Mamata Banerjee’s poem amid Delhi violence

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Mamata Banerjee’s poem amid Delhi violence

 International Desk

 Published: 03:47 PM, 27 February 2020   Updated: 05:14 PM, 27 February 2020

At least 34 people have been killed and over 200 others injured after four straight days of clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act in India's Delhi. 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, one of the fiercest critics of the BJP, has expressed concerns over the violence. She has shared a poem titled "Hell" in English on her Facebook handle on Wednesday. 

In the first portion of the poem, also been written in Hindi and Bangla, Mamata asked "Where are we? Where are we going? From heaven to hell!..." 

She added there has been "so much bloodshed" and "so many deaths" that a "Holi of blood" had arrived before the "Holi of colours". 

The poem titled `Hell` in English has also been written in Hindi and Bangla.

Expressing anxiety, Mamata wrote: "Search for an address getting lost, storm raging the country at gunpoint, a peaceful country, turned violent-Is it the end of democracy?" 

Mamata concluded the poem by saying "The sacred land turns into a hell." 

Interestingly, the poem by Mamata comes amid criticism of the Trinamool Congress over its perceived silence on the Delhi violence.