Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to the people of Delhi to maintain peace, and said neither the Hindus nor the Muslims benefited from the violence in the northeastern part of the national capital. Addressing the assembly on the issue, he said political elements and outsiders were responsible for the clashes in which 23 people, including a police constable, have been killed.
“Everyone has suffered losses in the riots. Over 20 have been killed. Hindus and Muslims have died in the riots. The police were also killed. I also have a list of the injured. Hindus and Muslims both have been injured, both are suffering,” he said.
“Delhi now has two options: Either people can come together and help make the situation better or they can hit and kill one another. Modern Delhi cannot be built on a pile of bodies. Enough is enough. Politics of hate, of riots, of burning homes won’t be tolerated,” he added.
Mr Kejriwal demanded that the Army be called in to control the situation and curfew should be imposed in violence-hit areas.
“Leave the violence behind. Inform the police if outsiders are coming in to destroy peace in your area,” he appealed to the people of Delhi.