Delhi Violence: Death Toll Rises To 32; Judge Hearing Communal Clash Case Transferred

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first public statement, calling for "peace and brotherhood"

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As many as 32 people have lost their lives and over 200 are injured in the incidents of violence in Northeast Delhi after four days of communal clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Meanwhile, Delhi HC Judge S Muralidhar, who was hearing the Delhi violence case, has been transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 26th, 2020.

The Opposition Congress came down heavily on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government over the midnight transfer of Justice Muralidhar. A delegation of Congress leaders will meet President Ram Nath Kovind on February 27th, 2020.

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited the violence-hit parts on February 26th, 2020 to bring the situation under control. The Delhi Police has filed 18 FIRs and arrested 106 people for their involvement in riots so far.

Delhi Police has issued two helpline numbers 22829334 and 22829335 wherein people can contact for any assistance or can share any information with the police.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first public statement on February 26th, 2020, calling for “peace and brotherhood”. Modi tweeted, “Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest.”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal instructed his party leaders and officials to take out a peace march in the affected areas.

As per reports, WhatsApp groups and the role of people from outside Delhi is under the scanner in connection with the incidents of violence.

Delhi Police has formed a special team to probe the death of Intelligence Bureau Officer Ankit Sharma whose body was also recovered from the Chand Bagh area on February 26th, 2020.

The CBSE Board Exams have also been postponed in view of the communal clashes. In view of the violence in Delhi, security has been tightened in the bordering states.

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