Amit Shah meets Delhi police, MHA officials; third meeting in 24 hours
In the light of violence north east Delhi has been witnessing for over 48 hours now, Union Home Minister Amit Shah called for a third meeting with Delhi police and his ministry officials late on Tuesday evening. The meeting, according to the news agency ANI, lasted for almost three hours and was the third such within a span of 24 hours.
Newly appointed Special Commissioner of Police SN Srivastava was also present in the meeting, ANI reported.
Earlier, Shah had cancelled his visit to Thiruvananthapuram scheduled for Wednesday. Even though the MHA did not ascribe a reason behind the change in Shah’s schedule for the day, the decision to cancel the visit comes against the backdrop of the continuing violence in north-east Delhi that has killed 13 people so far.
Parts of north-east Delhi, including Jafrabad, Maujpur and Baburpur have borne the brunt of clashes between two groups — one supporting the amended citizenship law and another protesting against its introduction.
The Central Board of Secondary Education has postponed the board exams for Class 10 and 12 scheduled on Wednesday in violence-affected northeast Delhi.
There are a total of 86 centres in northeast Delhi. While Class 10 students had English exam, Class 12 students had optional exams, including Web Application and Media.
“The exam will be conducted in rest parts of Delhi as per earlier schedule. A fresh date for the exam in northeast Delhi will be announced shortly,” a CBSE official said on Tuesday.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that schools in the area would continue to be closed on Wednesday.