Delhi violence: Students protest outside Kejriwal’s residence, police use water canon to disperse them

Alumni Association of Jamia Millia Islamia (AAJMI) and Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) on Wednesday organised a demonstration outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, seeking action against those responsible for violence in the national capital and restoration of peace in the city.

Delhi Police used water canon to disperse the crowd from outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence after hundreds of students gathered there raising slogans of “Kejriwal come out, talk to us” and demanding restoration of peace in the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Alumni Association of Jamia Millia Islamia (AAJMI) and Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) on Wednesday organised a demonstration outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, seeking action against those responsible for violence in the national capital and restoration of peace in the city.

People gathered outside Kejriwal’s residence and raised slogans demanding action against those responsible for violence in Delhi. They also gheraoed Kejriwal’s residence.

Appealing to Kejriwal to take action against the violence in affected areas in North-East Delhi, protestors who called themselves concerned citizens, asked the chief minister to personally visit affected areas with local MLAs and organise peace marches to de-escalate tensions.

They also urged the chief minister to inform citizens about steps taken by the Delhi government and allow all rescue operations to reach hospitals from the affected areas.

They further appealed to identify perpetrators of violence and take action against them.

Delhi Police personnel appealed to the students to disperse, however, they had to resort to using water canon when the demonstrators refused to disperse. Those who did not leave even after water canon was used were detained by the police and taken into custody.

While speaking to India Today TV, some students told that some of them even sustained injuries after police resorted to using water canon.

Pravesh Mohammad, who participated in the demonstration, said that Delhi Police used water canon on Kejriwal’s instructions. He said that the use of water canon on students in winter is a “dastardly act”.

Late on Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called an urgent meeting at his residence, of MLAs and officials of the violence-hit areas of Delhi, to take stock of the situation and issued instructions to take all necessary steps to restore peace.

In the wake of violence in North East Delhi, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval late on Tuesday reached Seelampur area to take stock of the situation and visited violence-hit areas.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also held a meeting with Delhi Police and Home Ministry officials in the wake of violence that has been raging in the national capital for the past two days.

The Home Minister urged political parties leaders to exercise restraint, rise above party lines to tackle the situation, according to an official release.

He also urged leaders to avoid giving provocative speeches and statements which could result in a flare-up of the situation.

At least 13 persons have died so far and around 190 are injured in the violence that has been raging in North-East Delhi from Monday.

Source: India Today

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