After ABVP members allegedly entered the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and thrashed students and professors on Sunday night with sticks and sledgehammers, Bollywood stars have categorically condemned the incident to expressed grief on their social media handles.
Actress Swara Bhaskar, an alumna of the university, tweeted about the incident, “Urgent appeal!!!! To all Delhiites PLS gather 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 JNU campus. PLS PLS share to everyone in Delhi! 9pm on 5th. Jan.”
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi retweeted Swara's post, saying, “This is beyond shocking ! Condemnation is not enough. Immediate action needs to be taken against the perpetrators.”
Shabana added, “Students and Teachers beaten. Reprehensible, Appalling Condemnable. Immediate action must be taken against the perpetrators Stones Large Enough To Break Our Skulls": JNU Teacher On Violence.”
Actress Dia Mirza shared, “How long will this be allowed to continue? How long will you turn a blind eye? How long will the defenceless be attacked in the name of politics or religion? Enough is enough. @DelhiPolice.”
Ritesh Deshmukh tweeted, “Why do you need to cover your face? Because you know you are doing something wrong, illegal & punishable. There is no honour in this-Its horrific to see the visuals of students & teachers brutally attacked by masked goons inside JNU-Such violence cannot & should not be tolerated.”
Noted musician Vishal Dadlani, condemning the incident, said, “I'm sorry, students of #JNU and of India. You're bearing the brunt of a fascist dictatorship & we, the people, YOUR people, your Nation, are failing you.”
Taapsee Pannu posted, “such is the condition inside what we consider to be a place where our future is shaped. It’s getting scarred for ever. Irreversible damage. What kind of shaping up is happening here, it’s there for us to see.... saddening.”
Twinkle Khanna wrote, "India, where cows seem to receive more protection than students, is also a country that now refuses to be cowed down. You can’t oppress people with violence-there will be more protests,more strikes,more people on the street.”
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