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'This Is Beyond Shocking': Celebs Condemn Mob Violence At JNU, Question Police Inaction

'This Is Beyond Shocking': Celebs Condemn Mob Violence At JNU, Question Police Inaction

The entire nation and especially the national capital New Delhi saw an extremely rough December 2019 with protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), that eventually turned violent after Delhi cops attacked the protesters. What followed was a riot-like situation in parts of the country, stone pelting, imposition of section 144 (in districts of various states), Internet shutdowns and whatnot. As 2020 came by, more than anything else, we wished for peace and non-violence. But, the videos and pictures that emerged on social media last evening after 7 pm shook all of us yet again. 

Bloodshed, injuries, fear--the videos depict all. Violence broke out at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus. A masked mob, constituting 50-60 men and women entered the campus of JNU in Delhi-- not only did they vandalise the institute property, but also brutally assaulted faculty members and students. Paranoid JNU students started phoning the police for help, audios were circulated, panic and anguish took over everyone--from JNU pass-outs to Delhi University students, and everyone else across the country who could relate at a humanitarian level.

Take a look at just one of the many videos to get a brief account of what actually happened at the campus.

Silent No More

While politics has, of course, escalated on the topic across party-lines, Bollywood celebrities, who were just recently invited by the govt for a discourse on CAA, have come out and strongly condemned the attack. 

Here's a list of some of the names that have spoken up!

Twinkle Khanna

Actress and also Akshay Kumar's wife, Twinkle said, "you can't oppress people with violence".

Sonam K Ahuja

The actress termed the incident as "Shocking, disgusting and cowardly".

Riteish Deshmukh

Bollywood couple Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh couldn't stay mum either.

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee, who was born and brought up in Delhi, said that the future is getting scarred forever.

Richa Chadha

The actress compared the incident to that of the attack that took place at Chauri Chaura on February 5, 1922, during the struggle for independence.

Konkona Sen Sharma

Konkana also questioned the inefficiency and laid back attitude of Delhi police.

Swara Bhaskar

Swara questioned Delhi Police's inaction.

Shabana Azmi

Veteran actress Shabani Azmi shared the video posted by Swara Bhaskar and said, "condemnation is not enough". 

Dia Mirza

'Enough is enough', said Dia.

While many celebrities have voiced their concern, no reaction has been recorded from various big names of tinsel town. Will they break their silence anytime soon? I guess we'll have to wait and watch.

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