Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an appeal for calm to restore peace, in his first reaction via a twitter post this afternoon, following the unprecedented violence in northeast Delhi, which killed 20 and injured more than 200.
Mentioning peace and harmony as national ethos, Modi urged to maintain brotherhood.
"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," Modi further said in another tweet.
The Center has been regularly monitoring situation in Delhi with Home Minister Amit Shah holding three meetings in a span of 24 hours.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today asked Home Minister Amit Shah to call the army as a fresh round of violence erupted in two east Delhi localities.
Indian Supreme Court has criticised police today for 'lack of professionalism' in handling Delhi clashes.
The clashes, worst in the capital in over two decades, started at the weekend but turned deadly on Monday after two groups protesting for and against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA clashed with each other. Both the groups were carrying swords, stones and other weapons; they also torched houses and vehicles in Maujpur, Jafrabad and other areas.
Violence erupted again on Tuesday and spread to other nearby localities, just kilometres away from where US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for talks.
At least two mosques in northeast Delhi were set on fire in the rioting. Reuters witnesses at a local hospital spoke with both Hindus and Muslims who were injured.
On Wednesday, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said in a tweet that it was alarmed by the violence and it urged the Indian government "to rein in mobs and protect religious minorities and others who have been targeted."