#Delhi Burning: Delhi Minorities Commission write to DCP; Delegation visits riot affected areas

the delegation members talking to one of the victims

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The Delhi Minorities Commission headed by Zafarul-Islam Khan today wrote to the DCP of North East Delhi directing him to take immediate steps to control the violence inflicted on the innocent peaceful protestors by certain rioters who are armed goons carrying pistols, stones, sticks and entering the areas of Maujpur, Karawal Nagar, Seelampur, Ghonda, Baburpur, Gokalpuri, Mustafabad, Jafrabad and Ashok Nagar which fall under the jurisdiction of the DCP – North-East.

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Mr Khan has further stated that today is the 2nd day the saga of violence is continuing with shops and houses being torched and people being killed and injured. And said that these incidents of violence have shamed the whole country when a high profile dignitary is visiting India.

Apart from directing the police official to control the situation by clamping section 144 , he also asked him to send police enforcements, escort the injured victims to hospitals and others to safe places.

Most importantly he enquired about the action that is being taken by the police against Kapil Mishra who has incited the violence through his hate filled tweets and statements and what action has been taken against the rioters and what measures have been taken to prevent the entry of dumpers carrying stones.

The police have also been asked to list the persons who died and the cause of their deaths, list of injured persons, list of FIRs lodged and the actions taken against them.

The DCP has been asked to file his reply by 6th of March and has been warned that the Minorities Commission is a statutory body having quasi-judicial powers and can take action agains the police.

The shop in centre belonging to a Muslim destroyed while the other 2 shops belonging to Hindus are intact

Meanwhile a delegation comprising leaders of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, Jamat-e-Islami Hind and APCR visited riot affected areas of Northeast Delhi today morning and met some of the wounded victims. The group happened to move through many colonies of the area such as Gita Colony, Bholanath Nagar, Navin Shahdara, Shahdara, Dilshad Garden, etc. It also met victims admitted at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. The delegation has arrived to the following observations:

1. The delegation could not reach to the highly affected localities due to fear of attackers surrounding main roads of the area. Those living in the affected colonies were sending SOS to the team but also advising it to avoid entering riot affected localities as rioting, physical attacks and arsoning were going on at that time too.
2. There was no police deployment as far as the delegation could see on major roads of the area. It was really shocking on the part of administration to have not trying to control the situation.
3. The patients admitted at the nearest government hospital mainly included Muslims but a few non-Muslims were also there. Many of them were injured by bullets. There were patients brutally beaten with iron roads breaking their both legs. There were victims of stone pellting also.
4. The victims informed that the rioters were asking name and religion of the passers by and checking their IDs and selectively beating innocent Muslims.
5. Victims and local people apprehended that the severity and reach of the rioting may increase in the night and extend to many colonies of Delhi with the passage of time.
6. It was told by some local activists that they were going to rescue relatives and friends in a riot affected locality and were themselves attacked and had to take refuge in the local police station.
1. Maulana Shafi Madani, Secretary Jamat-e-Islami Hind (leader of the delegation)
2. Jb Navaid Hamid, President All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat
3. Dr Abdul Rashid Agwan, Delhi State President, AIMMM
4. Jb Abdul Wahid, Delhi State Amir e Halqa, Jamat-e-Islami Hind
5. Jb Inamur Rahman, representative APCR