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Morning After NE Delhi Violence, No Police Presence in Brahampuri

The lack of police presence was making people feel insecure, the people told the reporter.

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India
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A day after a head constable and four civilians were killed in the violence that broke out in northeast Delhi, there was no police presence in the surrounding areas.

The Quint's Shadab Moizee who was present at Maujpur area on 25 February, said that media wasn't allowed to cover the pro-CAA protest near Babarpur metro area, journalists were attacked, he further mentioned that the police deployment wasn't as expected in the Maujpur area. An angry mob who were raising incendiary slogans also set a bike on fire.

On 24 February, violence spiralled over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi, turning it into a battlefield with frenzied protesters torching houses, shops, vehicles and a petrol pump, and hurling stones. Apart from the five deaths, at least 50 people, including several paramilitary and Delhi Police personnel, were injured.

Several areas in northeast Delhi were affected.

Places in Delhi where violence took place on Monday 24 February (locations may not be exact).
Places in Delhi where violence took place on Monday 24 February (locations may not be exact).
(Illustration: Kamran Akhter & Shruti Mathur/The Quint)

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