New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday alleged that recent clashes in Trilokpuri area was an "unpardonable" act committed in a "pre-planned" manner to polarise the society on the religious lines.
The party also demanded a probe into the "role" of former BJP MLA Sunil Kumar Vaidya in this connection.
"Communal violence in Trilokpuri area of East Delhi is an unpardonable act which has been committed in a pre-planned manner to polarise the society on religious lines," said an official statement released by the party.
Making an appeal to people of the area to maintain peace and clam, AAP said, no attention should be given to rumours being spread by "vested interests" to create discord between communities.
The party said that it had sought a report from its MLAs - Raju Dhingan and Manoj Kumar, representing Trilokpuri and Kondli assembly constituencies about the reasons behind the communal flare-up and the prevailing situation.
"Both of them have been spending their nights in the affected area to prevent any further disturbance. The first- hand account narrated by them has brought out very disturbing developments, which make it clear that there is a political design behind this communal tension in Trilokpuri and its adjoining areas.
"The AAP demands that Delhi Police should probe the role of former BJP MLA Sunil Kumar Vaidya in the entire incident, since there are credible reports that he had convened a meeting on Diwali night and trouble started only after that," the statement said.
The AAP said it needs to be investigated what was the
purpose of inflammatory meetings on Diwali night and where did the group led by this BJP leader go after their controversial meeting.
AAP maintained that though the police has increased its presence in the tension-hit area, but effective steps to prevent rumour spreading elements from vitiating the communal atmosphere still need to be taken.
The attempts to create communal discord need to be nipped in the bud and Delhi administration needs to fully wake up before it is too late, it said.
The party questioned Delhi Police and the Central government, whether there was any alert from the Home Ministry about possibility of such clashes in the wake of the festival season and what measures were taken in this regard.
"It has been reported in the media that the Union Home ministry had alerted Delhi Police about the possibility of communal tension around Diwali in some parts of the capital, since neither the home ministry nor the Delhi Police have denied the existence of such an advisory, the people of Delhi have a right to know what preventive steps were taken.
"Exchange of information is meaningless if there is no political will to take action and when precedents of Uttar Pradesh are already there, the central government which is controlling Delhi by proxy has a lot to explain," the statement said.