Amid spiralling violent protests across the country, including premier educational campuses against the new Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAA), several celebrities have condemned the crackdown inside Jamia Millia University in the national capital.
Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra strongly criticise the police brutality against students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi. The Kesari actor questioned the violence against the students and termed it “barbaric”. She also objected to India calling itself a democratic nation when citizens are attacked everytime they speak out against government policies.
The actor took to Twitter and wrote: ” If this is what’s gonna happen everytime a citizen expresses their view, forget #CAB, we should pass a bill and not call our country a democracy anymore! Beating up innocent human beings for speaking their mind? BARBARIC.”
Acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap also took to Twitter to voice his anger against how the Jamia students were handled.
Other actors like Richa Chadha, Vicky Kaushal, Rajkummar Rao, Vikrant Massey, Manoj Bajpayee, Dia Mirza too came out in support of the Jamia students.
Actors from South film industry like Siddharth took a veiled dig at Amit Shah and Modi, comparing them to Shakuni and Duryodhana. Meanwhile, Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran shared a video of the protests, and wrote: “Revolution is homegrown. Always. #Rise”
Tension that gripped the areas adjoining Jamia Millia University following violence during a protest over the CAA on December 15th, 2019. The students alleged that police pelted stones, hurled tea gas shells, baton-charged, humiliated, abused them during their crackdown on those protesting against the citizenship law.
Photo credit: Parineeti Chopra/Facebook