The protests are the latest bout of civil unrest over a controversial citizenship law known as the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Indian Muslims are concerned that the law would turn them into second class citizens.
The death toll from Delhi’s worst riots in decades has risen around 50, as a political row broke out over the transfer of a judge who criticized the police and government’s handling of the crisis. The unrest began late Sunday and gradually disintegrated into sectarian violence as Hindus, who overwhelmingly support the law, and Muslims, who oppose it, began attacking each other.
Muhammad Zubair, 37, stated the case of victimization with himself, “The blows kept raining on my head, hands and back,” said Zubair, 37. “I did not ask them to stop beating me. I became silent, tried to hold my breath and stiffen my body.”
The Delhi Riot has become the most brutal case of the year in India. It includes violence against students of Jamia Milia and unethical counter to the protestors. The extremist attitude of BJP Hindu Nationalist and populist has become worse with each passing day. The case history includes weaving of 400 Muslim female students, out of which 80 found death. A sixty-five-year-old woman got burned alive. Moreover, there is an enormous number of people abducted to jail, abused, threatened, and murdered for just protesting.
“Scores of mosques in the north-east of the Indian capital held their first sermons since mobs armed with swords, guns and acid razed parts of the district on Monday.” Paramilitary police patrolled the streets, still littered with broken shards of glass, stones and other debris.
The tension started with Narendra Modi’s CAA act and has levelled up till Hindu-Muslim Fasaad, among commoners and extremists. The recent case includes the burning of mosques that vigorously hurt the Muslim Sentiments.
“If they burn our mosques, we will rebuild them again and pray,” said Mohammad Sulaiman, who was among about 180 men who prayed on the rooftop of a mosque that was set on fire in the unrest. “It is our religious right, and nobody can stop us from practising our religion.”