53 individuals have been killed and 200 have been injured in riots in northeast Delhi in February.


The riots in Delhi this yr have been a “massive conspiracy” to disturb the nation however safety forces just like the Fast Motion Drive (RAF) performed an vital function in “suppressing the weather that unfold anarchy” in the course of the time, Union minister Nityanand Rai stated on Wednesday.

The minister of state for residence was addressing RAF troops on the event of the pressure’s twenty eighth anniversary, or elevating day, at a Central Reserve Police Drive camp in Gurugram.

The RAF is a particular anti-riot wing of the CRPF and was raised in 1992.

“An enormous conspiracy was deployed to disturb the nation by the Delhi riots that passed off this yr. The RAF performed an vital function in suppressing the weather that unfold anarchy and ensured peace,” Mr Rai stated in his tackle to the troops.

He added that RAF personnel had “utterly defeated” the nefarious designs of the rioters.

“You undergo harm and harm throughout riots and protests…however you utilize pressure solely when violent teams begin troubling the peace of society,” the minister added.

The RAF was deployed in the course of the communal violence that broke out in northeast Delhi in February, killing 53 individuals and injuring about 200.

Delhi Police has filed a number of chargesheets earlier than a Delhi court docket in these instances.

The RAF has 15 battalions (over 15,000 personnel) primarily based in varied elements of the nation.

Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah additionally greeted RAF personnel on the event. “Greetings to RAF personnel and their households on their twenty eighth anniversary. RAF has distinguished itself in coping with the challenges regarding legislation and order,” the minister stated on Twitter.

“Repeatedly, their dedication in a number of humanitarian works and UN peacekeeping missions has made India proud,” he added.

Mr Rai, who reviewed a parade of the RAF personnel on the CRPF academy right here, stated sustaining inner safety and peace are “two essential” elements for the event of a rustic.

He lauded CRPF personnel for killing high commanders of terror teams working within the Kashmir valley and stated the pressure has labored to defeat “Pakistan sponsored” terrorist actions in that area.

“These are massive achievements made by you,” he stated.

CRPF Director Common A P Maheshwari additionally addressed his troops and stated safety forces and particular models just like the RAF now have a brand new problem within the type of pretend and inciting messages unfold by social media.

“Earlier, the protests have been imagined to be countered within the bodily house however now we see radicalisation being unfold by cyber house,” Mr Maheshwari stated.

He added that his pressure is ready to deal with these new challenges.

Mr Maheshwari stated the CRPF will undertake a mega consciousness marketing campaign on COVID-19 associated protocols within the nation. The purpose, he added, is to achieve about 12 crore residents.

“A gathering was held within the residence ministry yesterday…it was determined {that a} marketing campaign underlining three issues, carrying a masks, washing arms and guaranteeing social or bodily distancing, needs to be ensured by everybody to examine the coronavirus unfold.”

“All the safety forces, together with the CRPF, will undertake this marketing campaign of their respective areas. We purpose to get in contact with 12 crore individuals by our 1,600 bases within the nation over the following 100 days,” the DG stated.

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