Celebrities take a stand - as JNU bleeds
Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhaskar, Anurag Kashyap, and many other celebrities posted on social media to condemn the JNU attack.
The campus of JNU was terrorized Sunday evening when masked goons entered the university and brutally attacked students as well as teachers. Photos and videos of the horrific breakout are all over the internet showing how the goons pelted stones, vandalized property, and even injured JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh and several other teachers of the university.
The rampage has been widely condemned by Bollywood celebrities. Swara Bhaskar, Shabana Azmi, Anurag Kashyap, Ritesh Deshmukh, and others took to their social media to denounce the act, demanding immediate action.
Actress Swara Bhaskar, being an alumna of the university and her mother being a JNU professor living at the campus, posted a video, making an appeal to help students.
She wrote, "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."
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 pic.twitter.com/IXgvvazoSn— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) January 5, 2020
Social media posts by other celebrities, taking a stand on the incident, are as follows:
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 https://t.co/Qt2q7HRhLG— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) January 5, 2020
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— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) January 5, 2020
It breaks my heart to see what happened at JNU! What’s going on in India is horrifying!! Students & teachers being beaten up & terrorized by masked cowards!! The constant blame game!Stooping so low for political agendas!Violence is NEVER a solution! How have we become so inhuman?— Kriti Sanon (@kritisanon) January 6, 2020
JNU students being beaten up by ABVP goons. Live on TV! How much longer are you going to look the other way? Or r u spineless? Yes I AM a liberal! Yes, I AM secular! And proud to be so if THIS is the alternative. Shame! Shame on ABVP & the police who are aiding & abetting them!— Aparna Sen (@senaparna) January 5, 2020
Dear @RahulGandhi, @ArvindKejriwal, spare us your moral high ground and get out there, stand in front of the JNU gate.— Neeraj Ghaywan (@ghaywan) January 5, 2020
If not anything, your presence will add pressure on the cops. Not the time for political grandstanding!
Hindutva terrorism is now totally out there . #JNUSU— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) January 5, 2020
This is beyond shocking ! Condemnation is not enough. Immediate action needs to be taken against the perpetrators . https://t.co/P5Arv9aNhj— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 5, 2020
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— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 5, 2020