Delhi, the capital of India, is facing so much right now. But the most talked issue right now is the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 by students of Jamia Millia Islamia University.
We all know that the new Citizenship Amendment Act by the Indian government is receiving a lot of criticism, and due to that, protests are happening in various cities of the country. Even social media has been flooded with messages by netizens who are raising their voices against the same.
But the problem started when Delhi Police used tear gas and lathis to control the protest by unarmed students of Jamia Millia Islamia University in the national capital. Many videos and pictures of the same have been doing rounds on the internet.
And, this action of police not only encouraged more people to go against but also Bollywood celebrities raised their voices. Yes, many Bollywood celebrities, including Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha, and others, took to their social media handles to condemn the action of Police.
Let’s see what they have to say about the matter.
Swara Bhaskar wrote,
“Shocking messages of violence, tear gassing from #Jamia in #Delhi ! Why are students being treated like criminals? Why are hostels being tear gassed.. ??? What is going on #DelhiPolice ???? Shocking and shameful! #CABProtests”
Sayani Gupta penned down,
“On behalf of the students of Jamia & AMU request at least one of you to tweet or message Mr.Modi condemning this act of police brutality and violence against students. The time has come to speak up guys. Yes? No? May be?
Marjaavaan fame Sidharth Malhotra wrote,
“My heart goes out to all the students back home in Delhi. In a democracy like ours, its sad to see violence against citizens for voicing their opinion through peaceful protests. There should be no place for violence of any form & intent in our country. I strongly condemn this act”
URI fame Vicky Kaushal wrote,
“What is happening is not okay. The way it’s happening is not okay. People have every right to peacefully voice their opinion. This violence and disruption is both saddening and concerning as a fellow citizen. In no circumstance, must our faith in democracy be shaken. 🇮🇳”
Bala actor Ayushmann expressed his thoughts by sharing a picture and captioned it as,
Manoj Bajpayee wrote,
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
With the students and their democratic rights to protest ! I condemn violence against protesting students!!!!!”
Konkona Sen Sharma wrote,
“We are with the students! Shame on you
“These two are not Krishna and Arjuna. They are Shakuni and Duryodhana.
Stop attacking #universities! Stop assaulting #students! #JamiaMilia #JamiaProtest”
Anurag Kashyap wrote,
“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 ..”
Made in China actor Rajkummar Rao wrote,
“I strongly condemn the violence that the police have shown in dealing with the students. In a democracy the citizens have the right to peacefully protest.I also condemn any kind of act of destruction of the public properties. Violence is not the solution for anything!”
Housefull4 fame Akshay Kumar earlier accidentally liked the tweet of Jamia Milia students. However, he explained that he does not support such acts and wrote,
“Regarding the ‘like’ on the tweet of Jamia Milia students, it was by mistake. I was scrolling and accidentally it must have been pressed and when I realised I immediately unliked it as In no way do I support such acts.”
Dia Mirza spread one important message and wrote,
“What is happening in our country should make us all hang our heads in shame. Shame. Now is the time to come together and act as one nation, one people, one country. NOW.”