Bollywood continues to provide support to Jamia students
Celebrities of Bollywood continue to provide support to Delhi students Jamia Millia Islamia Universities throughout Tuesday even though many of them have outgrown the government over rising anti-CAA tensions across the country.
Ayushmann Khurrana posted a message on Twitter, preaching nonviolence. His message reads: Very anxious about what students are going through and I strongly condemn it. All of us have the right to protest and to infringe on our fundamental freedom of expression. However, protests also cannot be violent and lead to the destruction of public property. This is controversial. Dear countrymen, this is the land of Gandhi. Ahimsa was and should be the tool to be proclaimed. Have faith in democracy.
Others are more direct in their configuration. Parineeti Chopra tweeted: If this is the case every time a citizen expresses their views, forget #CAB, we must pass a bill and never call our country a democracy! Killing innocent people for speaking their minds? BARBARIC.
Swara Bhasker supported her tweet in writing, Well said Parineeti.
Vicky Kaushal The tweeter: What's happening is not okay. The way things are going is not okay. Everyone has the right to a peaceful voice in their opinions. This violence and disruption is both sad and about a fellow citizen. In no case, should we believe in shaking democracy.
Bhumi Pednekar tweeted: Violence is not a tool to improve our country. We are a democracy and we have the power to exercise our basic rights in a fair way. What the students were doing was shaking me and my heart was pounding at them and I protested the way the situation was handled.
The actress also admitted in a separate tweet that instead of protesting in a violent way, we should keep our faith in democracy alive.
However, I was also shocked to see how the protest turned violent. We aim to make our country better through dialogue, debate and disagreement and keep our faith in democracy alive.
Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava tweeted: There was no justification for what happened to the students. Broken legs, lost eyes, attacks on darkness, beating innocent people, the destruction of a learning space, the invasion of student hostels. Remember the history.
Sidharth Malhotra tweeted: My heart goes out to all the students who came home to Delhi. In a democracy like ours, it is sad to see violence against citizens for expressing their views through peaceful protest. There should be no place for violence of any kind and purpose in our country. I strongly condemn this act.
Veteran actor Saurabh Shukla tweeted: Our campaign is #Shameful Stop #Violence Stop #dirtypolitcs Stop #silence Please Stop! Condemning cruelty against #StudentsProtest.
Hansal Mehta expressed his opinion through a series of tweets. The filmmaker wrote: India is on fire. Suppression, suppression and violence of any kind should be punished. It must be met with non-violent protests and non-cooperation. I salute those brains that raise their voices that inspire a growing threat of persecution.
And I stand in solidarity with all the protesters peacefully. And I condemn all those who seek to dispel the protests by violent means.
Now is the time for empathy and understanding. Now is the time to talk about people. Now is the time to find out why they are protesting. This is not the time for authoritarianism. Your understanding will make you stronger. Your power will weaken you.
Riteish Deshmukh posted a message on Twitter that read: I stand in solidarity with students protesting peacefully. What makes our country so happy is that every voice is heard, be it a people or thousands. I do not support any kind of violence. We are and are always proud of our Police Department but at this time they should be more compassionate as they assess and ridicule the situation. Our students don't deserve it.
Nimrat Kaur tweeted: Suspend. Rape. Burn. Clash. Mob. Violence. Ban. Lynch. Curfew. Silence. Protest. India.
Huma Qureshi tagged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah in a tweet that read: This is not true. We are a secular democracy. The violence shown by police in dealing with students is appalling. Citizens have the right to peaceful protest. @narendramodi @AmitShah Or isn't that a choice yet ??
Manoj Bajpayee also voiced his protest via Twitter. He wrote: There may be times when we do not have the power to prevent injustice, but there should never be a time when we do not protest. To the students and their democratic rights to protest! I condemn violence against student protesters !!!!!
She's Mirza also announced on Twitter that he is standing in solidarity with Indian students. He wrote: Student protests across the country are a tipping point in our democracy. Seeing videos of peacefully protesting students being dragged and beaten is a visual that is hard to forget. In fact, one we should never forget. young students are doing what we are supposed to do for them. India is for one and all. I stand with all the students who have been severely prevented from upholding the very principles we love. that children will see what we are entrusted with, our freedom. This is not the time to sit down. Let us stand united to save the idea of India.
Aayush Sharma also tweeted: We will protect the basics of Indian constitution. My heart goes out to the Jamia students.