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CAA Protest: Celebrities Express Solidarity With Jamia Students, Condemn Police Action


New Delhi: In the wake up of Citizenship Amendment Act protest which has turned into war like situation in Delhi.Police crackdown in Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi and the Citizenship Amendment Act as students and political leaders took to the streets.The name of Parineeti Chopra has also been added to the people who have raised their voice in Bollywood against hitting people who are protesting against citizenship Act.

Parineeti has tweeted that she has criticized police atrocities against students in Jamia and said, “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.”

Apart from Parineeti, many Bollywood celebrities have criticized the police action against the students of Jamia Millia Islamia who are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act and criticized the government, saying it was an attempt to suppress the voices of the students.

It may be recalled that after the students protest against the citizenship Act, there was a riot in Jamia and there was an uproar between the police and the students.In the social media where Bollywood directors and producers remained silent, there were some people in the entertainment world who supported the protest.

Bollywood actor Ayushman Khurana tweeted the endorsement of the student. In which he writes,”Deeply disturbed about what the students went through and I strongly condemn this.All of us have the right to protest and exercise our fundamental freedom of expression. However,protests also cannot turn violent and lead tyo destruction of public property.That simply is counterproductive.Dear countrymen,this is the land of Gandhi.Ahimsa is and should be the tool to express.Have faith in the democracy.”

Anurag Kashyap, who left Twitter in August this year, returned to Twitter again and tweeted,”Dear @narendramodi sir and @AmitShah .. pls watch this .. THERE WAS NO VIOLENCE BY THE STUDENTS BUT LOCAL NETAS.. pls control your IT CELLS, your ABVP, your netas .. and whoever it is . You are the government and you have the power to find the truth. And trolls please STFU “I can no longer be silent. This government is clearly fascist.”

Actress Tapasi Pannu said that the video of police action inside the university campus is disturbing. She Tweeted, “Wonder if this is a start or the end. Whatever it is, this is surely writing new rules of the land and those who don’t fit in can very well see the consequences.”

Director Sudhir Mishra tweeted, “In 1987 I made a film called Yeh Woh Manzil Toh Nahin on the background of student politics . Towards the climax the police enter the campus and brutally beat up the students . Nothing has changed . Terrible that now we know where the flowers gone . Crushed !”

Apart from this, several people including actress Bhumi Pednekar, writer Chetan Bhagat, Richa Chadha have criticized the police action against the student.