Urgent Need to Restore Peace in Delhi: Jamaat Urges CM, MPs and MLAs to Visit Affected Areas
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 25— Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has expressed concern over the situation in the National Capital and while appealing to people to maintain peace, it urged the Chief Minister of Delhi, its Lok Sabha MPs and MLAs to visit the violence-hit areas.
In the violence that erupted Sunday afternoon in the northeast Delhi and has continued till this report goes to press, at least 13 people including one policeman have been killed. According to the Delhi Police, 56 cops and 130 civilians were injured.
“The situation in the nation’s capital is extremely worrying and there is an urgent need for all to work together and restore peace and normalcy immediately. We all witnessed the overt incitement to violence by politicians and the manner in which it was followed by violent attacks on protesters,” said Jamaat’s national president Syed Sadatullah Hussaini.
“The Delhi Police was unable to control the violence. Armed gangs went on the rampage in a spate of killings and arson in full presence of the police who did not do anything to stop the rioting. Some videos even showed police collaborating with rioters and it was extremely distressing to note the complete breakdown of the law and order machinery that is directly under the control of the Central Government,” said Hussaini.
While demanding arrest of the politicians who provoked the violence, Jamaat leader said: “The Chief Minister along with his MLAs, the MPs of Delhi and prominent community and religious leaders must tour the violence-affected areas and appeal for calm.”
-- Immediate arrest of the politicians who were responsible for provoking violence.
-- The Chief Minister along with his MLAs, the MPs of Delhi and prominent community and religious leaders must tour the violence-affected areas and appeal for calm.
-- Curfew should be imposed in those areas where violence is still ongoing.
-- The Delhi Police must act against those breaking the law and resorting to acts of violence irrespective of the citizen’s religious and political affiliation. We have so far seen that the police is acting in an extremely prejudiced manner against the minority community. The police should also take action against their own officers who have indulged in atrocities on innocent citizens, women and children.
-- There are some personalities on Social Media and certain TV channels, who are indirectly inciting people towards violence and hatred. They should be booked immediately.
-- All anti-CAA protest sites like Shaheen Bagh and others in Delhi should be provided police protection so that they are not harmed by anti-social elements.
-- A high level judicial inquiry should be constituted to look into the entire episode of violence.