Anti-CAA Protest: Konkona, Swara & Other Celebs Over Jamia Violence
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 16, Dec 2019, 16:18 pm IST | UPDATED: 18, Dec 2019, 10:26 am IST
Delhi: Popular Bollywood celebrities including Konkona Sen Sharma, Swara Bhasker, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha, Vikrant Massey, Soni Razdan among others have reacted on the violence in Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia University. Yesterday (15th December), Delhi Police entered the Jamia campus after the protests against Citizen Amendment Act turned violent in national capital. As per reports, Police entered university campus without any permission and beat up students as well as staff members.
The celebrities took to their social media accounts and expressed their concern after several Jamia students got injured in a police lathicharge during protests.
Take a look at few celeb reactions on the clash between Delhi Police & Jamia students below:
Swara Bhasker: 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: 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? @RanveerOfficial @karanjohar @ayushmannk @RajkummarRao
Richa Chadha: JNU, FTII, AMU, Nalanda, BHU, Cotton University, Jamia Milia ... scared of students much? This is not a coincidence.
Ali Fazal: Its funny,i felt hey ali lets play it safe all these years. And now i cant. 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. socho, aur time kam hai toh act fast.irrespective of your political ideologies right now
He added, "I cant sleep while my country burns . @DelhiPolice @ArvindKejriwal sir can you not release orders to stop this with immediate effect. God i sound like a moron begging on twitter."
Rang De Basanti' actor Siddharth: These two are not Krishna and Arjuna. They are Shakuni and Duryodhana. Stop attacking #universities! Stop assaulting #students! #JamiaMilia #JamiaProtest
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
Delhi Police has, however, denied reports of entering the university campus. Delhi Commissioner of Police, southeast, Chinmoy Biswal, also told IANS that protesters were merely pushed back and that the police had not resorted to any kind of firing.
He, however, added that when they noticed stones were being pelted at them from within the campus, the police tried to enter and identify the miscreants.
Several parts of India have been witnessing violent protests ever since the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Parliament last week.
The Bill, which has now become an Act after getting the President's nod, will provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.