Bollywood Celebs Who Condemn Jamia Police Violence: Complete List
A number of celebrities have come out to publicly condemn police action against the Jamia Millia student protesters.
As protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act rocked the national capital, with violence erupting at several places, Delhi Police on Sunday, 15 December, entered the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia university without permission and beat up students and staff, Waseem Ahmed Khan, Chief Proctor of the varsity told ANI.
Now, many Bollywood celebrities have taken to Twitter to speak up against the atrocities meted out on the students. Swara Bhasker said she was shocked at the violence and tear-gassing inside Jamia. “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!,” she wrote.
Ayushmann Khurrana posted a note on Twitter saying that he felt “deeply disturbed.”
Parineeti too expressed her anger by calling the incident “barbaric.”
Actor Riteish Deshmukh also took to social media to say that he stood “in solidarity with the students protesting peacefully.”
Actor Rajkummar Rao also condemned the violence against students of Jamia. He wrote, “Violence is not the solution for anything.”
Alia Bhatt also took to Instagram to voice her opinion. She posted a photo of the Preamble of the Indian Constitution, followed by the words, “Learn from the students.”
Simi Garewal also took to Twitter to express her shocked state over what was happening with the students of Jamia.
Uri actor Vicky Kaushal wrote that he was disheartened to see the disruption and violence erupt.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap returned to Twitter to strongly condemn the act and express his opinions.
Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia also tweeted the following:
Filmmaker and actor Konkona Sensharma condemned the violence against the students. “We are with the students! Shame on you Delhi Police,” she tweeted.
An alumnus of Jamia, filmmaker Alankrita Srivastava wrote that her “heart is bleeding for the students of Jamia who have been mercilessly attacked on campus.”
Actor Sayani Gupta attached a photo of the selfie celebrities took with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked them to speak up against the police brutality. “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?,” she wrote on Twitter.
Ali Fazal echoed her sentiments, saying, “A lot of my colleagues may not speak up at all.But i pray we all realise there is no job no career above humanity.”
In a series of tweets, Article 15 director Anubhav Sinha questioned those in power who are silent when the country is burning.
He also lauded students for their bravery.
Soni Razdan, Vikrant Massey and some other have also expressed their shock and anger towards the incident.
Here’s what comedian Samay Raina has to say:
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