NCW chief visits riot-affected Jaffrabad

The situation is peaceful but there is “tension in the air”, National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma said on Friday after a visit to Jaffrabad, one of the worst affected areas in the riot-hit northeast Delhi, to look into the condition of women.

Sharma said she would be going back to the area again on Saturday as she could not meet enough women as the police were busy in giving security for Friday prayers.

“We met a few women but the way we wanted to meet them could not happen. The situation was peaceful but tension was there in the air,” Sharma said.


She said she went through the data provided by the police and it showed three women were injured but it wasn‘t direct injuries.

“No rape or molestation was recorded by the police,” Sharma said.

At least 42 were killed and over 250 injured in the communal clashes that broke out in northeast Delhi on Monday after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control.

The areas worst affected in the violence include Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura.

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