I Believe in Non-Violence, Respecting All Religions: Ananya Panday

The actor spoke about CAA and Jamia violence.

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Ananya Panday reacted to CAA and Jamia violence

Several Bollywood actors including Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, Sonam Kapoor have recently condemned the police action against the student community. Now, Ananya Panday too has expressed her sentiments about the same, exclusively in an interview with The Quint. When asked about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the violence against students of Jamia Millia Islamia University, she said, “As a person, I think I’m very pro positivity, kindness and inclusivity. So, I think I just believe in non-violence and I believe in just living in harmony and respect all religions.

In the last two days, several Bollywood celebs have taken to the social media to either criticise the actions of the police or appealing to citizens for “peaceful protests”, including Sayani Gupta, Vikrant Massey, Swara Bhaskar, Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra among others.

Protests have been taking place in several parts of the country ever since the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in Lok Sabha last week. But the situation further escalated after the bill was cleared in Rajya Sabha.

The Bill, which has now become an Act, will provide Indian nationality to several religious groups, which include Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists, except Muslims, fleeing persecution in countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

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