The death toll in Delhi’s communal violence has unfortunately risen to 42 , a Delhi health department official said . According to news agency PTI, though , there were some areas of normalcy in the riot-hit localities of northeast Delhi with shops opening.
Nearly 7,000 paramilitary forces have been deployed in the affected areas of the northeast district since Monday. Hundreds of Delhi police personnel are on the ground to maintain peace.
More than 200 people have been injured in the communal clashes that broke out on Monday. The areas affected include Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura.
After communal violence plagued the capital since last Sunday, Section 144 of the CrPC — which was invoked to in 10 areas of Northeast Delhi — has been relaxed for 10 hours, after gradual peace resumed in many areas, even as injured people continue to get treated at Al-Hind Hospital and GTB Hospital. The riots have killed a total of 38 people and injured over 200.
Shiv Sena hit out at the BJP government over the communal riots in Northeast Delhi that started late Sunday. In the newspaper Saamana, it said the situation in the country was worrisome, and the party which thinks of Savarkar, should think of the country’s honour first. Shiv Sena also slammed BJP for transfer of the Delhi High Court judge S Muralidhar, saying the “government punished him after he ordered FIR against BJP leaders (who made incendiary speeches).”