Jahangirpuri, is situated in northwest Delhi. The demolition drive in the area came to a halt when Supreme Court issued status quo over the activity. But it did not stop immediately because the officials did not receive a copy of the court’s order. It took more than an hour to stop the demolition after the Supreme Court announced the status quo and the officials received a copy of the order. The apex court will look into the matter tomorrow.
What was the actual issue?
Chief of Delhi BJP Mr. Adesh Gupta wrote a letter to NDMC mayor Mr. Raja Iqbal Singh to remove illegal constructions in Jahangirpuri. This gave rise to a demolition drive in the area. It, is alleged that the illegal constructions, belong to the rioters, who are, being protected by the local MLA.
Clashes emerged on April 16 during a procession on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. It, is reported that eight police personnel, including nine civilians, were injured in the riots. Delhi Police have taken 23 people into custody so far. Note that many of them are Muslims and two are juveniles.
Mohammed Ansar and four others, are accused as the key conspirators. A person named Sonu is also said to be involved in the clashes, as he was seen firing a pistol in the video that was taken from the crime scene. All were booked under the charges based on Strict National Security Act.
What is the political scenario?
A political game of blaming each other has emerged between the state and the Union Government. AAP and BJP both are stating that Ansar belongs to the opposite party. Since the day violence erupted, police have been conducting aerial surveillance with the help of drones. The officials mentioned that the situation is now peaceful, and peace committee talks are on.
Meanwhile, the AIMIM chief AsaduddinOwaisi also reached, Jahangirpuri. However, he was not allowed to visit the sites of demolition. He defined it as a targeted demolition. He further added that Muslims are facing collective harassment.
Dilshad and Gulli, accused of Jahangirpuri riots, are in three-day police custody. They were also, taken to the Delhi court yesterday.