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Delhi CM reviews situation after demolition, protests

Last Updated: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 00:12

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit on Wednesday night reviewed the situation at Nizamuddin area
where protests were held after demolition of an illegally
built religious structure at a nearby locality.
In a late night meeting, attended by several top
officials, Dikshit said the officials should visit the spot
and ensure that law and order situation does not go out of
hand. All the efforts should be taken so that peace prevails,
she told them.

The demolition was carried out by Delhi Development
Authority (DDA) in south-east Delhi`s Jangpura-B Block area at
around 6 AM on the orders of Delhi High Court, amidst heavy
police presence.
In the afternoon, protestors marched towards the site of
the demolished structure. Police lobbed teargas shells and
used batons to disperse the protestors, who tried to reach the
site and offer prayers. Later in the evening, the protestors
also indulged in stone-pelting.

Sources said the government may approach the court to
allow people to offer prayers at the open space.


First Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 00:12

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