Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed for peace as Delhi goes through a violent phase.
Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra has appealed for peace.
Narendra Modi put out a tweet in this regard, urging everyone to maintain peace.
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.”
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 26, 2020
Before this, he said he had held an extensive review on the situation.
He tweeted: “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.”
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 26, 2020
The violence in Delhi during Trump’s visit has been one of the worst in recent times.
Mobs have been going on rampantly, resorting to arson and vandalism, creating widespread havoc and nuisance.
On its part, the BJP says the violence has been timed for Trump’s visit.
“The timing of these riots creates suspicion about them being politically motivated. For over 60 days, people were protesting in Shaheen Bagh without any significant outcome. Our government believes that dissent has a place in democracy and they have the right to protest within the established process,” said national BJP spokesperson Gopal Krishna Agarwal, as quoted by a popular website.
“But indulging in such violence is not the way. Surely, when the head of a nation is in India and such violence is taking place, there is definitely a group, a political design behind it. This is being done to tarnish the image of India,” the website added.
The CAA, passed by both the houses of the Indian Parliament, gives citizenship to the persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have been residing in India hitherto December 31, 2014.
The Act recognises only religious persecution in the three countries which have declared Islam as their official religion.
While this article is being written, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has been given the charge to restore normalcy in the violent-hit areas.
The top court comprising Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph said it will not expand the scope of petitions filed in connection with the protests at Shaheen Bagh by looking into the pleas on violence.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the apex court that the Delhi High Court has heard pleas connected with the violence. After this, the bench disposed the applications saying it is for the high court to take note of the matter.
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Last Updated Feb 26, 2020, 2:08 PM IST