New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Delhi Minorities Commission on Wednesday said it has constituted a ten-member fact-finding committee to probe the violence that erupted in some areas of the northeast district of Delhi last month.

The committee, comprising of advocates and activists, has been asked to probe the causes of the violence, persons responsible, lists of victims and assessment of the quantum of damage to properties, the role of police, administration and others and related issues, DMC said in a statement.

“The committee has been asked to present its report within four weeks,” the DMC said.

The committee held its first meeting at DMC office on Monday and started its work on Wednesday.

The violence in northeast Delhi started on February 23 killing over 50 people and injuring hundreds others.

“Hundreds of homes, shops, workshops, offices, vehicles and even a number of schools, madrasas, dargahs and mosques were attacked, looted and torched and in some cases blasted using gas cylinders,” the DMC said.

The fact-finding committee includes M.R. Shamshad, advocate-on-record, Supreme Court, as chairperson and nine members.

–IANS

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