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Amid Sealing Drive, Violence Erupts in West Delhi’s Mayapuri

Amid Sealing Drive, Violence Erupts in West Delhi’s Mayapuri

Mayhem broke out in West Delhi's Mayapuri on Saturday, 13 April, in the midst of a sealing drive, with the area descending into complete chaos and reports of violent incidents.

Videos from the incident are also emerging now, showing residents clashing with police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area.

In one video, shared by The Times of India reporter Raj Shekhar Jha, police and paramilitary personnel can be seen running in a large group, chased by a large mob which is pelting stones and hurling abuses at them.

Residents chase after the forces.(Photo: Screenshot)

In another video, a group of people can be seen surrounding and beating up a lone jawan on the roads. They kick him and hit him before somebody comes to his rescue and drive them away, taking him to safety.

Residents beat up a lone jawan.(Photo: Screenshot)

However, in another video, the forces deployed are also seen attacking a number of Sikh men, with one jawan kicking a man and another attacking another man with a brick. Some men in the video who are making the video can be heard telling the men outside being attacked to run and come from a different gate since that one is locked.

This video was shared on Twitter by a Nagendar Sharma.

The same video, taken from a slightly different angle, was also shared by Amit Mishra, a member of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

"#GeneralDyreModi attacked Sikh & Punjabi traders in Mayapuri, West Delhi on a Baishakhi Day", his tweet read, in a reference to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that had taken place in Amritsar a 100 years ago on 13 April, 1919.

AAP MLA Jagdeep Singh also shared the video and referred to Jallianwala Bagh in his tweet. “Baisakhi wale din modi police ne maya puri ko jaliyawala bagh bna diya”, he tweeted. (Translation: On the day of Baisakhi, Modi police have made Mayapuri into Jallianwala Bagh.)

In another video, multiple police can be seen standing around toppled two-wheelers.

Toppled two-wheelers in the violence.(Photo: Screenshot)
Residents and paramilitary forces.(Photo: Screenshot)

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