All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi condemned the violence in Delhi by taking a Citizenship Amendment Act and appealed to the Center to take steps to control the situation. Addressing a rally against CAA on Monday night, Owaisi said, “I condemn the violence that broke out in Delhi in which a cop and civilian died. Delhi Police sided with “rioters” to pelt stones.. I condemn this. It is shameful that violence broke out when a foreign country’s President is on a visit to India and coming to Delhi.”
He said, “It is really shameful to the country. Your (BJP) leader has said yesterday that he is giving three days’ time. I condemn the Delhi violence and request Amit Shah to maintain peace in Delhi.” Owaisi also requested the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government to put a stay on the National Population Register(NPR) exercise in the state.
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 banning of large gatherings in affected areas. 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.