TheShiv Sena on Wednesday slammed the Centre for failing to curb the violence thaterupted in Northeast Delhi's Maujpur between the supporters of the CitizenshipAmendment Act (CAA) and those opposing the new law.
The Sena, on Wednesday in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana, opined that the scenes in the national capital were a reminder of the gruesome anti-Sikh riots of 1984. It also said that the violence erupted as US President Donald Trump was on a state visit to India and that Delhi was never defamed so much before.
Violencebroke out in several areas in Northeast Delhi especially in Jafrabad andMaujpur killing 18 people and 190 injured so far.
TheShiv Sena's editorial further stated as, "Even as US President Donald Trump'sIndia visit is going on, there is a riot in Delhi. Even as PM Modi and DonaldTrump were conducting talks, the city was burning. Whatever may be the reasonsbehind the riots, the contention that the Centre has failed to maintain law andorder can arise. Congress is accused of the 1984 riots against the Sikhs eventoday. The current horror film of Delhi is a reminder of the horrors of the1984 riots. It has to be made clear who is responsible for this violence. It isstrange that the violence erupted after the Delhi election concluded. In thiselection the BJP lost and then Delhi has been reduced to this."
Hittingout at the Union Home Ministry, the Sena pointed out at the inability to gatherinformation about the planning of the communal violence saying that this wasdangerous for national security adding that the courage shown during theabrogation of Article 370 and 35 A was not seen when it came to curbing theviolence.