An Open Letter to the President by the Constitutional Conduct Group : Delhi Violence and its Aftermath

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It is with deep anguish and concern that we, the members of the Constitutional Conduct Group (“CCG”) comprising former civil servants, write this letter to place before you some
major issues in the aftermath of the widespread violence in North-East Delhi, which began on 23rd February 2020 and continued till 26th February 2020.
On 12th March 2020, eleven members of the CCG visited violence affected areas of North East Delhi including Shiv Vihar, Brijpuri and Mustafabad. It is distressing that, even more than two weeks after the violence, the group did not see much evidence of any serious outreach by political parties to provide mental or physical support to victims of violence. There is no serious effort to re-establish much needed confidence building measures between communities.