Unrest Again In Delhi, 38 Killed In Clashes Since Sunday:
Delhi Violence: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed for
New Delhi: Reports of arson and unrest emerged from northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura, Maujpur and Karawal Nagar areas late on Wednesday, hours after National Security Advisor Ajit Doval visited violence-affected areas of the national capital to offer personal guarantees that the government would restore peace. At least 38 have died and over 200 have been injured after four straight days of clashes over the citizen on Wednesday issued a sharp reprimand to Delhi Police, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first public statement, calling for "peace and brotherhood". Home Minister Amit Shah, under fire for failure to control the violence, has held multiple review meetings. Delhi Police has filed 18 FIRs and arrested 106 people in connection with the violence, which they say is now under control.
A furious Delhi High Court has urged police to file FIRs against those making hateful and inflammatory speeches. 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 Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik has been given till Thursday to review videos of the speeches and take a "conscious decision".