Ahead of the high-level meeting called by Amit Shah to review the security situation against the backdrop of protests over the citizenship law, his deputy in the home ministry G Kishan Reddy on Thursday lashed out at political parties for their misinformation campaign against the Citizenship Amendment Act and asked students to first read up the law before hitting the streets.
Reddy also struck a conciliatory note over the police’s alleged hard-handed approach in dealing with protests by students at Jamia Millia University over the weekend.
“Delhi Police is (now) not hitting anyone. Nobody (among cops) should use any weapon or lathi against students or protestors,” Kishan Reddy told reporters.
Several opposition parties including the Left had called for nationwide protests on Thursday against the law that enables the government to quickly grant citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, who entered India illegally.
In Delhi, the police clamped down on the entry of people from neighbouring districts, suspended mobile services in parts of the national capital for about five hours and shut down at one point during the day, 20 metro stations.
There have been reports of arson and violence in some states such as Uttar Pradesh.
Kishan Reddy, citing reports received from the states, said the situation across the country is under control. “There have been 2-3 minor incidents in Lucknow,” he said.
“We expect that there will be normalcy in all the states in the next 2-3 days,” he said, asserting that there was nothing in the citizenship law that could be opposed.
On the opposition criticism that the government’s primary intention behind giving citizenship to undocumented hindus from the three countries was to build the ground for going after Muslim migrants under the national register for citizens project, Reddy said this wasn’t true.
“We have nothing on our agenda to send anyone to detention camps or deport them outside. Political parties should not provoke people in the name of religion,” he said.
“I can’t understand why students are protesting…. Keep peace and we are ready to respond to all your questions,” he added.
Still, he said, people were free to protest but “anyone indulging in violence won’t be spared”.
Senior Home Ministry officials said the restrictions in Delhi were designed to check rumour mongering and violence since there were inputs that criminal elements could use the proposed protests to trigger violence.
People have been allowed to protest at Jantar Mantar without getting any permissions. “Anybody is welcome to protest as long as the protest is peaceful,” the official said.
Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest
The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.
Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.
Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.
After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.
Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!
After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.
Delhi’s temperature condition
According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.
In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy
After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.
In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.
“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.
He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.
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