Bollywood actress Esha Gupta calls Delhi unsafe, her home unsafe. Violent anti-CAA protests in North-East Delhi cause national unrest. 37 vehicles put on fire and 38 police officers injured.
The protest situation in Delhi worsens as violence erupts between pro and anti-CAA groups on Monday afternoon in Delhi. The national capital of India records fresh violence in Maujpur and Jaffrabad areas of Delhi. Groups of those supporting and revolting against the Citizenship Amendment Act have transformed Delhi into a war-one where people pelting stones, setting vehicles and shops on fire and brutally beating up Muslim men. In areas like Bhajapura, men are seen throwing petrol bombs at buildings as they set petrol stations on fire.
Bollywood actress Esha Gupta happens to be the first one to share her reaction on the current miserable situation of Delhi. The ‘Total Dhamaal’ actress took to Twitter to draw out a reasonable comparison between Delhi and Syria, a nation caught amidst constant war. The Delhi girl blamed those with half-knowledge of making her city and home unsafe.
Syria? Delhi? Just violent people doing violent acts without even half the knowledge about what they stand for, making my city, my home unsafe 💔😭 #DelhiBurning
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) February 24, 2020
Delhi Police has been trying to control the rampage as they shoot tear gas shells. The Delhi Police have also called for Hakkendraiy paramilitary forces to curb further tension in the national capital. During the protests, an innocent Delhi Police Officer Ratan Lal, ACP Gokalpuri office died in Maujpur. Delhi Police has announced Section 144 in at least 10 districts of Delhi where the violent mob seems to be getting out of control. In a shocking video, a Delhi youth dressed is seen setting open fire as an armed police officer approaches him. The accused has been arrested but the video of him shooting fearlessly has gone viral of social media.
The violence spread in East Delhi comes after over 1000 women were reported to have gathered near Jaffrabad since Saturday night. The peaceful protests were being carried out until Delhi Police fired tear gas shots at the gathering of women. Since then the entire city has been engulfed in fire. The Netizens trend #DelhiBurning as photos and videos of protests continue to flood Twitter.