Photo: The Milli Gazette

TDN World Desk: Delhi Minorities Commission has been alert and acting with alacrity since riot broke in the North East part of Delhi. Previously the commission urged the government to take necessary steps to control the situation. It has also extended monetary assistance to help the riot-victims. On Wednesday, the Minorities Commission has constituted a ten-member fact-finding committee to probe the violence that erupted on 23 February during which hundreds of homes, shops, workshops, offices, vehicles and even a number of schools, madrasas, dargahs and mosques were attacked, looted and torched and in some cases blasted using gas cylinders.

The fact-finding committee consists of (1) Shri M.R. Shamshad, advocate-on-record, Supreme Court of India as chairperson, (2) Shri Gurmindar Singh Matharu (Member, SGPC), (3) Ms. Tehmina Arora, Adv., (4) Shri Tanveer Kazi (human rights activist), (5) Prof. Hasina Hashia, Jamia Millia Islamia, (6) Shri Abu Bakar Sabbaq Adv., (7) Shri Saleem Beg (human rights activist), (8) Ms. Devika Prasad (CHRI), (9), Ms Aditi Datta (CHRI) and (10) Shri Suhail Saifi (social activist), as members.

As reported by The Milli Gazette, the committee has been asked to probe the causes of the violence, persons responsible, lists of victims and assessment of quantum of damage to properties, role of police, administration and others and related issues. The committee has been asked to present its report within four weeks. The committee held its first meeting at DMC office on Monday, 9 March and started its work on Wednesday, 11th March by holding a meeting in Mustafabad.