Jahangirpuri highlights: Asaduddin Owaisi reaches Jahangirpuri
- Delhi Violence highlights: Communal clashes broke out in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri on April 16 during a Hanuman Jayanti procession. Security has been amped up in the area since then.
Delhi Violence news highlights: The demolition drive in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri came to a halt after the Supreme Court ordered a status quo on the activity. However, the drive, which commenced earlier today, did not pause immediately as officials did not get a copy of the apex court’s order. It came to a halt more than an hour after the status quo was ordered after a copy was delivered to officials.
The Supreme Court will take up the matter tomorrow.
The 'demoliton drive' came after a letter by Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta, who wrote to the NDMC mayor Raja Iqbal Singh to demolish 'illegal' constructions belonging to the 'rioters' in Jahangirpuri. Gupta alleged those involved in the riots had the protection of the local MLA.
Nine people, including eight police personnel, were injured in clashes in Jahangirpuri during a Hanuman Jayanti procession on April 16. Delhi Police has arrested 23 people - many Muslims - so far, including two juveniles. Five of the accused - including Mohammad Ansar, allegedly the key conspirator, and Sonu, who was seen on video firing a pistol during the clashes - face charges under the strict National Security Act.
A political blame game has erupted between the BJP and the AAP, with each accusing the other of counting Ansar as a member of its party.
Since the violence police have used drones to conduct aerial surveillance and, on Tuesday, said that the situation was peaceful and talks with a 'peace committee' were ongoing.
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Apr 20, 2022 09:03 PM IST
BJP leaders meet home minister Amit Shah
BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, MLA Ramveer Singh, and Manjinder Singh Sirsa meet Union home minister Amit Shah today at his office hours after NDMC's demolition drive in riot-hit Jahangirpuri halted by the Supreme Court.
Apr 20, 2022 08:19 PM IST
Asaduddin Owaisi reaches Jahangirpuri
AIMIM chief Asaduddin reaches violence-hit Jahangirpuri but stopped from visiting sites where demolitions were carried out today.
Apr 20, 2022 06:49 PM IST
‘A targeted demolition’: Asaduddin Owaisi
Legally, a new bulldozer procession has been taken out. Muslims are undergoing collective punishment, be scared of a poor's curse. You demolished the shops in front of the mosque, why not in front of T\the temples? This is a targeted demolition, I condemn it: Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM chief
Apr 20, 2022 06:06 PM IST
Supreme Court to take up matter tomorrow
Supreme Court will hear tomorrow pleas filed against the demolition drive in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri.
Apr 20, 2022 04:37 PM IST
3-day police custody for accused ‘Gulli’ and Dilshad
‘Gulli’ and Dilshad, two of the Jahangirpuri riots accused, sent to 3-day police custody after being presented before a Delhi court for the first time today.
Apr 20, 2022 03:35 PM IST
This is a demolition of constitutional values, says Rahul Gandhi
This is a demolition of India’s constitutional values. This is state-sponsored targeting of poor & minorities. BJP must bulldoze the hatred in their hearts instead: Rahul Gandhi, Congress
Apr 20, 2022 03:08 PM IST
Delhi HC to not immediately hear Jahangirpuri pleas
Delhi high court to hear pleas against the Jahangirpuri demolition drive after a few days as the Supreme Court has already ordered a status quo and will hear the matter tomorrow.
Apr 20, 2022 03:03 PM IST
‘Law and order under control’: Delhi Police
Law and order is totally under control. The situation is peaceful. We're maintaining peace and tranquillity in the area. We have adequate deployment. We are in touch with the citizens of the area to maintain peace: Dependra Pathak, Special CP (Law and Order), Delhi Police
Apr 20, 2022 02:15 PM IST
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind sends notice to NDMC mayor, police
We've info that demolition drive underway in Jahangirpuri. We've sent a notice to North Delhi Mayor, Police, chief secretary to stop this drive. By doing this after riots condition, you're only favouring rioters, targeting a community, govt shouldn't do this: Niaz Ahmed Farooqui, secretary, Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind
Apr 20, 2022 01:08 PM IST
Jahangirpuri anti-encroachment drive is stopped: Delhi Police
"Anti-encroachment drive has been stopped in Jahangirpuri area," says Special Commissioner of Police, Law & Order, Delhi Police.
Apr 20, 2022 01:07 PM IST
'Dangerous politics, violence everywhere': Ashok Gehlot in Delhi
“Now we know where this country is going, the way violence is happening across the states while they incite people on social media. This is dangerous politics & people should be careful, violence should not be dealt with violence,” says Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot in Delhi.
Apr 20, 2022 12:32 PM IST
'Ask NDMC to stop,' Supreme Court on stay order as demolition continues
CJI has asked the Supreme Court registry to communicate the stay order to North MCD Mayor, Commissioner and Delhi Police Commissioner.
Court staff takes down the contact numbers of the officers from senior advocate Dave. Dave mentioned the matter again to complain the demolition drive hasn't stopped.
Apr 20, 2022 12:19 PM IST
Delhi HC says will hear plea but not interfere in Jahangirpuri demolition drive
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear pleas against the 'anti-encroachment' drive in the national capital's Jahangirpuri area, which was rocked by violence over the weekend after two communities clashed over a Hanuman Jayanti procession. Read full story
Apr 20, 2022 12:10 PM IST
‘Routine exercise’, officials say amid anti-encroachment drive
North MCD mayor Raja Iqbal Singh on Tuesday called the plan to remove encroachments and illegal constructions as ‘routine work’ carried out against those in violation of building by-laws. “This is our normal routine work. We will deploy teams from various departments and bulldozers for this purpose. It will not be a very long drive,” he said before the eviction drive. Read more
Apr 20, 2022 11:59 AM IST
‘Here to provide support and protection to civic agency,’ says Delhi Police Special CP
"Let the civic agency (North Delhi Municipal Corporation) take a decision...we're here to provide support & protection to the civic agency," Special CP Dependra Pathak told ANI on SC orders status-quo on demolition drive conducted by NDMC in Jahangirpuri.
Apr 20, 2022 11:50 AM IST
Here to provide support and protection to NDMC: Delhi Police
"Let the civic agency (North Delhi Municipal Corporation) take a decision..we're here to provide support & protection to the civic agency," says Special CP Dependra Pathak on Supreme Court order to maintain status-quo in Jahangirpuri.
Apr 20, 2022 11:46 AM IST
Demolition drive still underway, reports ANI
Apr 20, 2022 11:34 AM IST
NDMC halts demolition drive after Supreme Court order
“We have stopped our work (anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri),” says Raja Iqbal Singh the Mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation after the Supreme Court ordered a status-quo on the demolition drive being conducted by the civic body in violence-hit Jahangirpuri, Delhi.
We will follow the Supreme Court order & take action accordingly, he said.
ANI later reported that the demolition drive is still underway, despite the court order.
Apr 20, 2022 11:26 AM IST
Will read SC order and act accordingly: NDMC on Jahangirpuri demolition
We just got to know about the Supreme Court order on the anti-encroachment drive in the Jahangirpuri area. Will read the order first and act accordingly, says Sanjay Goel, Commissioner, North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Apr 20, 2022 11:18 AM IST
Residents not given prior intimation over Jahangirpuri demolition, Delhi HC told
Laywer mentions the matter urgently in the Delhi HC seeking to stop the demolition drive in Jahangirpuri. Says that the residents were not given prior intimation and several of them are not even at home. The counsel sought that the demolition drive be stopped till 2pm.
Apr 20, 2022 11:05 AM IST
Supreme Court intervenes, stops demolition drive in Jahangirpuri
Supreme Court has ordered status quo and stopped the demolition drive in Jahangirpuri by municipal bodies. Read full story
Apr 20, 2022 11:00 AM IST
Watch: NDMC conducts anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri
Apr 20, 2022 10:48 AM IST
Most shops removed were scrap godowns where ‘rioters sourced bottles from’: Sources
Most shops torn down by the earth movers in Jahangirphri were running as scrap godowns. It is from these godowns that the rioters had sourced bottles, which were used to attack police personnel on Saturday, sources said.
Officials say it will take them more than a day to demolish the structures and clear the debris from the shops.
Apr 20, 2022 10:45 AM IST
'Slums, shops built on roadside will be removed'
The driver of the bulldozer being used for the ‘demolition drive’ tells ANI that “slums and shops built on roadside will be removed” in the area. An anti-encroachment drive is underway at the Jahangirpuri area of Delhi which witnessed violence on April 16 during a religious procession.
Apr 20, 2022 10:41 AM IST
Delhi Police, anti-riot teams keep bird's eye view on Jahangirpuri situation
Delhi Police officers and those from anti-riot teams have taken position on the roof tops to ensure that they have a birds eye view of the area. Police are also using drones to record the events of Wednesday.
Apr 20, 2022 10:37 AM IST
Anti-encroachment drive begins
Apr 20, 2022 10:23 AM IST
BJP's war on poor Muslims, AAP's 'dubious role': AIMIM chief Owaisi on demolition drive
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday hit out at BJP and AAP over a letter from Delhi municipal corporation to the police requesting to provide at least 400 personnel for a demolition drive in violence-hit Jahangirpuri. Read full story
Apr 20, 2022 10:15 AM IST
Bulldozer arrives for ‘demolition drive’ at Jahangirpuri
Apr 20, 2022 10:14 AM IST
'Will provide security to NDMC... focus on law and order': Delhi Police
"We will provide security to the civic agency (NDMC) for the anti-encroachment drive. Adequate force is available. Focus is on law and order situation," Dependra Pathak, the Special Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) was quoted by ANI.
Apr 20, 2022 10:06 AM IST
Heavy police deployment in Delhi's Jahangirpuri
Heavy police deployment continues in Delhi's Jahangirpuri area, where stone-pelting incidents took place on April 16 during a religious procession. DCP North West Usha Rangnani inspects the Jahangirpuri area ahead of the anti-encroachment drive announced by the MCD to maintain law and order in the city.
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