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All Possible Steps Will Be Taken to Restore Peace, Says CM Kejriwal After meeting Amit Shah

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After meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “Everyone wants that the violence be stopped. The Home Minister had called a meeting today, it was a positive one. It was decided that all the political parties will ensure that peace returns to our city.” Along with this, he said that Shah and authorities have assured that what will be necessary to improve the situation will be done.

Seven people, including a policeman were killed and around 65 people including paramilitary and several personnel of the Delhi Police Force were injured in the violence erupted in Northeast Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act. During this time, head constable Ratan Lal, who was attached to the office of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gokalpuri, died due to stone pelting. Opponents and supporters of the Citizenship Amendment Act came face-to-face in Bhajanpura, Gokulpuri, Chandbagh, Maujpur, Zafarabad areas of the capital Delhi on Monday. Violence led to heavy stone pelting and firing. Petrol bombs were used. Dozens of policemen including Shahdara DCP Amit Sharma were also injured in the violence. 20 shops in Gokalpuri Tire Market were burnt to ashes. The conditions in these areas are still tense.

The death toll in the ongoing violence in northeast Delhi has increased to seven and 100 injured. Protesters for and against the controversial citizenship Act threw stones, set vehicles and shops ablaze and transformed parts of the national capital into a war zone, forcing the deployment of paramilitary forces and the banning of large gatherings in affected areas. The stone pelting incident came to light in Maujpur and Brahmapuri regarding the CAA. Some people set fire to the tire market in Gokulpuri. All schools have been kept closed due to violent incidents. Delhi Metro has also decided to keep the metropolitan stations closed.