Published On: Wed, Feb 26th, 2020

UN chief closely following situation in Delhi: Spokesperson

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres is closely following the situation in New Delhi and stresses that demonstrators should be allowed to demonstrate peacefully and security forces should show restraint.

UN chief Antonio Guterres

Communal violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in northeast Delhi has killed at least 17 people, including a police constable, and left over 150 people injured till Wednesday as police struggled to check the rioters who ran amok on streets, burning and looting shops, pelting stones and thrashing people.

“I think it’s very important that demonstrators be allowed to demonstrate peacefully and that security forces show restraint. This is the SG’s constant position,” Secretary General Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at the daily press briefing Tuesday.

When asked if the UN is monitoring the situation, Dujarric said “Yes, we’re obviously following it closely.”


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