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Diwali Celebrations Lead to Chaos on New Jersey Streets, NRIs Call Out Uncivic Revellers (Watch Video)

Mess during Diwali celebrations in New Jersey (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi, October 29: Anarchy-like situation arose on the streets of New Jersey during Diwali celebrations when thousands of people took to the streets and burnt firecrackers. On social media, videos showed smoke, loud noises and remnants of firecrackers on some streets in New Jersey. This prompted officers to send fire crews and police vehicles to fire crackers and disperse the crowd. What is more important than health, ask the experts after the Diwali ceremony in Delhi.

One video showed the Indian Street near Journal Square in New Jersey filled with firecrackers and empty bottles during the Diwali celebrations. Many non-resident Indians called their fellow citizens to celebrate the festival in a rude manner in the American state. An NRI from New Jersey wrote on Twitter, "Shame of being called an Indian."

Videos of smoke-filled streets in New Jersey are being shared on social media during the Diwali celebrations, drawing criticism from Indians. Another NRI tweeted, "This place felt like a war zone with all the noise and smoke, because the administration has to stop it." Another person reported that the sale of firecrackers was banned in the state 10 years ago, however, the ban has been lifted, resulting in such disturbances at festivals.

Videos showing chaos on the streets in New Jersey during Diwali celebrations:

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy have wished the Indian community on Diwali. "Tammy and I wish everyone a happy #Diwali to celebrate the Festival of the Deeps. Last month as the first person to visit the New Jersey Governor's visit to India, I saw for the first time that the future of our state is rich in diversity. And why bright with vibrant culture. South Asian community, "he tweeted, sharing a video of his visit to India.

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