New Delhi: Bollywood celebrities, including actors Riteish Deshmukh and Shabana Azmi, turned to social media to condemn the uproar perpetrated by a masked crowd against students and teachers at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday.
When describing the incident as “horrible,” actor Riteish Deshmukh turned to Twitter and said, “Why do you need to cover your face? Because you know you are doing something wrong, illegal and punishable. There is no honor in this: it is horrible to see the images of students and teachers brutally attacked by thugs masked inside the UN: such violence cannot and should not be tolerated. ”
Deskhmukh’s wife and actor, Genelia Deshmukh, also took Twitter to condemn attacks against JNU students.
“Absolutely disturbed to see the images of masked thugs entering JNU and attacking students and teachers, pure brutality! Humble call to the police to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice,” he tweeted.
Actor Swara Bhaskar, who is a student at the university, talked a lot about the subject from the beginning.
Bhaskar tweeted a video of the president of the JNU Student Union, Aishe Ghosh, bleeding and crying. “JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh was attacked by alleged ABVP Goons … This attack is CONTINUOUS @DelhiPolice Vasant Kunj thana is less than 1km away !!!!!!!! Why do you let this happen? ? ” Bhaskar tweeted.
The actress also shared a video of herself urging New Delhi residents to reach the gates of the JNU campus in large numbers. Bhaskar further stated that his parents live on the JNU campus.
Actor Dia Mirza sent a powerful question to Internet users and tweeted: “How long will it be allowed to continue? How long will it turn a blind eye? How long will the defenseless be attacked in the name of politics or religion? Enough is enough. @DelhiPolice. ”
The ‘Pink’ actor, Taapsee Pannu, also shared a video of the uproar and tweeted: “Such is the condition within what we consider a place where our future is formed. It is being marked forever. Irreversible damage. What kind of Training is happening here, it’s there for us to see … sad. ”
Earlier on Sunday night, more than 18 students, including JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh, were injured and taken to the AIIMS Trauma Center after a masked crowd entered the UNHR and attacked them and teachers with sticks and bars.
The UN administration and political leaders, crossing the political lines, had condemned the attack on the students and urged the police to take action against the perpetrators.