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FIRs against those who incited Delhi riots: SC to take up plea on Wednesday


New Delhi, Mar 02: The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a plea seeking action against those involved in the Delhi communal riots.

The plea filed by the victims of the Delhi riots sought registration of FIRs against those who incited the violence. The court today said that it would take up the matter on March 4.

FIRs against those who incited Delhi riots: SC to take up plea on Wednesday

Meanwhile, a Muslim BJP leader said his and some of his relatives' houses were burnt down by rampaging mobs during the communal violence in northeast Delhi.

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Akhtar Raza, the district vice president of BJP's minority cell told PTI that on February 25, a crowd had gathered in his neighbourhood in Bhagirath Vihar in the evening and within a couple of hours mayhem ensued.

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    "The crowd raised religious slogans and began setting houses on fire. There are 19 houses belonging to Muslims in the area including mine and three of my relatives... all were burnt down," he said.

    Raza alleged most of the rioters were outsiders. As he along with 12 of his family members were fleeing their burning home, they were pelted with stones by the mob, he alleged.

    "I sought the help of police but was told that the force was short-staffed. I did not receive any phone call or relief from the party but I have been assured of justice," he said.

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