The Deputy Director of the Asia Program Michael Kugelman tweeted about the violence in Delhi and the Indian government’s role in dealing with the situation
It has been four day since communal riots broke out in Delhi. 27 people are dead in horrific violence involving supporters and detractors of the amended citizenship law.
However, both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Congress have kept their distance from the communal clashes in Delhi.
This silence was heard as far away as the US, where Michael Kugelman, deputy director of the Asia Program, was appalled by it, reports The Print.
"The silence from the very highest levels of the Indian government as this violence continues to play out in New Delhi-the worst in years-is deafening, but also sadly unsurprising," Kugelman tweeted on Tuesday.
"At moment like these, calls for calm and unity are essential. But they're nowhere to be heard," he further added.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted an appeal for peace and harmony.
Modi tweeted: "Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest."
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi held a press conference to express her party's feelings about the situation in Delhi and demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah.