Violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have been taking place in Delhi for months now but the situation appears to have worsened dramatically after shocking incidents of police brutality at universities emerged in the past couple of days.
As per reports, over a dozen people were killed with over 200 people injured in the violence in North-East Delhi since Monday. It is pertinent to mention here that US President Donald Trump was in India during the time of these protests.
With #DelhiBurning and #DelhiViolence trending on Twitter since Monday, many celebrities from Bollywood and Lollywood have come forward to speak out against the targeted brutality against Muslims in India.
Hamza Ali Abbasi, who is among the most vocal actors, was the first to raise his voice.
Hareem Farooq raised a very important question.
Actor Mansha Pasha also wrote in a tweet, “So terrifying to see what is happening in India. Prayers for all minorities and all the people in India fighting and protesting against these bigots.”
Sharing a picture of a burnt down mosque in India she wrote, “Secular India is going up in flames with this horrible act.”
Armeena Khan, who has never shied away from voicing her concern on matters of public interest remarked, “We never learn, do we?”
Many Bollywood celebrities also spoke out. Sonam Ahuja, Javed Akhtar and Swara Bhasker were among those who condemned the violence.
A Muslim living in India gave an interview to the BBC Hindi, presenting an eyewitness account of the violence.
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