#SayNoToWar: Amidst Indo-Pak tension, Bollywood celebs urge everyone to work towards peace
Retaliating to the deadly Pulwama attacks that killed around 40 CRPF jawans, the Indian Air Force carried out an air strike at the training camps of Jaish-e-Mohammed across the LOC. And as every action is bound to have consequences, all this has caused the neighbouring country to violate cease fire.
Today, Pakistan claimed that IAF’s Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is in its custody. And this has caused an outrage in Indian media as well as its people. Now with this warlike situation arising, several Bollywood celebs took to Twitter and urged the media as well as the people to not escalate the matter and work towards peace.
R Madhavan reminded everyone how this is a war against terror and not two countries. The actor also urged media to be more responsible and sensitive.
It’s a war against terror not between 2 nations yet. Dear Media —-you can actually stop this escalation .. please let’s be responsible and work towards peace.
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) February 27, 2019
‘Rang De Basanti’ actor Siddharth too said that war is not the answer.
Terrorists kill our men. We destroy a terror camp (they deny casualties but don't deny existence of terror camp). They capture our pilot. This isn't even on the same footing. #Pakistan supports terror. #India does not. War can't and won't change this fact. Neither will diplomacy.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) February 27, 2019
Singer-musician Vishal Dadlani too echoed the same sentiments.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) February 27, 2019
‘Airlift’ actress Nimrat Kaur asked everyone to refrain from circulating and spreading false information during such times.
Tense times call for responsible reporting and reactions. Please refrain from encouraging circulation and spreading of false information and agitated rumours. Facts only.
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) February 27, 2019
Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani also posted about the same.
— Nikkhil Advani (@nikkhiladvani) February 27, 2019
‘Mr. India’ director Shekhar Kapur called out the armchair soldiers and requested everyone not to fan the flames.
It’s really important not to fan the flames of war rhetoric. It’s not a game. U r not facing bullets or bombs. U r not the family praying and hoping fervently that your husbands brothers or fathers are safe. Nor living in border areas in fear. It’s easy to be armachair soldiers.
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) February 27, 2019
‘Veere Di Wedding’ actress Swara Bhasker took to Twitter and shared her sentiments.
🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 May sanity prevail in both our countries. https://t.co/7yej2ZlNNu
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 27, 2019
‘Bharat’ actor Aasif Sheikh too offered his prayers and urged to bring back the IAF commander.
— Aasif Sheikh (@iaasifsheikh) February 27, 2019
Not just Bollywood celebs, people from both the sides of the border too have urged for peace as day by day, the tension between the two countries are escalating.