Unrest in Delhi as 27 people killed in violence since Sunday
New Delhi : The reports of unrest in northeast regions of Delhi came on Wednesday night, hours after Ajit Doval paid a visit to the violence-affected areas of the national capital to offer personal guarantees that the government would restore peace.
Since Sunday, 27 people have been killed and more than 200 have been injured in the violence related incidents.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered Police to file an FIR against those who have been making hate comments and provoking violence in Delhi.
The court's observation came after speeches made by four BJP leaders, including Union Minister Anurag Thakur and local leader Kapil Mishra (whose rally in northeast Delhi on Sunday afternoon has been accused of inciting violence), were played in open court, prompting Justice S Muralidhar to assert "the court would not allow another 1984 scenario".
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also issued a call for peace on Wednesday. Addressing the Assembly, Mr Kejriwal said neither Hindus nor Muslims would benefit from the violence and said: "Delhi now has two options: Either people can come together and help make the situation better or they can hit and kill one another".
South superstar Rajinikanth also lashed out, describing the violence as a result of "intelligence failure".