Celebrities speak up about violence against Muslims in Delhi

Published: February 26, 2020
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Delhi has been rocked with violent protests for months now in the wake of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

After shocking instances of police brutality at universities for staging anti-CAA protests, the situation in India’s capital has escalated in the past couple of days, specially since the arrival of US President Trump.

According to Times of India, over a dozen people were killed with over 200 people injured in the raging violence in North-East Delhi since Monday. The situation has been alarming, to say the least.

With #DelhiBurning and #DelhiViolence trending on Twitter since Monday, many celebrities have also chimed in to speak out against the senseless, targeted brutality against Muslims in India. Pakistani star Hamza Ali Abbasi was among the first ones across the border in Pakistan to bring the situation to light.

However, Hamza is not the only celebrity to raise his voice. Actor Hareem Farooq took to Twitter to condemn the violence.

“With more than 200 million Muslims living under your flag, how can the govt let this happen?” she questioned.

“Its a catastrophe, not be taken lightly,” she added.

Laal Kabootar actor Mansha Pasha also penned down her thoughts while sharing a video of a mob desecrating a mosque in Delhi. “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,” she tweeted.

“Secular India is going up in flames with this horrible act,” she added, with pictures of a burnt down  mosque.

Armeena Khan, who has always been pretty vocal on her Twitter, was pestered by followers to speak on #DelhiRiots to which she responded, “I’ve already posted enough on it. Don’t need to keep repeating myself.”

She followed it with a general message saying, “In a state of despondency about the events around the world. Why is there so much hate?”

Actor/director Sarmad Khoosat also shared a number of depressing photos and videos coming out of from the streets of Delhi, including a video of people lying on the streets with police beating them.

As of right now, a number of Bollywood celebrities have spoken out as well – from Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhasker to Javed Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap.

Sonam also retweeted an image from Reuters showing a Muslim man being beaten in Delhi.

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