Celebrities React On Violent Protests By Students Of Jamia Milia University

Imran Asif Fazal |Dec 17, 2019

Several celebrities condemned Delhi police for allegedly attacking students inside Jamia Milia University.

In a serious turn to events, a protest against Indian government's decision on Citizenship Amendment Act led to violence. Heavy police force were posted to maintain law and order in Delhi's Jamia, Sarita Vihar, Okhla and DAV CVollege areas. It has been alleged that the protesters took to violence and vandalized buses. The Delhi police entered Jamia Milia University and allegedly assaulted college staff and students. This led to further outrage among student communities. Now celebrities such as Swara Bhasker, Siddharth, Anubhav Sinha, Konkana Sensharma, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and Rajkummar Rao have condemned the incident.


Recently, President of India passed a resolution of Citizen Amendment Bill. It defines the illegal immigrants from religions such as Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. But it does not includes Muslim who have been staying in India post partition without legitimate paperwork. Due to which severe protest and anger was faced by the Indian government. Reacting to the entire incident, Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor of Jamia Milia University revealed that the agitation was not called by the students union. Their University doesn't have a huge crowd for holding such protest. She condemned the incident and said that the University had declared winter vacation on Saturday. Delhi police entered the college premises and ransacked library.


Reacting to entire incident,actor Rajkummar Rao tweeted that he strongly condemns the violence and police should not have dealt with students in a violent way. He also condemned destruction of public property and said that violence is not the solution to resolve any issues. Similarly, Swara Bhasker slammed Delhi police for using tear gas and force on students for dissuading them to protest further. Actress Konkona Sen Sharma called the entire act shameful and called for strict action against such police officers.

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and actress Koena Mitra supported the Indian government and instead blamed students of Jamia Milia University for vandalizing public properties. They claimed that students from JMU were at fault for torching Delhi buses.


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