Delhi from the past two days has seen escalations of tension and violence. The clashes that begin between anti-CAA protestors and pro-CAA protestors were at its peak on Monday.
Though Monday morning saw plea for peace from Anti-CAA protestors but the day didn’t go accordingly. Incident of stone pelting, throwing of petrol bombs on mosque, the release of tear gas by police were the actions that took place during the day. The Jaffrabad-Maujpur area of North East Delhi was in a boil by the mid of the day.
In what can be said as a repeat of Jamia firing a man was seen firing openly from his pistol and even pointed it to a policeman. Metro stations in the areas were shut. Shops in the area were burning with smoke everywhere in the sky.
Trigger For The Violence
Triggering of violence goes back to the announcement by BJP politician Kapil Mishra who recently lost the election in Delhi. Mishra in presence of police said, We will be peaceful till US President Donald Trump is here but after that, we will not even listen to the police to open the roads”. Mishra made a statement on Sunday and soon clashes begin in the area.
The CAA and NRC related protests soon took the shape of communal unrest. Section 144 was imposed in around 10 areas of Delhi. Women were also on the streets amongst the chaos. Images of women with stones in hand also surfaced on social media.
A Police head constable was reported dead while an ACP got critically injured in the violent clashes. Three more people were reported dead in the process. Close to 37 people were admitted to the hospitals sustaining injuries.
Trump In Capital
All this is happening at a time when the U.S. President is in the capital as a part of his visit. The President landed in Delhi last night and would be there on Tuesday. Meanwhile, fresh incidents of violence were reported from the area on Tuesday morning.
Inputs from Quint