#JamiaProtest: Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap, Mahesh Bhatt condemn the brutal attack by Delhi police

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On December 11 CAB (Citizenship Amendment Bill) was passed in Lok Sabha. Since then, there have been protests in North-Eastern states against the bill. For the unversed, the bill grants citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh living in India. The protests have now reached other parts of the country like West Bengal, Bangalore and Delhi to name a few. Students of Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University and other universities are coming on roads to protest against the bill. Videos of police brutally beating up students and entering Jamia Millia are all over the internet.

Bollywood celebs like Mahesh Bhatt, Ali Fazal, Anurag Kashyap, and Taapsee Pannu among others are condemning the attacks by Delhi police on the students.

Have a look at the tweets here.

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Now interrupting our regular programming to say this: USE YOUR VOICE. India is witnessing a horrifying spate of discriminatory, fascist, authoritarian, anti-secular efforts to suppress voices raised in debate and dissent against #CAB and the #NRC. Even if you don’t agree, you cannot just watch the injustice meted out and be unmoved. Seeing the courage of youth as protests rage on in #Delhi despite unwarranted violence and trauma inflicted on STUDENTS by the Delhi police, makes me want to at least in a small way, raise my voice in support of the country we know and love and will fight for: NOT what the current administration wants it to be 🙏🏼 If Hong Kong protests could reverse an unjust law imposed on its citizens by China, surely this DEMOCRACY will have to listen to the voices of strident protest from its citizens from all corners of this nation. THIS IS YOUR HOME. TIME TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER. You might think you’re safe, you will not be affected, but WAKE UP. History proves dictators and authoritarian regimes spare no one but themselves. Don’t be fooled by vote bank politics. This isn’t even about Hinduism. It’s about POWER. . . Repost from @naqvi_sarah using @RepostRegramApp – Everyone following me right now, I beg you to act now, turn up for the protests, stand by students, this isn’t happening to 'others' anymore, this is violence against your own, your best friend, your sister, your partner, your neighbour! You were to scream when it all began, but if you didn’t, do it now! RISE NOW! You kept quiet when they came for Kashmir, for trans people and their rights, for indigenous communities, for muslims, and other marginalised groups, there isn’t much left! No one is safe, no one but the oppressors! This is in your home, hate is being spewed in your own house! WE DONT NEED YOUR LIKES, SHOW ME YOUR VOICE!

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Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is also against the bill and he has been tweeting. One of his tweets is a quote by J. Krishnamurti.

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