Makeshift temple removed from Trilokpuri

The makeshift temple or Mata ki Chowki in Trilokpuri, where the trouble first started, was removed on Saturday.

The Delhi Police said that the locals agreed to remove the structure after they organised a jagran there on Friday, followed by a feast on Saturday morning. “The structure was removed after a four-hour jagran – a night prayer on Friday night. Over 1,000 riot police and almost 30 police vans and water cannons were deputed in the 36 blocks of Trilokpuri for the function,” said a police officer.

Meanwhile, prohibitory orders were relaxed for 13 hours in the area and people were able to move freely. The security in the area continues to be tight.

In a bid to ward off any further trouble, the police also organised a community meeting between the Hindus and Muslims in the wake of a Muharram procession on Tuesday. “Security will be maintained in the area for the entire month of Muharram. Though we are assuming that the situation will be better after Tuesday,” the police officer added.

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