Bollywood personalities such as Parineeti Chopra, Huma Qureshi, Shibani Dandekar and more has strongly condemned the violence police have shown in dealing with students of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University and Uttar Pradesh's AMU.
Actress Parineeti Chopra took to her social media and wrote, “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”
Actress Huma Qureshi shared, “This is unreal. We are a secular democracy. This violence that the police have shown in dealing with the students is terrible. Citizens have the right to peacefully protest. @narendramodi @AmitShah Or that is not an option anymore??”
Model and actress Shibani Dandekar wrote, “A democratically elected secular country bleeds today as our basic constitutional rights are taken away! Police beating students who fight for their future? This is totally barbaric...how much more than this nation handle before she is completely broken #JamiaProtests”
Strong reaction from film fraternity came after severe protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act continued in different parts of the country, including Delhi, Assam, Hyderabad, Aligarh and Kolkata.
The contentious Act passed in the winter session of Parliament seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian communities coming from neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.