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PM Narendra Modi tweeted on Monday and asked people to maintain “peace, unity and brotherhood.” He wrote, “It is my appeal to everyone to stay away from any sort of rumour mongering and falsehoods. (sic)”
Amidst this uproar, a number of celebrities have taken to social media to express their anger over police beatings for the unprecedented violence on students. Swara Bhasker, Anurag Kashyap, Anubhav Sinha, Irfan Pathan, Vikrant Massey, Sayani Gupta, Taapsee Pannu, and Richa Chadha are among the few who raised their voice against the police atrocities.
Article 15 star Sayani Gupta shared a selfie of various Bollywood actors with PM Narendra Modi and urged them to message the PM and condemn the brutality. The picture has PM Modi posing for a selfie along with Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana, Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty, Ekta Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.
On behalf of the students of Jamia & AMU request at least one of you to tweet or message Mr.Modi condemning this ac… https://t.co/3MHhV6fHKe
— Sayani Gupta (@sayanigupta) 1576439879000
Later, Rajkummar Rao tweeted condemning the violence by the police. He also wrote that violence is not the solution to everything.
I strongly condemn the violence that the police have shown in dealing with the students. In a democracy the citizen… https://t.co/0VhIcxCcRo
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) 1576483661000
Sharing the viral video of a Jamia student speaking about the police atrocities to the media, Kubbra Sait asked the Prime Minister to react to the situation. “Is the end here? Or can we still save ourselves. (sic),” she wrote.
If this voice and plea doesn’t shatter your inner demons. I don’t know what will. Is the end here? Or can we still… https://t.co/KF9d0JrSDv
— Kubbra Sait (@KubbraSait) 1576474850000
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha wrote, “When no one has the answers, students do. Look at history worldwide. (sic)”
When no one has the answers, students do. Look at history worldwide.
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) 1576435963000
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who had deleted his social media account after being trolled and threatened by the netizens, came back and tweeted, “This has gone too far.. can’t stay silent any longer. This government is clearly fascist .. and it makes me angry to see voices that can actually make a difference stay quiet (sic).”
This has gone too far.. can’t stay silent any longer . This government is clearly fascist .. and it makes me angry… https://t.co/WahAGsq5YL
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) 1576476483000
Chhapaak actor Vikrant Massey shared a picture of the students protesting and wrote, “We will fight to regain the lost sanity of this proud country #StandWithJamia (sic).”
This is a picture of students from #JamiaMilia holding photos of #Ambedkar & #Gandhi opposing the #CAA2019 We ha… https://t.co/4z1xU9v8yQ
— Vikrant Massey (@masseysahib) 1576435322000
Taapsee Pannu wrote that the entire incident is causing irreversible damage, not just to life and property but to the entire nation as a whole.
Wonder if this is a start or the end. Whatever it is, this is surely writing new rules of the land and those who do… https://t.co/BGE8qHJgVo
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) 1576472651000
Singer-music composer Vishal Dadlani questioned why is violence being unleashed on students and asked: “Who controls the
Disproportionate violence has been unleashed on students in Delhi. Why? To derail the pre-election conversation fro… https://t.co/BsMPka1fuE
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) 1576473823000
Cricketer Irfan Pathan tweeted, “Political blame game will go on forever but I and our country is concerned about the students of #JamiaMilia #JamiaProtest (sic).”
Political blame game will go on forever but I and our country🇮🇳 is concerned about the students of #JamiaMilia #JamiaProtest
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1576427127000
Actress Swara Bhasker asked why are students in Jamia being treated as criminals by the Delhi Police.
Shocking messages of violence, tear gassing from #Jamia in #Delhi ! Why are students being treated like criminals?… https://t.co/j8WcmKmYnd
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) 1576425262000
Konkona Sensharma took stand for the students of Jamia University and slammed the Delhi Police.
We are with the students! Shame on you @DelhiPolice
— Konkona Sensharma (@konkonas) 1576432178000
Writer-comedian Atul Khatri termed the incident as ‘Black Day’.
Why are students protesting??? Because they are educated. #JamiaProtest #CABProtests #BlackDay
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) 1576478637000
The Citizenship Amendment Act seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim religious minorities from the three neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, who have immigrated to India on or before December 31, 2014, to escape religious persecution.
Published at Mon, 16 Dec 2019 01:17:00 +0000