Security forces conduct flag marches in violence-hit Delhi areas

Agencies. Updated: 2/26/2020 1:47:01 PM National

New Delhi, Feb 26: Security forces on Wednesday conducted flag marches in areas of northeast Delhi that were hit by violence since Sunday even as posse of security forces remained deployed at metro stations there.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Brahm Prakash Surya led the flag marches by personnel of paramilitary forces and Delhi Police in Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur and Gokulpuri.

Delhi Metro stations closed since the outbreak of violence in northeast Delhi have since been opened to public.

DMRC tweeted that all entry and exit doors of these Metro stations had been opened and normal services had resumed, though the footfall was lesser compared with other days.

Police also advised people not to gather at one spot, not to heed to rumours and venture out of their homes only if necessary.

Police was patrolling the outer ring road even as traffic plied normally on the stretch facing Gokulpuri.

Meanwhile, firefighters were still trying during the day the fire in the wake of arson in a tyre market in Gokulpuri area on Tuesday.

All schools in the violence-hit areas were closed on Wednesday, with ongoing CBSE board exams of Class 10 and 12 postponed till further notice.

Violence had erupted in northeast Delhi on February 23 after pro- and anti-CAA groups clashed. The death toll in the violence has since increased to 20, with around 190 others injured.

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