New Delhi, As Delhi limps back to normalcy after the three days of violence and arson in several parts of the city’s northeast that claimed over 38 lives and left more than 200 injured, including policemen, the sense of fear persisted in residents’ minds.
The residents of the violence-hit areas said they wanted early return of peace and harmony, but also pointed to the police inaction during the clashes.
On Thursday, the IANS correspondent visited several riot-hit areas of northeast Delhi, like Bhajanpura, Khureji Khas, Chand Bagh, Moonga Nagar and Karawal Nagar, to gauge the ground reality.
The people could be seen venturing out on streets, several vehicles plying and shops being opened.
Firoz Ahmed, whose tour & travels shop was torched by the mob on Sunday, said, “I have come to my shop after three days to access the damage.” When asked if the situation had become normal, he said, “No, it’s still tense. Many shopkeepers guard their establishments in the night to prevent any untoward incident.”
In Khureji Khas, which was visited by Special Commissioner of Police S.N. Shrivatsava, the people expressed their yearning for peace and harmony. Several people also recounted the experiences that only strengthen the faith in general humanity...