Home Minister Amit Shah replies to Lok Sabha debate. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)
Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday vowed not to spare anyone involved in the Delhi riots irrespective of their religion, caste or party affiliation. Replying to a debate on the Delhi riots in the Lok Sabha, Shah said it will be lesson for the country on what befalls those who indulge in rioting. Shah said prima facie the violence appears to be a pre-planned conspiracy.
Facing opposition criticism over alleged inaction by the Delhi police during the violence last month, Shah appreciated the police for not allowing the riots to spiral. While expressing grief over the death of people in the violence, Shah said the Delhi police succeeded in controlling riots within 36 hours. He said that a total of 2,647 people have been detained or arrested.
Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on Delhi riots | Highlights
Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on Delhi violence: "I assure the House that the Delhi Police will hold a thorough investigation into this incident."
Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on Delhi violence: "Around 60 social media accounts were created on February 22 and were closed down on February 26. The police will find those behind them. Social media was used to incite hate."
Home Minister Amit Shah: "The spread of riots on such a big scale in such a short time is not possible without a conspiracy. We have register a case of conspiracy to probe this angle. Three people have been arrested for financing the violence in northeast Delhi."
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Home Minister Amit Shah: "We are ensuring that no action is taken against any innocent person. 49 cases of Arms Act have been registered and 153 arms have been recovered. Over 650 meeting of peace committee have taken place since February 25."
Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on Delhi violence: "All those who caused the violence will not be able to escape the law."
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"From February 27 till today, around 700 FIRs have been registered," says Amit Shah in Lok Sabha.
"I did not go there myself as I didn't want the police to divert resources towards my security arrangements," says Amit Shah.
"US President's programme was pre-scheduled, it was in my constituency, my visit there was also pre-scheduled. The next day, when US President visited Delhi, I wasn't present at any event. The whole time I was sitting with police officials. I only requested the NSA to visit the area," says Amit Shah in Lok Sabha.
Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on Delhi violence: "Delhi Police contained the rioting within 36 hours."
Home Minister Amit Shah: "Questions have been asked about what the Delhi Police was doing. Police were on the ground then, police will also probe and submit a report in coming days. I would like to praise the Delhi Police for not allowing the riots to spread to other areas."
Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on Delhi violence: "I would like to place on record that after February 25 no incident of rioting took place. There have been attempts to politicise these riots."
HM Amit Shah in Lok Sabha on Delhi violence: I would like to place on record that after 25th February no incident of rioting took place. There have been attempts to politicise these riots. https://t.co/fxzH0G0V5Q
— ANI (@ANI) March 11, 2020
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Delhi Violence: "I pay my tribute to all those who lost their lives in riots in Delhi and extend my condolences to their grieving families."