NEW DELHI: As the national capital simmered for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting with senior officials and legislators from affected areas to assess the law and order situation.
Kejriwal is set to meet Union home minister Amit Shah at 12pm to discuss the matter. The meeting will also have lieutenant governor Anil Baijal and representative of political parties.
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said legislators from border constituencies have raised concerns over people coming into Delhi from "outside". Following which, he said, borders need to be sealed and preventive arrests may be required.
"The situation in certain areas in Delhi is a cause of worry. I appeal to the people of Delhi to maintain peace. Violence is not the answer to anything. This situation is not good and every one is losing out," Kejriwal said.
He added, "I called legislators from all the affected areas from all parties. We have decided that hospital authorities to prepared. Fire department is directed that they coordinate with the police..."
Over Sunday and Monday, parts of Delhi’s northeast district were witness to violent clashes, which have killed four civilians and one police constable. While the Delhi police and the Union home ministry have pulled out all stops to prevent the spillover of the violence, sporadic incidents in Delhi's northeast were reported on Tuesday as well.
Things turned ugly following clashes between supporters and protesters of Citizenship (Amendment) Act, following which some shops were set ablaze and property vandalised in Chandbagh, Bhajanpura, and Gokulpuri on Monday.
Delhi is a special state where matters of land, law and order come under the Union home ministry.