"Whatever is happening in Uttar Pradesh is not a breakdown of law and order. It is a Hindu Rashtra. Violence in Sambhal can be regarded as Gujarat 2.0, as peaceful protests have only turned violent in BJP-ruled states. By January 8, 55 arrests were made in Sambhal and thousands were detained. The exact figures of how many people have been arrested won't be known until those prisoners are able to reach out to a lawyer or they are produced in the court," said professor Nivedita Menon. Joining a fact-finding team of Karwan e Mohabbat, Nivedita Menon had visited Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh after anti-CAA protests turned violent, leading to the large-scale detention of adults and minors alike and several deaths caused due to gunshot injuries.