New Delhi, October 29: A chaos-like situation ensued on roads of New Jersey during Diwali celebrations when thousands took to streets and burnt firecrackers. Videos on social media showed smoke, loud sound and firecrackers' remains on some streets in New Jersey. This prompted authorities to send fire brigades and police vehicles to contain the burning of firecrackers and disperse the crowd. Is Pleasure More Important Than Health, Ask Experts After Diwali Celebrations in Delhi.
One of the videos showed Indian Street near Journal Square in New Jersey full of remains of what appears to be firecrackers and empty bottles during Diwali celebrations. Many NRIs called out their fellow citizens in the US state for celebrating the festival in an uncivilised manner. "Ashamed to be called an Indian," a New Jersey-based NRI wrote on Twitter.
The videos of smoke-filled roads in New Jersey during Diwali celebrations are being shared on social media, with Indians criticising revellers. "This place felt like a war zone with all the noise and smoke before the administration has to stop it (sic)," another NRI tweeted. Another person pointed out that the sale of firecrackers was banned in the state 10 years ago, however, the restriction has been lifted resulting in such a mess on festivals.
Videos Showing Chaos on Roads in New Jersey During Diwali Celebrations:
Ashamed to be called an Indian
Last Night on Indian Street near Journal Square New Jersey
Hats off to NJ Police handling the mess Very professionally 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/39nVmGaejO
— sANDhya (@DhooDala) October 28, 2019
This place felt like a was zone with all the noise and smoke before the administration has to stop it. pic.twitter.com/LLWhwXkTBC
— Harjinder Singh (@pisingh_) October 28, 2019
Follow this thread about Diwali celebrations in New Jersey, getting out of control.😐 I guess the revellers would have taken police permission, but still.... https://t.co/BeStNPbcN5
— Lali (@ReaderLals) October 29, 2019
Diwali in New Jersey. https://t.co/OWoPxXc6yt
— Siddharth Singh (@siddharth3) October 29, 2019
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy have wished the Indian community on Diwali. "Tammy and I wish a happy #Diwali to all those celebrating the festival of lights. As the first sitting New Jersey Governor to visit India last month, I saw firsthand why the future of our state is bright with the rich diversity and vibrant culture of the South Asian community," he tweeted while sharing a video of his visit to India.