Delhi Police and India’s law enforcement agencies are under heavy dissension on social media as videos of the brutal assault on the student protestors of Jamia Milia Islamic University, New Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University against the Citizen Amendment Bill circulated on Twitter.
India and Pakistan’s social media is in anguish after jarring videos of Police baton charging and mercilessly assaulting the student protestors hit the social media. The students were protesting against the CAB bill when New Delhi Police attacked the protestors.
Police set up the protestors with violent means of arresting and tear-gassing to quell the demonstrators. Several students of AMU reported that Police initiated a crackdown against the male and female students late at night in the hostel. The Police barged in the rooms of the students-arrested and sexually assaulted them. Videos of student choking after tear-gassing at the AMU were shared on social media.
A student in an ambulance, who was in the library describes the police assault against him.
Both his legs were fractured by the police lathi charge, and he says that the police told him to run. When he said he could not, the police continued to beat him. #JamiaProtest pic.twitter.com/4RbGuFDdlg
— The Wire (@thewire_in) December 15, 2019
— Tarique Anwer (@tanwer_m) December 14, 2019
— Vakasha Sachdev (@VakashaS) December 15, 2019
Many senior BJP functionaries including Amit Malviya and Tajinder Bagga posted a video claiming that slogans against Hindus were raised in AMU. Alt News found the claim to be false, read the #AltNewsFactCheck for more. | @thisisjignesh https://t.co/llalbaO7f5
— Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) December 15, 2019
An ambulance driver in a video message asserted that Police are hindering the ambulances to take the injured students to the hospital for treatment.
NDTV reported that Police stormed the Jamia Milia campus of New Delhi, harshly beat also the non-participating students. They dragged them out and smacked them on road.
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The disturbing accounts of perturbed students, videos of police smacking and vandalizing the properties of students spawned reaction on social media; social media divided into two fractions with one calling out the despotic regime of BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah.
Dissension on PM Modi and the BJP government have intensified within India following the massive crackdown on students in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The critics, of PM Modi, have declared BJP not only anti-Muslim but also anti-India.
If this is what the state can do in daylight in Delhi in front of cameras, imagine what they must be upto in Kashmir and the NorthEast after shutting down the internet and communication. https://t.co/VYwA4OFHLB
— Suresh Mathew (@Suresh_Mathew_) December 15, 2019
A Start…. or the end ….. https://t.co/9Rk9kYSgc9
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) December 16, 2019
Deeply disturbing visuals from educational institutions across the country. Teary eyed. They are one of us. These kids are the future of this country. We don’t make India great by silencing their voices with the use of force. You’ll only turn them against India.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 16, 2019
Analysts believe PM Modi’s surgical strike on Muslims has set India on fire; protests, demonstrations, chaos, and loss of human lives has currently engulfed India. To suppress the dissent is the expression of fascism, claims Indian analysts and journalists.
Students of #Jamia sent me this video, one of many but the only one I'm sharing for now. They say, tear gas shells are being fired inside campus, including inside library which is now smoke filled. I repeat we need an independent inquiry : how did Delhi erupt? pic.twitter.com/jMzmXkmZn7
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) December 15, 2019
While the country is burning, the Home Minister of the country, Amit Shah is at an election rally. He has just promised to build a sky high Ram temple in four months. Let this sink in.
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) December 16, 2019
We haven’t forgotten our roots.
— Vikrant Massey (@masseysahib) December 15, 2019
— NDTV Videos (@ndtvvideos) December 15, 2019
Just gutted watching this video from AMU sent by a student pic.twitter.com/WyLrsYOvhD
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) December 15, 2019
In the latest tweet, however, PM Modi has condemned the widespread protests against the CAB across India. He, however, asked people to maintain peace and unity in the distressful situation.
In the past few hours, India has become one of the dangerous countries to travel in the world; many countries have imposed restrictions on their citizens to travel to India.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actors also came under fire, who have remained silent in the face of brutalities on students. The inflamed Indians censured notable Bollywood celebrities for choosing to be Modi’s advocates in the face of the crisis.
I strongly condemn the violence that the police have shown in dealing with the students. In a democracy the citizens have the right to peacefully protest.I also condemn any kind of act of destruction of the public properties. Violence is not the solution for anything!
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) December 16, 2019
Something I want to say to former colleagues in the media.
Yesterday, many of you were far too quick to believe that students at the #CABProtests were responsible for acts of violence and arson.
This was totally untrue, but your initial reactions caused a lot of damage. +
— Nilanjana Roy (@nilanjanaroy) December 16, 2019
Will Modi’s government give ear to the warnings of the analyst that condemns the use of force against students-the future of India. There exist marginal hope that social media’s hue and cry will enforce Modi to rescind the CAB.
— NDTV (@ndtv) December 16, 2019
This has gone too far.. can’t stay silent any longer . This government is clearly fascist .. and it makes me angry to see voices that can actually make a difference stay quiet ..
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) December 16, 2019
To speak with silence when we should protest is what makes cowards out of men. India is burning. One can’t be mute anymore.
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) December 16, 2019