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New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered nearly 2,000 cases including that of robbery, motor vehicle theft and other crimes since March 15, a drop of 42 per cent as compared to the same period last year, police said on Friday.

According to data shared by police, a total of 1,971 cases have been registered since March 15 to 31 as against 3,415 cases during the same period last year.

Out of these, 53 cases of robbery, 181 cases of snatching, 27 cases under sections of grievous hurt, 55 cases of burglary, 1,243 cases of motor vehicle theft, 66 case of house theft, 72 cases under sections of outraging modesty of women, 150 cases of kidnapping, while 112 cases of accidents with no casualties were reported.

On March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days to control the spread of COVID-19.

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  1. I believe the words of Swami Vivekananda “ one may be born in a church but one should not die in a church “ . Religious faith is good but religious fanaticism and bigotry are bad . In Chicago address wished that the bells of the Parliament of Religions should be the death kneels of narrow- mindedness and quarrels among religionists. Ignorance is the root of all evils and quarrels. All the religions of the world have their due place in this land . But stop preaching communalism.

  2. Jamia Miliya Students are 100% responsible for instigation and rioting. They never feel for the children and women to suffering. Muslims all over India cannot deny their communal preaching and anti Indian culture and activities. All Mullahs needs to be kept under strict vigil. They’re mostly preaching hate religion. All madrasah should teach prescribe school courses nothing else. Children should enjoy all fatalities including food and clothing and give them to attend sports activities.

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