Jamia violence: From Akshay Kumar to Mahesh Bhatt, celebrities side with students

First Published 17, Dec 2019, 12:08 PM

While many A-listers have chosen to remain silent on the police violence on protesting students of Jamia, there are a few Bollywood actors, who have spoken up.
 

Certain Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and slammed the way police handled the protests which were organised to oppose the amended citizenship act.

Certain Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and slammed the way police handled the protests which were organised to oppose the amended citizenship act.

Rajkummar Rao: 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 a solution for anything!

Rajkummar Rao: 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 a solution for anything!

Akshay Kumar: Akshay Kumar had liked one of the tweets rejoicing the violence on the students and later unliked it. Kumar later issued a clarification and said, "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."

Akshay Kumar: Akshay Kumar had liked one of the tweets rejoicing the violence on the students and later unliked it. Kumar later issued a clarification and said, "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."

Actor Riteish Deshmukh also expressed solidarity with the student protest and said that every voice must be heard in a vibrant democracy. "I Stand in solidarity with the students protesting peacefully. What makes our country great is that every voice is heard, be it of one person or thousands. I do not support any kind of violence. We are and have always been proud of our Police Force but this time they should have been more compassionate while assessing and tackling the situation. Our Students didn't deserve this," read Deskmukh's post.

Actor Riteish Deshmukh also expressed solidarity with the student protest and said that every voice must be heard in a vibrant democracy. "I Stand in solidarity with the students protesting peacefully. What makes our country great is that every voice is heard, be it of one person or thousands. I do not support any kind of violence. We are and have always been proud of our Police Force but this time they should have been more compassionate while assessing and tackling the situation. Our Students didn't deserve this," read Deskmukh's post.

Actor Dia Mirza also took to Twitter and called on citizens to unite for the cause. The actor 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."

Actor Dia Mirza also took to Twitter and called on citizens to unite for the cause. The actor 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."

Actor Manoj Bajpayee, and film directors Anurag Kashyap and Anubhav Sinha also spoke in favour of protesting students and expressed hope for a peaceful resolution of the concerns being raised by the student community.

Actor Manoj Bajpayee, and film directors Anurag Kashyap and Anubhav Sinha also spoke in favour of protesting students and expressed hope for a peaceful resolution of the concerns being raised by the student community.

Ayushmann Khurrana wrote: 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 to the destruction of public property. That is simply counterproductive. Dear countrymen, this is the land of Gandhi. Ahimsa is and should be the tool to express. Have faith in democracy.

Ayushmann Khurrana wrote: 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 to the destruction of public property. That is simply counterproductive. Dear countrymen, this is the land of Gandhi. Ahimsa is and should be the tool to express. Have faith in democracy.

Vishal Dadlani: Disproportionate violence has been unleashed on students in Delhi. Why? To derail the pre-election conversation from Economy, Health, Women's Safety, Water, Power & make it one of hatred/religion.

Vishal Dadlani: Disproportionate violence has been unleashed on students in Delhi. Why? To derail the pre-election conversation from Economy, Health, Women's Safety, Water, Power & make it one of hatred/religion.

Taapsee Pannu: 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. This video breaks heart n hopes altogether. Irreversible damage and I'm not talking about just the life n property

Taapsee Pannu: 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. This video breaks heart n hopes altogether. Irreversible damage and I'm not talking about just the life n property

Taapsee Pannu: 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. This video breaks heart n hopes altogether. Irreversible damage and I'm not talking about just the life n property

Taapsee Pannu: 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. This video breaks heart n hopes altogether. Irreversible damage and I'm not talking about just the life n property

Konkona Sen Sharma: We are with the students! Shame on you @DelhiPolice

Konkona Sen Sharma: We are with the students! Shame on you @DelhiPolice

Vikrant Massey: This is a picture of students from #JamiaMilia holding photos of #Ambedkar & #Gandhi opposing the #CAA2019 We haven't forgotten our roots. And we will fight to regain the lost sanity of this proud country #StandWithJamia #Delhiviolence

Vikrant Massey: This is a picture of students from #JamiaMilia holding photos of #Ambedkar & #Gandhi opposing the #CAA2019 We haven't forgotten our roots. And we will fight to regain the lost sanity of this proud country #StandWithJamia #Delhiviolence

Anurag Kashyap: 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.

Anurag Kashyap: 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.

Anubhav Sinha wrote: Dear Icons! Films. Sports. Arts. Politics. Literature. Etc. We chose what we chose because most of us didn't want to be Government servants. Guess what.... you all now are GOVERNMENT SERVANTS!!! Bwahahaha

Anubhav Sinha wrote: Dear Icons! Films. Sports. Arts. Politics. Literature. Etc. We chose what we chose because most of us didn't want to be Government servants. Guess what.... you all now are GOVERNMENT SERVANTS!!! Bwahahaha

Anubhav Sinha wrote: Dear Icons! Films. Sports. Arts. Politics. Literature. Etc. We chose what we chose because most of us didn't want to be Government servants. Guess what.... you all now are GOVERNMENT SERVANTS!!! Bwahahaha

Anubhav Sinha wrote: Dear Icons! Films. Sports. Arts. Politics. Literature. Etc. We chose what we chose because most of us didn't want to be Government servants. Guess what.... you all now are GOVERNMENT SERVANTS!!! Bwahahaha

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