Delhi violence: JNU, Jamia students reach CM residence; demand action

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Demanding swift action by Delhi government to help the victims of North-East Delhi violence and to bring normalcy back in the region, the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) reached Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence here at Civil Lines on the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday.
In a charter of demands, the students urged direct intervention of the Chief Minister into the violence affected areas and also to organise peace marches along with regional MLA’s to de-escalate tensions prevailing in North-East Delhi.
“Activate all Delhi government services and infrastructure to rescue, facilitate medical facilities and provide shelter to citizens,” the students demanded in their charter.
The students-led by JNUSU Vice-President Saket Moon also urged for action against the culprits involved in the communal violence.
“Identify perpetrators of communal violence, including police officials who have participated in it and take action against them,” the students said.
Earlier in the day, addressing a press conference, Delhi Police spokesperson, DCP Mandeep Singh Randhawa said that 10 people had died while 186 people injured in the violence which erupted on Sunday. However, later in the night the death toll rose to 13, GTB hospital authorities said.
Randhawa also claimed that the situation was under control in Jaffrabad, Gokulpuri and Maujpur areas as the police and government officials were alerted and security had been beefed up in the areas.
He said that of 186 injured, 56 are policemen, where condition of DCP Amit Sharma is still said to be critical.
As of now, 11 FIRs have been registered in this regard and several arrests were made, the DCP added.

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