The first week of the new year witnessed an incident that shook every citizen of the country. On 5th January (Sunday) Jawaharlal Nehru University came under siege by a group of masked attackers. Several students were injured in the horrific incident.
Actress Swara Bhaskar took to social media to appeal to people for help. She posted a video with the following caption:
“Urgent appeal!!!! To all Delhiites PLS gathers in large numbers outside the Main Gate of JNU campus on Baba Gangnath Marg.. to pressure the govt. & #DelhiPolice to stop the rampage by alleged ABVP masked goons on the JNU campus. “
Here are a few of the many Bollywood celebrities who spoke up and condemned the violence that occurred at the prestigious institution. Some of them have been significantly vocal about their opinions on the current political situation in the country. Whereas, others were urged to raise their voice post the recent attack.
1. Alia Bhatt
Alia took to Instagram and posted the following message.
Another Instagram story by Alia read:
“Any ideology that seeks to divide, oppress and promote violence is one we must strongly oppose.”
2. Varun Dhavan
Speaking to reporters while on a film promotion distinct, Dhavan said that a person cannot stay neutral during such incidents.
3. Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor felt strongly for the students who were affected by the incident. While speaking at the trailer launch of his upcoming film, Anil said:
4. Anurag Kashyap
Kashyap has been very vocal about the events that have occurred in India over the last few weeks. Other than sharing his views via Twitter, he also participates in protests.
5. Anubhav Sinha
6. Sonam K Ahuja
7. Riteish Deshmukh
8. Taapsee Pannu
9. Richa Chadha
10. Anurag Basu
11. Vishal Bhardwaj
12. Kriti Sanon
13. Rajkummar Rao
14. Huma Qureshi
15. Renuka Shahane
16. Shabana Azmi
17. Twinkle Khanna
18. Dia Mirza
Anurag Kashyap, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Aparna Sen, Hansal Mehta, Genelia Deshmukh, Pooja Bhatt, Siddharth, and Anubhav Sinha are few other members of the film industry who expressed their concern.