Delhi violence has resulted in 13 deaths till now and it has left the government with no choice but to issue shoot-at-sight order. The order will be implemented in the violence-hit areas of North East Delhi given the clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the city.
Shoot at sigh order
Numerous conflicts of firing by protestors as well as security forces were reported on Monday and Tuesday. Total 13 have lost their lives during the clashes, while over 186 others have reported being injured during the riots.
A warlike scenario broke out between groups backing and opposing the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act in North East Delhi’s Jaffrabad and Maujpur since Monday. Protesters are torching houses, shops and vehicles, and throwing stones at each other.
Seeing the situation going out of control, the orders to shoot the rioters on sight have been issued in the North East district where violence has lurked through several localities, including Chand Bagh and Bhajanpura.
The shoot-at-sight order was announced by the Delhi Police SP in the Yamuna Vihar area in Delhi. Because of the continued violence in the city, curfew has been imposed in four violence-hit areas, he said,
Ajit Doval takes charge
Seeing the situation, the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval visited areas influenced by violence in the national capital late Tuesday night. In his visit, he met with top police staff at the office of Delhi Commissioner of Police northeast.
Mr. Doval took a close look at security arrangements, deployment of police personnel in North-East Delhi and reviewed ways to restore peace in the region.
The above development comes in after Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting, the third in less than 24 hours, with Delhi Police and officials of his ministry.