What started as a clash between anti-CAA and pro-CAA protestors on Sunday in Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas of East Delhi, culminated in violent riots today killing a Delhi police constable, a civilian, and injuring 37 others in its aftermath. Things started getting out of hands as the two factions started pelting stones on each other followed by torching of a petrol pump, vehicles and a fire tender.
As a precautionary step, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has closed five metro stations that fall on the pink line including Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave, and Shiv Vihar stations. While the Ministry of Home Affairs raised suspicions of "orchestrated" chaos in light of Trump's visit, it doesn't diminish the severity of the problem.
It's rather alarming that more than two months since its inception, the CAA violence continues to rock the capital in ripples. As of today, our national capital is as volatile as it gets and is grappling with a riot like situation. And just in case, all of it might appear fabricated to you (especially in the times of rickety media narratives) from the safe confines of your home, here's Twitter's verdict on the violence and IT IS BAD:
#SOS Chandbagh: Continuous stone pelting is going, Cars and public properties set on fire by Pro CAA, NRC protestors in #Chandbagh.— Khushboo khan (@Khushbookhan_) February 24, 2020
Situation is getting worse, violent Mob is roaming all around in broad day light and #DelhiPolice is missing from the scene!!#CAA_NRC_Protests pic.twitter.com/RxJgC5vOqD
Massive clashes have broken out in Delhi's Yamuna Vijar area, where groups of protesters have been clashing for around two hours.— Devjyot Ghoshal (@DevjyotGhoshal) February 24, 2020
This is 11 miles away from Hyderabad House, where Trump and Modi will meet tomorrow. #Delhi #CAA_NRC_Protests#TrumpInIndia pic.twitter.com/nYB2PmYm5Y
#WelcomeTrump @realDonaldTrump to India. After your sanitised visit of Gujarat...you’ll be brought to Delhi. This is how cops mingle with mobs here to target common citizens! #CAA_NRC_Protests #DonaldTrumpIndiaVisit— seemi pasha (@seemi_pasha) February 24, 2020
Don’t worry...your garden hopping won’t get affected https://t.co/LoSCiZzbjl
As Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal along with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, and LG Anil Baijal urge Delhites to stay calm and protestors to practice restraint, a gnawing question haunts us all: Iss sheher ko yeh hua kya?
Featured Image: Twitter
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