm: Security forces hold flag march in Khajoori Khaas area of violence-affected North East district

03:54 pm: Special CP, Law and Order, SN Shrivastava interacts with locals in violence-affected Khajoori Khaas in North East Delhi

03:40 pm: "AAP MLAs should have worked for peace, instead CM Kejriwal identified riot victims by religion in Assembly. Attempts to instigate violence were made for 2 months, Sonia Gandhi gave call for 'fight to the finish' at rally in December. BJP working to restore peace; condemns Congress, AAP for doing politics over violence": Prakash Javadekar

03:30 pm: Delhi HC allows Centre's impleadment in PIL for FIRs over hate speech by 3 BJP leaders

02:38 pm: Tahir Hussain admits to being on the terrace on February 24

02:34 pm: AAP leader and councilor Tahir Hussain talks exclusively to India TV 

02:33 pm: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta urges court that there be no hurried intervention till normalcy is restored in northeast Delhi

02:32 pm: Hearing in Delhi violence matter begins in Delhi High Court

01:03 pm: Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has appointed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, Addl Solicitor General MK Acharya, advocates Amit Mahajan and Rajat Nair to represent Delhi Police in the matters related to law and order situation in the areas of North East, Shahdara and East districts of Delhi

01:00 pm: We urged the president to use his power to protect 'rajdharma', says Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after Congress delegation meets President Kovind

12:56 pm: A delegation from the Indian National Congress led by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan today

12:52 pm: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a high-level meeting over Delhi violence. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Minister Kailash Gahlot and other officers also attended the meeting. In the meeting, it was decided to provide relief material to these areas

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Kejriwal held a high-level meeting over Delhi violence

12:50 pm: We call upon you (President) to ensure that life, liberty and property of citizens are preserved. We also reiterate that you should immediately call for the removal of the Home Minister for his inability to contain violence, says Sonia Gandhi after submitting a memorandum to President

12:48 pm: We called upon President to suggest to him that what has happened in last 4 days in Delhi is a matter of great concern and a matter of national shame in which at least 34 people have died and 200 people are injured, it is a reflection on the total failure of Central Govt, says Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

12:42 pm: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, and other senior party leaders leave from Rashtrapati Bhavan after submitting a memorandum to President Kovind on Delhi violence

12:04 pm: As of now the situation is returning to normal. We are registering cases and proceeding with legal action, soon we will be making arrests. I hope all these things will contribute to normalcy, says Delhi Special Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) SN Shrivastava

11:46 am: BSP Chief, Mayawati said: "In guise of Delhi Violence, political parties are playing dirty politics. Centre should let police and system work freely, without any kind of interference. Delhi CM should play a major role in normalising the situation instead of doing politics in other states."

11:35 am: Delhi Police Joint Commissioner OP Mishra during a flag march in Chand Bagh area announces, "Grocery, medical and other shops can be opened. There is nothing to fear, police are here for your security. Please don't assemble in groups, especially the youth". 

12:15 pm: Seven more deaths have been recorded at three hospitals, taking the total death toll in the northeast Delhi violence over the amended citizenship law to 34 on Thursday, according to senior officials.

11:31 am: From the very first day, AAP has been saying that any person, be it from any party or religion,action must be taken against them if guilty, says Sanjay Singh on allegations that AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain was involved in killing of Intelligence Bureau Officer Ankit Sharma

Tahir Hussain has already given his statement in which he said that he gave all details to police and media about mob entering his house during the violence. He had asked police for protection. Police came 8 hours late&rescued him&his family from his house, he added. 

11:29 am: I was called to Delhi by party high command, I met Priyanka ji and Sonia ji on 25th & 26th February. I briefed them about the current situation in Punjab and the roadmap ahead, says Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu

11:12 am: We would urge that irresponsible comments are not made at this sensitive time, says MEA

11:09 am: PM Narendra Modi has publicly appealed for peace and brotherhood, says MEA on concerns expressed by US Body, other on Delhi violence

11:01 am: Law enforcement agencies working to prevent violence, restore normalcy, says MEA on concerns over Delhi violence by US body, others​

10:52 am: The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has said that the Delhi violence in which over 30 people were killed, was specifically targeted against the Muslims.

10:46 am: Delhi Police confirm 130 arrests so far in connection with Northeast Delhi violence

10:44 am: Jalaj Shrivastava, IAS (AGMUT:1984) presently on compulsory wait is hereby posted to Delhi with immediate effect and until further orders​, says Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

10:42 am: Transfer of Justice Muralidhar done on the recommendation of SC collegium; the well-settled process was followed, says Law Min Ravi Shankar Prasad​

10:33 am: The Delhi Fire Service received 19 calls from midnight to 8 am on Thursday from riot-hit areas of northeast Delhi, an official said. Over 100 firemen are deployed in the area and all the four fire station in the area are provided with extra fire tenders to meet any emergency and are being managed by senior officers, Director of Delhi Fire Service Atul Garg said​

10:29 am: Latest visuals from Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura and Khajuri Khas. Roads in the violence affected areas are being cleaned​

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Latest visuals from Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura and Khajuri Khas

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Latest visuals from Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura and Khajuri Kha

10:28 am: Delhi HC Judge S Muralidhar transferred by govt to save BJP leaders in Delhi violence case, alleges Cong leader Randeep Surjewala​

10:19 am: It seems those doing justice in country will now not be spared. Classic 'hit-and-run' injustice by BJP govt, its politics of revenge exposed, says Congress on high court Judge S Muralidhar's transfer​

10:12 am: Death toll rises to 32, says senior Health department official​

10:03 am: Death toll has increased to 30 at the hospital, says Sunil Kumar Gautam Medical Superintendent, Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital​

09:35 am: Senior officials are inspecting the affected areas. We did not face any resistance this time while carrying out the operations in the violence-affected areas of Northeast Delhi​, says Atul Garg

09:21 am: We received 19 calls from 12 am till 8 am today from the violence-affected areas of Northeast Delhi. More than 100 firemen have been deployed. The four fire stations in these areas have been provided with extra fire tenders, says Atul Garg, Fire Department Director​

09:14 am: Security personnel conduct a flag march on the Jafrabad-Maujpur road in the wake of the violence in northeast Delhi​

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Security personnel during a flag march on the Jafrabad-Maujpur road in the wake of the violence in northeast Delhi

09:11 am: A day after US lawmakers reacted sharply to the violence in Delhi, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders here accused US President Donald Trump of failing on the issue of human rights. Slamming the US president, Sanders said the Trump's statement regarding the violence in New Delhi during his India visit was a "failure of leadership".​

09:08 am: Secretary-General is very saddened by the reports of casualties following the protests in Delhi. As he has done in similar circumstances, he calls for maximum restraint and for violence to be avoided, says Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General on Delhi violence​

09:05 am: Latest visuals from Maujpur, Jafrabad, Seelampur and Babarpur; security personnel have been deployed in these areas​

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Northeast Delhi violence: Latest visuals from Maujpur, Jafrabad, Seelampur and Babarpur

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Northeast Delhi violence: Latest visuals from Maujpur, Jafrabad, Seelampur and Babarpur

08:59 am: 1 more death reported at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, taking the total deaths to 28 in the city, including 2 deaths at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital​

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