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After unprecedented violence in the national capital, prohibitory orders under Section 144 has been imposed in several parts of northeast Delhi on Wednesday, February 26. Delhi Police sources have reportedly confirmed that the prohibitory orders, which were imposed yesterday, haven't been lifted following overnight incidents of arson and tension.

However, rumours flew of Delhi Police issuing shoot-at-sight orders, which the police officers refused to confirm.

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The death toll in the communal violence over the amended citizenship law (CAA) has climbed to 20, reportedly. Several areas, including Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura, Maujpur-Babarpur, and Jaffrabad witnessed unprecedented violence in the last two days as pro and anti-CAA protesters clashed. Follow ibtimes.co.in's LIVE blog to get latest updates on Delhi violence.

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2020-02-2618:10 (IST)

VIDEO | NSA Doval interacts with locals in Northeast Delhi

2020-02-2616:45 (IST)

NSA Doval takes stock of situation

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval arrived at Maujpur to take stock of the situation. He has arrived at the office of DCP Northeast.

2020-02-2616:30 (IST)

Visuals from violence-affected Johripur in northeast Delhi

Here are a few visuals from violence-affected Johripur in northeast Delhi. No fresh violence has been reported today. Security personnel are deployed in the area.

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2020-02-2616:23 (IST)

Set up helplines to help victims: Delhi HC tells admin

The Delhi High Court has directed the administration to set up helplines for immediate help to the victims, providing private ambulances for safe passage of victims. The HC has also asked the officials to set up shelters for rehabilitation along with basic facilities.

2020-02-2614:09 (IST)

PM Modi tweets on Delhi violence, urges for peace in the capital

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter appealing for peace and harmony in the national capital. "Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest."

PM Modi further went on to say that he had an extensive review meeting on the situation prevailing in various parts of northeast Delhi. "Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy," tweets PM Modi.

2020-02-2613:45 (IST)

Intel officer Ankit Sharma's body found in drain in Chand Bagh area

As violence grips citizenship law protests, the body of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer, Ankit Sharma, was recovered from a drain on Wednesday, February 26, from the Chand Bagh area. The 25-year-old officer was training as a driver in motor transport (MT).

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2020-02-2613:32 (IST)

Situation alarming in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal tweets

Taking to Twitter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "I have been in touch wid large no of people whole nite. Situation alarming. Police, despite all its efforts, unable to control situation and instil confidence. Army shud be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately. Am writing to Hon'ble HM to this effect."

2020-02-2613:24 (IST)

Sonia Gandhi blames BJP for violence

Congress president Sonia Gandhi calls violence in Delhi 'preplanned'. The Congress leader referred to BJP leader Kapil Mishra's speech provocative and blamed the ruling BJP for the violence.

Demanding urgent actions to curb the violence in Delhi, the senior Congress leader said Union Home Minister Amit Shah should resign immediately.