NEW DELHI: Communal tension is simmering in the national capital with fresh violence reported from Trilokpuri on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, two shops being burnt while two others were vandalised.
Following the flare-up after a day’s lull in the violence, some relaxation has been made to the prohibitory orders.
While entry from most points in the area wasn’t prohibited during the first four days since the violence erupted, police on Monday placed barricades at several spots on the periphery of the area to restrict the movement of the vehicles. The supply of essential items such as milk and water has been resumed by Mother Dairy and the Delhi Jal Board.
And vegetables and bread were made available to public through special kiosks in the area.
Meanwhile, the Congress leaders said such clashes had never taken place when the party ruled the state. The party urged police to probe why the clashes took palce when the state was awaiting Assembly polls.
“Politics should not be played on the issue of clashes, and police should take action against the guilty in an impartial manner,” said Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely.
On Saturday, a group of 15 right-wing hardliners protested outside MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi’s house on Ashoka Road. The protesters broke the name plate on the gate of Owaisi’s house and shouted slogans slamming his remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP. By the time police reached the spot, the protesters had left. “We have registered a case of rioting and are examining CCTV footage,” ACP S B S Tyagi told Express.
The officer said the protesters seemed to be some miscreants and they did not to any party. “We will nab them soon as their act has been recorded by closed-circuit television cameras,” added Tyagi.