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L-G Anil Baijal visits Delhi’s riot-hit areas to take stock of situation

Delhi L-G Anil Baijal with other police officials during his visit to Shiv Vihar, one of the riot-affected areas, in Northeast Delhi on March 2, 2020.

Delhi L-G Anil Baijal with other police officials during his visit to Shiv Vihar, one of the riot-affected areas, in Northeast Delhi on March 2, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Mr. Baijal also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for almost an hour

Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of Delhi Anil Baijal on Monday visited Shiv Vihar, Karawal Nagar, Brijpuri, Chand Bagh and other areas of violence-hit North East Delhi along with Commissioner of Police S.N. Shrivastava.

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The L-G after interacting with the residents of the area said the situation was gradually improving and that the topmost priority was to bringing back peace and tranquillity in the area. He urged people not to believe rumours and avoid circulating unconfirmed messages.

“Delhi Police should keep strong vigil on social media and ensure timely and effective action against rumour mongers. Any attempt to spread false and malicious news should be nipped in the bud itself,” Mr. Baijal said. He also directed East Delhi Municipal Corporation to take up an extensive cleanliness drive of the area on war footing.

Meanwhile, a students’ march from Ramlila Maidan to Parliament against the CAA that had been called for on March 3, has been denied permission by the Delhi police. The police said they were denying permission for the march due to the “sensitive situation” in the Capital.

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The call has been given by The Young India Coordination Committee, which comprises members of various student organizations from across the county. The organisers said that they would gather at Ramlila Maidan at 11 pm and go ahead with their protest.

Around 98% attendance was recorded in the board exams held in violence-hit northeast Delhi on Monday, the Central Board for Secondary Exams (CBSE) said.

Class 12 and 10 students had their physics and music papers on Monday.

“A total of 2,888 students were to appear for the Class XII exam, of which 2,837 sat for the paper today, registering 98.2% attendance,” a senior CBSE official said.

On Sunday, the CBSE said any further delay may hamper chances of students securing admission to professional courses like medical and engineering, though it is ready to conduct fresh exams for students who are not able to appear.

Authorities maintained that the death toll remained at 42 in the communal clashes over the amended citizenship law that erupted a week ago even as four bodies were fished out of drains in northeast Delhi on Sunday.

(With PTI inputs)

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