Delhi Jahangirpuri violence: Asaduddin Owaisi reaches Jahangirpuri

The demolition drive in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri came to a halt after the Supreme Court ordered a status quo on the activity

However, the drive, which commenced earlier today, did not pause immediately as officials did not get a copy of the apex court’s order.

It came to a halt more than an hour after the status quo was ordered after a copy was delivered to officials.

The Supreme Court will take up the matter tomorrow.

The 'demoliton drive' came after a letter by Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta, who wrote to the NDMC mayor Raja Iqbal Singh to demolish 'illegal' constructions belonging to the 'rioters' in Jahangirpuri

Nine people, including eight police personnel, were injured in clashes in Jahangirpuri during a Hanuman Jayanti procession on April 16.

Delhi Police has arrested 23 people - many Muslims - so far, including two juveniles.

BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, MLA Ramveer Singh, and Manjinder Singh Sirsa meet Union home minister Amit Shah today at his office hours after NDMC's demolition drive in riot-hit Jahangirpuri halted by the Supreme Court.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin reaches violence-hit Jahangirpuri but stopped from visiting sites where demolitions were carried out today.