India News – 26 February 2020

Headlines

  • PM Modi held an extensive review of the situation in Delhi
  • When Delhi Police could not control the situation, why were Central Paramilitary forces not called?: Sonia Gandhi
  • Delhi Violence – Court orders that the video clips (of Kapil Mishra) be played for the Police Officer and SG Mehta who has not seen the video clips : Bar & Bench
  • India today celebrates the first anniversary of Balakote airstrikes. It was a successful counter terror operation launched by the fearless Indian Air Force air warriors: @rajnathsingh

National

We were going to ask the Home Minister to resign, but we were stopped: Priyanka Gandhi

  • Today Delhi is burning.
  • We were going to ask the Home Minister to resign, but we were stopped.
  • We are cadres of a party which got us independence … Its our duty to ensure peace is restored: @priyankagandhi

Amid ongoing violence in the national capital, the @INCIndia is holding a shanti march, starting from AICC headquarters till Gandhi Smriti calling for peace: KC Venugopal – Congress Gen Secy

‘Had an extensive review..’

Narendra Modi, @narendramodi – Prime Minister:

  • Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi.
  • Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy.
  • Peace and harmony are central to our ethos.
  • I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times.
  • It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest.

When Delhi Police could not control the situation, why were Central Paramilitary forces not called?:
Sonia Gandhi

The Congress Working Committee met this morning to discuss the situation in Delhi. The CWC passed a resolution. Excerpts:

  • Where was the Home Minister of the country since last Sunday and what was he doing?
  • Where was the Chief Minister of Delhi since last Sunday and what was he doing?
  • What information was given by the intelligence agencies after the Delhi elections and what action was taken on that?
  • How many police forces were put in place from Sunday night, when there was a possibility of rioting?
  • When the situation in Delhi was uncontrollable, Delhi Police could not control the situation, why were Central Paramilitary forces not called?
  • The Congress Working Committee believes that the situation is grave and it requires urgent action. Adequate security forces must be deployed immediately to bring the situation under control.
  • Senior civil servants must be deployed in each district to take charge of the administration, to ensure administrative machinery responds to the evolving situation.
  • CWC appeals to people of Delhi to reject politics of hate & do their best in healing the rifts caused by these shameful events, to help rebuild all that has been lost & to ensure that such events do not take place ever again



‘I have been in touch with large number of people whole night’

Arvind Kejriwal @ArvindKejriwal – Chief Minister of Delhi:

  • I have been in touch with large no of people whole night.
  • Situation alarming. Police, despite all its efforts, unable to control situation and instil confidence.
  • Army should be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately.
  • Am writing to Hon’ble HM to this effect

‘Two High Court judges had to hold a midnight hearing last night..’

P Chidambaram, @PChidambaram_IN – Former Union Finance Minister:

  • Two High Court judges had to hold a midnight hearing last night to ensure the safe evacuation of injured persons to a proper hospital.
  • What does it say about the performance of Delhi Police?
  • The violence has continued since Monday and even now there are incidents of violence.
  • It shows the colossal failure of the Delhi Police.
  • Whether the violence in East Delhi was instigated (MOS-Home) or spontaneous (MHA), the government has a duty to end the violence.

CWC meeting commences at AICC HQ to discuss the situation arising out of Delhi violence

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Pic Credit: @INCIndia

CWC observes silence in memory of those who have lost their precious lives in Delhi Riots!: @rssurjewala

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Pic Credit: @rssurjewala

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu being received by Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on his arrival in Puducherry today

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Pic Credit: @CMPuducherry

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