The Delhi high court has observed that one can’t allow a 1984-like situation to prevail in Delhi.
Bengaluru: The Delhi high court has expressed concerns over the Delhi riots that has killed 20 people and left more than 100 injured.
In no uncertain terms, it said, “Another 1984-like situation cannot be allowed to happen in this city.”
It further added, "We have to be alert. We order safe passage for collection of body of deceased, setting up of adequate number of helplines, shelter to people who have been displaced among other things.”
"We propose to appoint amicus curie to coordinate between victims and agencies to ensure that prompt action is taken," the court added.
He said, “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.”
Before this, he said he had held an extensive review on the situation.
He tweeted on this part also: “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.”
AICC chief Sonia Gandhi also held a presser today and blamed the BJP for the Delhi conflagration.
She said, “The Home Minister should resign. Their inaction is the reason why Delhi is suffering today."
Meanwhile, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has been tasked to restore normalcy. When reports last came in, he was taking a tour of the riot-affected areas and was holding talks with the locals.
He added that the police were only doing their job and that things were normal.
In another development, former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has questioned Uddhav Thackeray for not taking any punitive measure against Waris Pathan for issuing hate speech at Kalburgi in Karnataka a few weeks ago.
The Delhi high court has asked police authorities to file FIRs against hate speech givers.
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Last Updated Feb 26, 2020, 5:28 PM IST