As large-scale violence continued to simmer in parts of the national capital, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval late on Tuesday night reached North East Delhi for an on the spot inspection and to get a stock of the situation.
NSA Ajit Doval reached Seelampur to get a briefing on the situation minutes after Home Minister Amit Shah called for a third meeting with Delhi Police and his ministry officials on Tuesday evening.
Parts of North East Delhi, including Jafabad, Maujpur, and Baburpur have been in the center of clashes between two groups – one supporting the amended citizenship law and another protesting against its introduction.
Communal violence over the amended citizenship law escalated in North East Delhi on Tuesday taking the death toll to 13 as police struggled to check the rioters who ran amok on streets, burning and looting shops, pelting stones and thrashing people.
After overnight incidents of arson, tension smoldered in the national capital and as the day progressed streets in several localities like Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura, Gokulpuri, Maujpur, Kardampuri, and Jaffrabad saw pitched battles between the members of two groups who also hurled petrol bombs and opened fire.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also postponed the board exams for Class 10 and 12 scheduled on Wednesday in violence-affected areas of Delhi.
There are a total of 86 centers in North East Delhi. While Class 10 students had an English exam, Class 12 students had optional exams, including Web Application and Media.