New Delhi, February 25: Six more people were killed in Delhi on Tuesday as violence continued in parts of North-East district. With these, the death toll in violence now stands at 10. Incidents of clash and stone-pelting between the pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) groups were reported for the second day, prompting Union Home Minister Amit Shah to hold a high-level meeting to review the situation. Delhi Violence: Journalists Attacked by Mob While Covering Clashes Between Pro And Anti CAA Groups.
"Total 10 deaths and 150 injured admitted in the last 24 hours," Sunil Kumar, Medical Superintendent of Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital Hospital, told news agency ANI. According to Dr Rajesh Kalra, Additional Medical Superintendent, 93 injured people were brought to the GTB hospital. "Mostly they are blunt trauma injuries and firearm injuries. One is a petrol victim also," Kalra told news agency IANS. Delhi Violence: CM Arvind Kejriwal Appeals to People to Maintain Peace, Says 'Have Been Told People Coming From Outside, Need to Seal Borders'.
As tension prevailed, Amit Shah held a meeting with Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and representatives of various political parties, Delhi Police Commissioner and officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Following the meeting, Kejriwal said that discussion with Amit Shah was "positive" and said all political parties have stressed upon restoring peace. Earlier today, he had stressed upon sealing the Delhi borders.
Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders prayed at the Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat and requested temples and mosques to issue calls for peace. "Hindus, Muslims, policemen are getting killed. Homes and shops are being set on fire? Who is this helping? No one. This madness must end," the Chief Minister said. In North East Delhi, Maujpur, Babarpur, Jaffrabad, Gokulpuri and Brijpuri were worst affected.