Shops remain closed in violence-hit northeast Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 25, 2020-

Business activities in northeast Delhi continued to be hit on Tuesday as well in the wake of arson and clashes between anti- and pro-CAA groups.

Shops remained closed in Seelampur and Jaffrabad, with shopkeepers hesitant to open their premises due to fears that arsonists may target them.

Mateen, a cloth trader in Jafrabad, told that he had shut his shop since Sunday due to tension prevailing in the area. He rued that he had suffered financial loss due to the volatile situation, which was the case with other traders and businessmen too.

Police has set up barricades on the light point in Seelampur, allowing traffic on only one side of the road. Police was also dispersing people standing in groups in the area so as to prevent any untoward incident.

Clashes had broken out in Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chandbagh, and Bhajanpura areas on Monday, following which an unspecified number of houses and shops were damaged or burnt. Security personnel had conducted flag marches and prohibitory orders clamped to bring the situation under control.  (Agency)

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