“I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted this afternoon, in his first reaction on the unprecedented violence in northeast Delhi, in which 21 people have died and at least 200 injured.
Calling for calm, PM Modi said he reviewed the situation in the capital. Stone-throwing between rival groups, arson and vandalism on Tuesday marked unrelenting violence over citizenship law protests that began on Sunday, with reports of fresh arson and stone-throwing this morning.
PM Modi today attended a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security – the final decision-making body on matters related to country’s security – to review the violence in the capital. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, who visited the violence-hit areas last night, briefed the committee on the law and order situation.