Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, on the 25th of February, visited Gandhi Memorial, Rajghat and called for a restoration of peace in the war like city, Delhi.
The Aam Aadmi Party President Arvind Kejriwal accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) visited Rajghat.
The 24th of February’s violent protest took the lives of 7 people and left more than 160 injured. The clash broke out on the night of the 24th of February.
Arvind Kejriwal who was devastated with the situation called for a peace restoration and said, “The entire country is worried about the violence that took place in Delhi in the past two days. There has been a loss of lives and properties. If the violence increases it will affect everyone.” He further added, “All (of) us are here to offer our prayers to Gandhi Ji who was a follower of non-violence.”
Later, Arvind Kejriwal is also expected to meet the family of the head constable Ratan Lal in Burari, who died in the violence. Mr. Kejriwal is also going to meet all the injured persons who are undergoing treatment at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital and Max Hospital.
Before praying at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Delhi CM also met Amit Shah, the Home Minister of India, and discussed the current situation of Delhi.
Speaking about the meeting, Arvind Kejriwal, said, “Meeting with home minister Amit Shah was positive and it was decided that all parties will take steps to restore peace.”
He also appealed to the citizens of Delhi to be calm and patient and said, “I appeal to all Delhiites to maintain peace. We are worried about the violence in Northeast Delhi. Several policemen and civilians were injured and some lost their lives. Several houses were set on fire and shops were damaged. It is very unfortunate.”
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police is trying to control the situation and imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in Delhi till the 24th of March.