Delhi Latest News Live Updates (August 13): The Mahapanchayat called by Hindu outfits on Sunday concluded in Haryana’s Palwal with the decision that the Shobha Yatra shall resume on August 28. VHP’s Braj Mandal Yatra in Nuh was disrupted on July 31 after communal violence broke out in the area. The panchayat has also asked for the investigation related to the Nuh violence to be handed over to the NIA. Among its other demands include leniency in providing gun licenses to the Hindus residing in the Nuh area.
Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena has approved Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s proposal to transfer the charge of Vigilance and Services departments to Atishi, officials said. As per sources, Kejriwal’s decision to allot the additional portfolios to Atishi was sent to Raj Niwas for Saxena’s approval on August 8, but had to be kept pending in the absence of the notification of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2023, due to legal requirements. This takes the total number of government departments under the sole woman member of the Delhi Cabinet’s charge to 14.
Meanwhile, a day after Gurgaon Police arrested resident editor of Sudarshan News TV Mukesh Kumar for allegedly “tweeting misleading and false information” in connection with the Nuh violence, they arrested a man, Ritu Raj, who is affiliated with a Hindu outfit, for allegedly sharing Kumar’s post on Facebook. Nuh police Saturday also said seven people have been arrested from Tauru in connection with the violence and all of them were held for offences including arson.