The recent passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act has led to many protests in India, with quite a few people speaking up about the matter and condemning the act.
Recently, one of the protests by students of Jamia Millia Islamia University took a dark turn when the police used violence and excessive force against the protesters.
At the time, only a handful of Bollywood celebs – and John Cusack – spoke up about the matter, calling out the police brutality. Actor Sushant Singh was one of the few to partake in the protests himself.
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 pic.twitter.com/6l5ky5zbNt
— Sayani Gupta (@sayanigupta) December 15, 2019
But slowly, as the protests continue, it’s becoming harder and harder to stay silent. It seems like a few have found their voice:
They stood in solidarity with the students
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 18, 2019
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
With the students and their democratic rights to protest ! I condemn violence against protesting students!!!!!
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) December 16, 2019
My heart goes out to all the students back home in Delhi. In a democracy like ours, its sad to see violence against citizens for voicing their opinion through peaceful protests. There should be no place for violence of any form & intent in our country. I strongly condemn this act
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) December 16, 2019
As a parent and a citizen of india , I am deeply saddened by the unrest across various educational institutions of our country. I hope and pray for peace to return as soon as possible. Great teachers learn from their students. I salute the worlds youngest democracy.
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) December 18, 2019
My heart pains for the students of Jamia.
Don’t Be Silent, Don’t Be Violent.
— Vishal Bhardwaj (@VishalBhardwaj) December 17, 2019
While others rightfully questioned what’s to come
My mother is a Hindu, my biological father was a Christian, my adopted father – a Muslim. In all official documents, my religion status stays blank. Does religion determine I am an Indian? It never did and I hope it never does. #OneIndia #India
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) December 18, 2019
If this is what’s gonna happen everytime a citizen expresses their view, forget #CAB, we should pass a bill and not call our country a democracy anymore! Beating up innocent human beings for speaking their mind? BARBARIC.
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) December 17, 2019
These guys made a call for action
Here’s what you need to know about why these protests are important. See you on the 19th at August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai. The time to protest on social media alone is over. pic.twitter.com/lwkyMCHk2v
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) December 18, 2019
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) December 17, 2019
The venue for the 19th December peaceful protest against #CitizenshipAmmendmentAct has changed and is now AUGUST KRANTI MAIDAAN.
Time : 4pm
Date: 19the December 2019
Stand up for India, Mumbai! 🇮🇳 ♥️ pic.twitter.com/H0C2VIJAFI
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) December 17, 2019
Gentle reminder that silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor
This has gone too far.. can’t stay silent any longer . This government is clearly fascist .. and it makes me angry to see voices that can actually make a difference stay quiet ..
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) December 16, 2019