Violence in Haryana distressing, says Modi; Prez Kovind appeals for peace

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New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on August 25 has condemned the violence and damage to public property after the court verdict against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on an alleged rape charge, appealing to all citizens to maintain peace.
President Kovind took to Twitter and wrote, “Violence and damage to public property after court verdict is highly condemnable; appeal to all citizens to maintain peace.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter on August 25 evening to condemn the violence in Haryana.
β€œThe instances of violence today are deeply distressing. I strongly condemn the violence & urge everyone to maintain peace. The law & order situation is being closely monitored. I reviewed the situation with the NSA & Home Secretary,” he said in a series of tweets.
“Urged officials to work round the clock to restore normalcy and provide all possible assistance that is required,” he tweeted further.
Following are the updates related to the case:
– Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that the violence erupting after the court should not be linked with the saffron party.
– Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed grave concern and shock at the unabated violence in Panchkula and other parts of Haryana. She has appealed to everyone to maintain peace and harmony.
– Communist Party of India (CPI said that the BJP-led Haryana Government is in particular responsible for the attacks on media personnel, adding they should have anticipated such a huge gathering.)
– Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should sack his Haryana CM for gross dereliction of duty.
– The Delhi Commissioner of Police apprised that adequate police arrangements in place and Law and Order situation under control.
– 32 dead, at least 400 injured in violent protests in Panchkula.
– 1000 Dera Sacha Sauda followers have been detained, says Haryana’s ADGP (Law & Order) Muhammad Akil
– All trains going to Rohtak cancelled for tomorrow, says Neeraj Sharma , CPRO, Northern Railways.
– 250 trains cancelled.
– Punjab and Haryana High Court says properties of Ram Rahim Singh should be attached to pay for the losses due to violence.
– Security at Delhi BJP headquarters increased post violence at various places
– Violence reported in Delhi, two buses set ablaze on Mandoli flyover in Delhi’s Nand Nagri.
– Bus set ablaze near Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital in Delhi
– Two empty rakes of Rewa Express at Anand Vihar Terminal railway station set on fire: Northern Railway Spox Neeraj Sharma
– Police say bus torched in northeast Delhi’s Loni Chowk
– Security tightened at railway stations in Delhi
– Army columns moved into Haryana’s Sirsa district for quick reaction, as violent protests continue post rape conviction of Dera Chief Ram Rahim Singh
– 6 Army columns deployed in Panchkula post conviction of Dera Chief Ram Rahim Singh in the rape case
– Central Industrial Security Force personnel deployed within one km radius of Rohtak’s Sunariya Jail Haryana
– Curfew imposed in Punjab’s Muktsar, Bathinda, Mansa
– Section 144 has been imposed in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, Noida Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat in view of violent protests in Punjab and Haryana
– Ram Rahim Verdict: Administrative machinery geared up in Western Uttar Pradesh- Anand Kumar, ADG Law and Order

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