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“Situation like 1984 must not be repeated again,” says Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has directed CBSE to take a decision by 5 pm on board exams of Class 10 and 12 amid the ongoing violence in Northeast Delhi

New Delhi: Around 2l people have been killed and more than 150 injured after three days of continuous violence in North East Delhi. The Delhi Police struggled to check the rioters who rampaged through parts of northeast Delhi on Tuesday looting, burning buildings, and vehicles, and thrashing people. The areas which were most affected include Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura, Gokulpuri, Maujpur, Kardampuri, and Jaffrabad.

The Delhi High Court heard a plea seeking FIR for those involved in the ongoing violence in Northeast Delhi, it observed that “a situation like 1984 must not be repeated again.” The court observed that “it was time to provide Z-level security to citizens, as it was for everyone.”

The Delhi High Court, after hearing a plea on the ongoing violence in Northeast Delhi, dictated its order — it said to ensure safe passage to patients and the family of those dead for their last rites; explore possibility of a dedicated helpline number and set up shelters for rehabilitation along with basic amenities like blankets, medicines, food, and sanitation

The Delhi High Court said that the CM and Deputy CM should also visit the affected areas for confidence-building among people. This is the time to reach out.

The court has expressed concern over the body of an IB officer found in north-east Delhi. Court says it is “very unfortunate”. The Court has asked the highest functionaries in state and central government to personally meet the victims and their families.

The Delhi High Court directs to set up helplines for immediate help for victims, private ambulances to be provided for safe passage of victims. Court also directs set up of shelters for rehabilitation along with basic facilities.

The Delhi High Court has directed CBSE to take a decision by 5 pm on board exams of Class 10 and 12 amid the ongoing violence in Northeast Delhi. The court ordered CBSE to inform the public of their decision by 6 pm.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed for calm and said agencies are working on the ground “to ensure peace and normalcy”.  He wrote on Twitter: “Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest. I had an extensive review of the situation prevailing in different parts of Delhi. Police and some agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy.”

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