Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia, along with several other AAP leaders, on Tuesday went to the Rajghat, offered tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and prayed that violence cease the in the national capital. (Catch live updates on Delhi violence here)
At least seven people, including a policeman, have died and scores of others sustained injuries following violent clashes between those against and in favour of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Speaking to ANI, Kejriwal said the country was worried about the violence that took place in Delhi in the past two days. "There has been a loss of lives and properties. If violence increases, it will affect everyone. All us are here to offer our prayers to Gandhi Ji who was a follower of non-violence," he said.
Earlier in the day, he urged everyone to refrain from indulging in violence and directed district magistrates to organise peace marches and meetings with people of all faiths.
Violence spiralled over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi, turning it into a battlefield on Monday with frenzied protesters torching houses, shops, vehicles and a petrol pump, and hurling stones. Seven people were killed in violent clashes over the amended citizenship law.
Kejriwal called a meeting of all party MLAs of the violence-hit areas and senior officials from different departments.
"I appeal to everyone with folded hands to refrain from indulging in violence, all issues can be dealt with through dialogue," he added.
Kejriwal said he has asked district magistrates and SDMs to conduct peace march and peace meetings which will see participation of people from all religions. He said these meetings must see participation of MLAs.
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