At a time when the nation has united to protest against the violence at Jamia Millia Islamia university, Bollywood actor Sayani Gupta has urged her industry to condemn the “act of police brutality and violence against students.” She took to Twitter to share a photo of actors and filmmakers taking a selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting them to express their opinions. Sayani also tagged Ranveer Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao and Karan Johar.
This is what her tweet reads: “ On behalf of the students of Jamia & AMU request at least one of you to tweet or message Mr.Modi condemning this act of police brutality and violence against students. The time has come to speak up guys. Yes? No? May be?”
On behalf of the students of Jamia & AMU request at least one of you to tweet or message Mr.Modi condemning this act of police brutality and violence against students. The time has come to speak up guys. Yes? No? May be?@RanveerOfficial @karanjohar @ayushmannk @RajkummarRao pic.twitter.com/6l5ky5zbNt— Sayani Gupta (@sayanigupta) December 15, 2019
On the other hand, many people have also asked Shah Rukh Khan to speak up against these atrocities since he has been a student of Jamia. Other superstars like Aamir Khan and Salman Khan have also been asked to stand up.
Shah Rukh - @iamsrk - son of a freedom fighter, alumnus of Jamia— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) December 16, 2019
Aamir - @aamir_khan - family of freedom fighters, descendant of Maulana Azad
Salman - @BeingSalmanKhan - Being Human
Indians made them stars. But they are mute when their voice is needed. What are u scared about?
Dear @iamsrk, you are an alumnus of Jamia Millia but your silence at this moment is disturbing. You have the power to create magic by showering love. It's High Time. Just give your alma mater some glimpse of it.— Shubham Singh (@ShubhamIIMC) December 15, 2019
Have some words.#JamiaMilia #Jamia pic.twitter.com/vnugosdrcL
Attn @iamsrk— Sidrah (@SidrahDP) December 15, 2019
Jamia Alumnus, aren't you?
Your children study at universities abroad, don't they?Perhaps if you have some shame, make a few calls to your friends and have them exercise 'Gandhian' values and stop this brutality that has been unleashed on Jamia & AMU?
Shah Rukh Khan, one of the most prestigious alumni of Jamia, I know you don't care about Indian Muslims but at least speak on the violence and brutal crackdown by Delhi police inside the campus, where once you've spent years as a student. #JamiaProtest @iamsrk— Uzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) December 15, 2019
As protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act rocked the national capital, with violence erupting at several places, Delhi Police on Sunday, 15 December, entered the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia university without permission and beat up students and staff, Waseem Ahmed Khan, Chief Proctor of the varsity told ANI.
As many as 50 students, who were detained during the protests, were released in the early hours of Monday, police said.
Of the 50 students, 35 were released from the Kalkaji police station and 15 were released from the station in New Friends Colony, a senior police officer said.
One of the released students was injured in the foot. He also alleged religious slurs being used against him.
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