The Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) has issued notices to the commissioner of police seeking proper action over "random arrests" of the youth in connection with the riots in north-east district of the city, as well as in an alleged attack on a mosque.
Chairman, DMC, Zafarul Islam Khan in a statement said there were reports of "random arrests" of the youth in north-east Delhi even during the lockdown.
Over 50 people had died and scores were injured in communal clashes in the district in February.
A notice, issued on Friday, asked the Delhi commissioner of police to instruct the ground staff to desist from "random" picking up of the youth in north-east as arrests must only be made when there is a clear evidence about someone's involvement in a punishable crime.
The notice further said that once lockdown is lifted and conditions return to normal, "we will take a closer look at these arrests".
In another notice issued on Saturday, the commission asked the commissioner of police to ensure that an FIR is lodged against the culprits in connection with an attack on a mosque in Mukhmelpur (Alipur) on Friday night.
Limit collective namaz to maximum 4 persons: Delhi Minorities Commission chairman
Delhi riots: Minorities Commission takes stock of affected areas
Delhi violence 'one-sided', thousands fled to native villages, says Delhi Minorities Commission report
Delhi Minorities Commission demands imposition of curfew in violence-hit areas
DU vice chancellor gets Delhi Minorities Commission notice over 'hate messages' from teachers
30 attendees of Jamaat event booked in HP so far: Police
52 new COVID-19 patients found in Mumbai, count 330; 4 deaths
Pietersen proposes 'condensed' IPL without fans, says he 'truly believes' it should happen
Coronavirus: Don't celebrate festivals now, says Jayant Patil
Passport will be impounded on failing to declare travel history: Punjab CM
The mosque was allegedly ransacked and partially burnt by a mob.
The commission also sought an action from the commissioner of police regarding "prohibition" of loudspeakers at mosques and closure of meat shops.
Disclaimer: No Business Standard Journalist was involved in creation of this content