New Delhi, October 13, 2023: As the Israel-Hamas conflict continues to escalate in the Middle East, its reverberations are being felt in India’s national capital, Delhi. The city is now on high alert following intelligence reports suggesting potential disruptions and protests linked to the ongoing conflict.
The Delhi Police, acting on these intelligence inputs, have significantly heightened security measures across the city. The alert was primarily issued in response to information about possible anti-social activities and potential communal tensions during demonstrations. To ensure public safety and prevent any untoward incidents, there has been a substantial police deployment across various districts of Delhi, especially in areas where Friday prayers are held.
There are indications that the anticipated protests may be directly linked to the Israel-Hamas conflict. However, this connection remains subject to further reports and confirmation. The security measures are a proactive approach by the Delhi Police to prevent any unrest and maintain public safety.
In addition to the general public’s safety, special attention is being given to the Israeli embassy and Jewish religious establishments in the city. The heightened security is a precautionary measure, ensuring the safety of both the embassy staff and the general public.
Furthermore, the Central district’s Jama Masjid area witnessed a flag march conducted by the police, emphasizing the importance of public safety during these tense times.
The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has drawn international attention, with various nations and organizations calling for an immediate ceasefire. The situation in the Middle East has led to global reactions, with cities worldwide, including Delhi, witnessing solidarity protests and demonstrations.
In related developments, at least 212 Indian citizens have safely arrived in Delhi from Israel under ‘Operation Ajay’. The first flight under this operation landed in the national capital early in the morning and was greeted by Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar. The Minister also interacted with the students who returned from Tel Aviv to Delhi. The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, emphasized the government’s primary focus on ensuring the safe return of the 18,000 Indians currently in Israel.
As the situation continues to evolve, Delhi Police and security agencies remain vigilant, ensuring that peace and order are maintained in the city. The international community, including India, hopes for a peaceful resolution to the conflict soon.