Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Undeterred by terror attacks, Centre asks J&K admin to conduct Assembly polls before Sep 30 | After terror attacks, Amit Shah reviews J&K security | Terrorists wanted to kill everybody on the bus, says survivor | Over 30,000 devotees pay obeisance at Mela Kheer Bhawani: LG Sinha | Looking forward to engaging in productive discussions with world leaders: PM Modi | SC seeks Centre, NTA’s response on plea for CBI probe into ‘irregularities’ | Night outing absolutely safe: Jammu Police | Drug De-Addiction Centre Jammu closed | J&K Police rewards 5 villagers | MeT predicts heat wave in Jammu | Systemic Interventions | Results of 3rd online essay contest 2023-2024 declared | CVPPPL signed Loan Agreement of Rs 1869. 265 Crore | DC Doda reviews arrangements for 10th International Yoga Day | DCO conducts inspection of chemist shops in Sangaldan | ADC Kathua disposes of 15 cases under FSSA Act 2006, imposes fine of Rs 4, 48,000 on defaulters | DC Udhampur finalizes arrangement for JKSSB Supervisor SWD written exam | Chugh lacks political understanding, knowledge about J&K: Sadhotra | Kavinder terms Farooq's visit to Kheer Bhawani Temple a political gimmick | DGP J&K pays obeisance at Mata Kheer Bhawani, Prays for peace and harmony | CS launches competitions on MyGov portal to mark 'International Yoga Day' | Div Com, ADGP meet members of Civil Society | KPs celebrate annual Mela Kheer Bhawani | J&K land scam: Revenue officers among several booked | VC JU inaugurates ten day workshop on technique of Kathak used in Bollywood | Guru Ravi Dass Sabha celebrates birth anniversary of Babu Milkhi Ram | Tony urges PM for minimum Rs 1 Cr compensation for Martyrs across India | Locals, traders of Kunjwani-Narwal Bye Pass Road protest against NHAI | PM Vishwakarma guidelines translated in Urdu language | Yuva Rajput Sabha pays tribute to Brig Rajinder Singh | SP Smart Schools felicitate class 10th students for outstanding board results | BLSKS celebrates “Duggar Tamdeh Festival 2024” | National Anthem in school assemblies will boost moral integrity: Raman Suri | Director Horticulture reviews developmental activities, launches HADP folder | IRCS organizes Blood Donation Camp | Keshav Chopra organises free eye check-up camp at Gaushala | Union Home Secretary chairs meeting to review progress of three New Criminal Laws | Uday Chib, Hari Singh emphasize unity to overcome political challenges in J&K | Police rewards 5 border residents for foiling cross-LoC narco smuggle bid | Govt Polytechnic for Women, Jammu secures major placement success | Jodhamal students-authors penned 130+ books! | Mohd Amir and Arshid Ahmed appointed as Fitness Trainer for summer Kabaddi Coaching Camp | One-week workshop on "Basic skills in ICT" concludes at GCOE, Jammu | Golf: Pukhraj leads after second round in Vietnam Masters | Chennayin FC sign Kiyan Nassiri from Mohun Bagan | T20 WC: Kohli's form a bothering point as India face Canada amid rain threat | Expect to see more competitive scores in Super Eight stage: Kagiso Rabada | Back Issues  
news details
Four years on from riots, northeast Delhi voting on day-to- day issues for better services
5/25/2024 11:30:57 PM
NEW DELHI, May 25: Voting for the first time since the devastating riots in northeast Delhi, residents said they were focussing on issues like inflation, law and order and other day-to-day concerns for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections on Saturday.
The northeast Delhi riots erupted in February 2020, in the backdrop of anti-CAA protests at various places in the city, claiming more than 50 lives, leaving over 400 injured and causing massive damage to public and private property.
Some northeast Delhi residents said they had moved past the riots and were looking ahead for better amenities and services in the area, while others said those who have lost family members would not be able to forget the incident.
Mohammad Salim, a resident of Seelampur, said that the riots happened four years ago and people are now focusing on issues which affect their daily lives.
"You can see how people have gathered here at Chauhan Banger in large numbers to exercise their votes despite the heat. They have seen the time when riots took place in the area. They have forgotten it and are moving ahead with their current life. They are now focusing on day-to-day life issues that have an impact on their income," Salim said.
Kamal Ahmad, another resident of Seelampur, said that improving citizens' lives must be the priority of the government.
"In February 2020, just before the COVID-19 outbreak in India, riots were witnessed here. During that period, an atmosphere of fear had gripped the area. However, now people are focusing on making their lives more convenient.
"Income is less than their expenses. Everyone wants an easy life with good facilities for education, health, business and less inflation. There was no communal issue in this area post that incident. The candidate who will focus on our issues has received our vote," Ahmed said.
Isa Fatima, who voted at a polling booth at a school near Jaffrabad Metro Station, said some people will never forget the "black event" but others have moved on.
"Those who have lost their family members in the riots will always remember it as a black event which unfolded in their lives four years back. However, others have forgotten it and have moved on and are more focussing on issues affecting their lives. Inflation is a very important issue due to which every middle-class person is affected. I feel that there is no Hindu-Muslim issue today," Fatima said.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center