The Delhi High Court (HC,) on the 26th of February, reviewed the hearing over the Delhi riots.
During the hearing, the judges said, “We cannot let another 1984 scenario (anti Sikh riots) happen in this Country again. Not under the watch of this court.”
Expressing concern over the riots, during which 23 people were killed and left more than 180 injured, the bench of Delhi HC directed the Delhi police to set up help desks for victims.
The Court, which is reviewing the Delhi violence directed the Government of Delhi to make medical facilities and other help available for the people of Delhi.
The Delhi HC criticised the Delhi police for not filing FIRs against the politicians for spreading hate speeches. The HC bench said, “You acknowledge the occurrence of a crime by registering an FIR. If you don’t register an FIR, how will you take action. The more you delay, these speeches are leading to more speeches(sic.)”
In addition, Justice J. Murlidhar, said, “When you don’t register an FIR, a wrong message goes out, people aren’t deterred from repeating it. Is it not a cause for alarm?(sic)”
The Court also directed the Delhi police to submit a reply over the delay for filing the FIR. The bench of the Delhi HC said “The officer (representing Delhi police) assures that he will sit with (the) Delhi Commissioner (to peruse such videos containing hate speech.)”
Meanwhile, Ajit Doval, the National Security Advisor to the PM, met residents of Maujpur area of Northeast Delhi and said the situation is under control.
Mr. Doval said, “Situation is totally under control. People are satisfied. I have confidence in law enforcement agencies. Police is doing its work (sic.)”
While the BJP assured to control the situation, the Indian National Congress (INC) slammed the BJP and called for a ‘peace march.’