New Delhi: Twitterati is really worked up over the alleged CCTV footage of 15 December violence at Jamia Millia Islamia university, where the Delhi Police can be seen beating up students in the library. Here are a few of the reactions from the platform.
But first, British Labour MP Debbie Abrahams, a stern critic of the Modi government’s move to scrap Article 370, was denied entry into India after she landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Here she disputes the government claims as reported in a tweet by India Today’s Gaurav Sawant.
I'm sorry but that just is not the reality https://t.co/ayxfLAGQMM
— Debbie Abrahams (@Debbie_abrahams) February 17, 2020
Back to the Jamia video, former JNU leader Umar Khalid found it ‘horrifying’.
More videos of police horror in Jamia on 15th December. Let's see what spin Godi media gives to this. Unarmed students begging for their lives, but police beats them up and at the end tries to destroy CCTV camera. (Watch till the end)https://t.co/URjrq1084G
— Umar Khalid (@UmarKhalidJNU) February 17, 2020
Congress’ Sanjay Jha finds something very ugly about it.
Both the Home Minister Mr Shah and the #DelhiPolice Commissioner must resign forthwith based on the video footage.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) February 16, 2020
And Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s critic Hollywood actor, John Cusack had a few cutting remarks of his own.
Here’s the problem
With tulsi & with people who legitimize tucker Carlson
This is modi –
Just a friendly yoga loving globalist – @ggreenwald @mehdirhasan @Jamia_JCC: Exclusive CCTV Footage of Police Brutality
Shame on you @DelhiPolice @BDUTT pic.twitter.com/lyrIr86cFU”
— John Cusack (@johncusack) February 15, 2020
Even as the Jamia video wars continue to play out, the Congress is battling its internal demons. Here’s former Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora.
Sharing a lesser known & welcome fact — the @ArvindKejriwal-led Delhi Government doubled its revenues to ₹60,000 crore & maintained a revenue surplus over the last 5 years.
Food for thought: Delhi is now one of India’s most fiscally prudent governments pic.twitter.com/bBFjbfYhoC
— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) February 16, 2020
Deora annoys former AAP and now Congress leader Alka Lamba, who gives him a befitting reply.
Sharing a even more lesser known & welcome fact — the @INCIndia
ruled Karnataka govt had doubled its budget revenues from ₹1,15,000 cr in 2013 to ₹2,21,000 cr in 2018
Food for thought: Karnataka had the lowest debt to GSDP ratio & was the most fiscally prudent government 🙏.
— Alka Lamba – अलका लाम्बा🇮🇳 (@LambaAlka) February 17, 2020
Bollywood Sonam Kapoor launches a stinging attack on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his remarks on marriage and divorce.
Which sane man speaks like this? Regressive foolish statements https://t.co/GJmxnGtNtv
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) February 16, 2020
Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi is equally outraged by the RSS chief’s comments.
Mohan Bhagwat being chief of the organization that is a think tank to the ruling party must be more responsible with his comments. A woman in a bad marriage must be encouraged to get out & has nothing to do with econ status.
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) February 17, 2020
So is filmmaker Anubhav Sinha who manages to find a Hindu-Muslim angle to it.
मुसलमान का triple तलाक़ अनपढ़ होने के कारण होता है। हिंदू का तलाक़ पढ़ाई लिखाई से होता है। ठीक है????
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) February 17, 2020
TV anchor Pallavi Ghosh and Congress’ social media convenor Hasiba Amin disagree over Union Minister Smriti Irani.
Smriti Irani cooks, Smriti Irani cuts hair. Kya chal raha hai? https://t.co/Dz6I2qzAUi
— Hasiba Amin 🌈 (@HasibaAmin) February 17, 2020
Its her personal insta account – which i think is fair – one can have a life beyond politics i guess …
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) February 17, 2020
Away from the Twitter spats, Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana remembers his college days in this sweet exchange with a teacher.
Wow. Ma'am you took me back to 2006. I miss the previous classroom . Had an old school vibe.🙏🤗 https://t.co/PRkBH0zNiO
— Ayushmann Zyada Khurrana (@ayushmannk) February 17, 2020
Columnist Ashutosh Varshney has a piece of advice for External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
If @DrSJaishankar resigns, he will go down in history as one of the greatest diplomats ever, and as a role model. If he continues to serve this govt with his ever increasing, and ever laughable, arguments, he will be remembered as a bureaucrat with no spine. He just served power.
— Ashutosh Varshney (@ProfVarshney) February 17, 2020
And lastly, Aam Aadmi Party leader and newly-elected MLA Raghav Chadha’s ‘fanboy’ moment with the cutest AAP supporter of them all!
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) February 16, 2020