Delhi violence leaves Agra residents worried, trade suffers


The mob violence witnessed in Delhi this week has worried residents of Agra even as the national capital limps back to normalcy. Delhi witnessed violent clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), resulting in 42 deaths and over 200 injuries.While police has controlled the violence since Wednesday, a lot of residents in Agra are worried as they have many relatives in Delhi.

Some of the residents told India,that they have even said their children, who are studying in Delhi-based colleges and schools, to return till Delhi is fully safe again.Sarita and Manju Sharma from Nalband, Agra currently live in Burari area of Delhi. Their relatives in Agra told India that they are regularly in contact with the two and are very concerned about their well-being.

Trade suffers:
A number of footwear traders from Agra who spoke to India also said they are concerned about the mob clashes in Delhi and added that trade has suffered.They send consignments of shoes every day to Delhi and their employees often visit Delhi to collect payment after delivery.
A senior police officer from Agra warned that those who spread wrong messages through social media or even forward such messages will be strictly punished.

IG Agra A Satish Ganesh is currently camping in Mathura and Firozabad, conducting an outreach campaign amongst the Muslims to maintain peace in the regions.


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