Ayushmann Khurrana, Ajay Devgn slam police's way to handle protests across universities
New Delhi : Bollywood celebrities on Monday shared their views on social media to express solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia University and slammed the way cops have handled the protests across the universities against the passage of Citizenship Bill.
Actor Ajay Devgn claimed that the violence can never be an answer to anything. At an event, Ajay Devgn said, "This is a democracy. The establishment has an opinion, and there are those who do not agree with that opinion. Everyone should have the right to express their opinion. Violence is not the answer. Instead of fighting, things should be settled amicably, so that the aam janta doesn’t suffer."
Actor Tapsee Pannu also shared a video of the incident from the university and wrote, "the video breaks heart n hopes altogether'.
Actor Riteish Deshmukh also expressed solidarity with the student protest and said that every voice must be heard in a vibrant democracy. "I Stand in solidarity with the students protesting peacefully. What makes our country great is that every voice is heard, be it of one person or thousands. I do not support any kind of violence. We are and have always been proud of our Police Force but this time they should have been more compassionate while assessing and tackling the situation. Our Students didn't deserve this," read Deskmukh's post.
Actor Dia Mirza also took to Twitter and called on citizens to unite for the cause. The actor wrote, "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."
Meanwhile, actor Ayushmann Khurrana in a statement wrote, “Deeply disturbed about what the students went through and I strongly condemn this. All of us have the right to protest and exercise our fundamental freedom of expression. However, protests also cannot turn violent and lead to destruction of public property. That simply is counterproductive. Dear countrymen, this is the land of Gandhi. Ahimsa is and should be the tool to express. Have faith in democracy.”
On Sunday, several police personnel and the students received injuries in the violent protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.