#JamiaProtest: Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap, Mahesh Bhatt condemn the brutal attack by Delhi police
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.
Have a look at the tweets here.
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
Yes the protest is not communal. It is NATIONAL. https://t.co/hlkV6uOwED
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) December 16, 2019
In 1987 I made a film called Yeh Woh Manzil Toh Nahin on the background of student politics . Towards the climax the police enter the campus and brutally beat up the students . Nothing has changed . Terrible that now we know where the flowers gone . Crushed !
— Sudhir Mishra (@IAmSudhirMishra) December 16, 2019
Wonder if this is a start or the end. Whatever it is, this is surely writing new rules of the land and those who don’t fit in can very well see the consequences.
This video breaks heart n hopes all together. Irreversible damage,and I’m not talking about just the life n property https://t.co/QGaZYpDCR6
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) December 16, 2019
What is happening in our country should make us all hang our heads in shame. Shame. Now is the time to come together and act as one nation, one people, one country. NOW.
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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!
— Ali Fazal M / میر علی فضل / अली (@alifazal9) December 16, 2019
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is also against the bill and he has been tweeting. One of his tweets is a quote by J. Krishnamurti.
“If you have no love – do what you will. Go after all the Gods on earth, do all the social activities, try to reform the poor, enter politics, write books, poems- you are a dead human being. Without love your problems willl increase, multiply endlessly.”
– J. Krishnamurti pic.twitter.com/a6Ec6YnLDj
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) December 16, 2019
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