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A @Wikipedia article ‘North East Delhi Riots’ projects #DelhiRiot2020 as a state sponsored pogrom of a religious minority.

The night of 23 February 2020, a progression of uproars and fierce episodes started in the Jaffrabad region of North East Delhi in which 46 individuals were executed and in excess of 200 individuals were harmed.

On 23 February 2020, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pioneer Kapil Mishra requested of the


Delhi Police to clear streets which had been involved by individuals challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and bombing which, he undermined of mightily finishing the fights. Not long after his announcement, savage conflicts began across North East Delhi. Crowds conveying saffron banners and reciting Jai Shri Ram vandalized and burnt mosques and properties of Muslims. In the resulting savagery that continued for a few days, properties of the two Muslims and Hindus were wrecked, with most of properties influenced having a place with Muslims; three mosques were singed, a sanctuary was harmed, and a few schools, shops, houses and vehicles were burnt by agitators. 42 individuals were executed, most of whom were Muslims and 70 were harmed.

The Delhi Police have been blamed by numerous observers for not doing what’s needed to stop and forestall the brutality and in numerous cases of helping the culprits. The Delhi High Court condemned the police for neglecting to document arguments against BJP pioneers refering to detest discourse and its failure to control the uproars. A few columnists writing about the uproars expressed that they had been compromised by professional CAA hordes. Starting at 28 February 2020, the police had enlisted 123 FIRs and captured or kept around 600 people associated with the viciousness.

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  • BackgroundProtests began across India in December 2019 in response to the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) by both houses of Parliament. Protesters have rejected not only the CAA, but also the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR)……………READ MORE
  • Incitement of violence– At around 12 p.m. local time on 23 February 2020, Mishra called on his supporters to gather in large numbers at Maujpur Chowk at 3 p.m. “to give an answer to Jaffrabad [blockade]”. He spoke out publicly in a rally against the CAA protesters, standing next to the DCP of North East Delhi district, Ved Prakash Surya…………..READ MORE
  • Timeline
    • 23 February– On 23 February between 3.30 p.m. and 4 p.m., Mishra, along with his supporters, reached the protest site at Jaffarabad and delivered a provocative speech………….READ MORE
    • 24 February– On the morning of 24 February, a pro-CAA mob came close to an anti-CAA protest site at Jaffrabad and raised slogans…………READ MORE
    • 25 February– On 25 February, stone pelting was reported from Maujpur, Brahampuri


      and other neighbouring areas. Rapid Action Force, a specialized police unit, was deployed in the worst affected areas. In Ashok Nagar, a mosque was vandalized and a Hanuman flag was placed on one of the minarets of the mosque…………..READ MORE

    • 26 February– The National Security Advisor of India Ajit Doval visited violence-affected areas of North East Delhi in the evening. However, reports of violence, arson and mob lynching emerged from Karawal Nagar, Maujpur and Bhajanpura later that night…………..READ MORE
    • 27 February– In Shiv Vihar, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. clashes were reported. Three injured persons were admitted to hospital, one whom had bullet wounds. A godown, 2 shops and a motor cycle were torched.
    • 28 February– With another killing in the day, the death toll reached 42. A 60-year-old rag picker, who had stepped out of home assuming the situations had normalized, was attacked and died on way to the hospital due to head injuries.
    • 1 March– On 1 March, three more corpses were found taking the number of dead in the riots to 46. Two of the bodies were found in Bhagirathi Vihar canal while another was found in a canal at Gokalpuri.
  • Attacks on journalists– Several incidents of mobs attacking journalists were reported during the riots. A journalist of JK 24×7 News was shot on 25 February while reporting in the Maujpur area. Two journalists of NDTV along with a cameraman were attacked by the mob while they were recording the torching of a mosque in the area……….READ MORE
  • Handling of the riots by Delhi Police– The Delhi Police’s ability to maintain the law and order and bring the peace back in riot-affected areas has been questioned multiple times via various sources. The police allegedly took no action even though present when the violence resulted in murders. They remained lax in deploying policemen on 23 February, when multiple intelligence reports………..READ MORE
  • Reaction and response
    • Reactions– On 25 February the Chief Minister of DelhiArvind Kejriwal stated that the Police, despite its efforts, was unable to control the violence and requested the Army‘s assistance in stopping the violence as the number of deaths climbed to 23.AAP leader Sanjay Singh released a video in which…………….READ MORE
    • Response by the government– On 24 February 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that the violence appeared orchestrated to coincide with Trump’s visit to India. The Ministry also……………..READ MORE
    • Home Ministry’s meeting– On the morning of 25 February 2020, the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal chaired an urgent meeting of all party MLAs from the violence-hit areas and senior officials. Several MLAs raised concerns on the lack of ………..READ MORE
    • Delhi Government announcements– On 27 February, Kejriwal announced free treatment for the injured in government as well as private hospitals under the Farishta scheme. The government had…………READ MORE
  • Investigation– On 27 February 2020, Delhi Police informed that two Special Investigation Teams (SIT) were formed to investigate the violence. DCP Joy Tirkey and DCP Rajesh Deo were………….READ MORE
  • Supreme Court hearing– Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan, along with former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah and social activist Syed Bahadur Abbas Naqvi, filed an appeal in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the police to…………..READ MORE
  • High Court hearing– A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court, seeking police reports and arrests of the people involved in the violence. It was to be received for an urgent hearing on 25 February. However, the court stated……………..READ MORE
    • Court hearing on 26 February At midnight on 26 February, the court bench consisting of justices S. Muralidhar and Talwant Singh, started hearing the plea to provide the safe passage to the riot victims to reach their nearest government or……………..READ MORE
    • Transfer of Justice Muralidhar– On the late night of 26 February, justice S.


      Muralidhar who presided over the bench, hearing the plea, was transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court. He was transferred on the same day he condemned the Delhi Police for……………..READ MORE

    • Court hearing under new bench– On 27 February, the court resumed the hearing with a new bench consisting of the Chief justiceD.N. Patel and justice C. Hari Shankar. During the previous hearing, the Delhi police was given 24 hours to decide on the filing of FIRs over……………READ MORE
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