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‘No incident of rioting in Delhi after February 25’: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

Calling the riots “unfortunate”, the BJP leader paid his tribute to those who lost their lives in the incident that took place in Delhi.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2020, 20:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Home minister Amit Shah
Home minister Amit Shah(Screengrab)

Home minister Amit Shah, during his reply on Delhi riots in Lok Sabha on Wednesday, called the communal violence “unfortunate” and paid his tribute to those who lost their lives in the incident that took place on February 25.

“I pay my tribute to all those who lost their lives in riots in Delhi and extend my condolences to their grieving families,” Amit Shah said.

In his reply to the House, Shah said that no incident of riots took place after February 25 in Delhi.

“I would like to place on record that after 25th February no incident of rioting took place. There have been attempts to politicise these riots,” Shah said during his reply in Lok Sabha.

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Several questions were raised against Delhi Police’s role during the violence. Some of these were also articulated by opposition lawmakers during the discussion on the violence. Shah referred to these allegations to defend Delhi Police, saying that the force should be credited for containing the riots to a small geographical area and ending the violence within 36 hours.

“Questions have been asked about what the Delhi Police was doing. Police were on the ground then, police will also probe and submit a report in coming days. I would like to praise the Delhi Police for not allowing the riots to spread to other areas,” Amit Shah said.

“The police contained the rioting within 36 hours.”

While Amit Shah was replying to Lok Sabha, the Congress members walked out.

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