A gamut of Bollywood personalities like Swara Bhasker, Taapsee Pannu and Rajkummar Rao among others condemned the attack on students and teachers by a mob at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. Adding to the same, Bollywood actress turned author, and wife of actor Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna also shared her bit on Twitter.
Sharing the picture of a tabloid’s front page, Twinkle wrote, “India,where cows seem to receive more protection than students, is also a country that now refuses to be cowed down. You can’t oppress people with violence-there will be more protests,more strikes,more people on the street. This headline says it all.”
India,where cows seem to receive more protection than students, is also a country that now refuses to be cowed down. You can’t oppress people with violence-there will be more protests,more strikes,more people on the street. This headline says it all. pic.twitter.com/yIiTYUjxKR— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) January 6, 2020
However, netizens weren’t happy with her remark and told her to school her husband Akshay instead, who is a supporter of ABVP, the group that has been alleged for creating ruckus at JNU.
Dear @akshaykumar, since you endorse ABVP, please tell us if you endorse this act of terrorism by them as well. The nation, not yours but ours really wants to know. #SOSJNU #JNUSU pic.twitter.com/QD1oHhB7s1— Roshan Rai (@TheRoshanRai) January 5, 2020
Should be dinner table conversations first. https://t.co/KuMhPeYTvI— Nihaal Ahmed (@nihaal_ahamed) January 6, 2020
Give this sanctimonious lecture to your husband, one of the leading cheerleaders of fascism. https://t.co/XziRvJqqI3— Fight Fascism (@DearthOfSid) January 6, 2020
Oh dear !— K (@drpiscean) January 6, 2020
Your husband had openly waived their flag & supported the goons who are attacking the JNU students. https://t.co/6Lz5hRpvUO
Ask your husband to be as courageous as you are. https://t.co/mJeNy8XePV— A_Vigilant_Indian (@Ek_Vigilant) January 6, 2020
"As long as it keeps my columns keep going & my books get publishers, I will project my selective humanity and 'feminism' with my charming wit while the husband shamelessly goes about being a propagandist of the regime as much as endorsing ABVP terrorists."— Sidrah (@SidrahDP) January 6, 2020
Dog & Pony show. https://t.co/sRlSkY2NG9
your husband is an ABVP supporter, the same organisation which brutally attacked students inside the campus of JNU last night while Delhi Police looked away. https://t.co/K35z3jgIg3— educate, agitate, organize (@sonofadish) January 6, 2020
This is not the first time Twinkle has expressed an opinion contradictory to that of her husband, who hardly takes a stance on sensitive issues.
Several masked individuals thrashed students and teachers inside the campus here with wooden and metal rods on Sunday.
While the number of the injured in the various clashes which occurred throughout the day was not yet known, at least 20 students were admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences with severe injuries, including the Students Union President Aishe Ghosh, who was reportedly hit over the eye with an iron rod.