JNU violence: Vishal Bhardwaj, Taapsee Pannu, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap join protesters at Mumbai's Carter Road

Many Bollywood personalities, including Taapsee Pannu and Richa Chadha, gathered at Carter Road in Mumbai to join the protests condemning the JNU violence.

FP Staff January 07, 2020 09:43:09 IST
JNU violence: Vishal Bhardwaj, Taapsee Pannu, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap join protesters at Mumbai's Carter Road

In the light of the violence that erupted in Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on 5 January, many Bollywood personalities gathered at Carter Road in Mumbai on Monday evening to join the protests condemning the attack, that have been taking place across the country.

Read: JNU violence updates: Smriti Irani says universities shouldn't become political hubs, Twitter users point out Narendra Modi was 'young pracharak', ABVP associate

Among the celebrities were filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, actress Taapsee Pannu, actor Ali Fazal, actress Richa Chadha, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, actress Dia Mirza, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, actress Gauahar Khan, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, actor-lyricist-vocalist Swanand Kirkire, filmmaker Reema Kagti, filmmaker Hansal Mehta, actress Sayani Gupta, and comedian Kunal Kamra.

Filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan shared a video on Twitter, showing Bhardwaj read out a poem.

Check it out here

At the protest, Anubhav Sinha was quoted by NDTV as saying, "We want to tell the people who were violated yesterday that we are with you. We can feel your pain." Pictures and videos were circulated on the internet, showing celebs holding up placards and chanting slogans. Check them out here

Vishal Bhardwaj, Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker and Pooja Bhat also took to social media to spread information on the Carter Road protest, appealing to their followers to join the protesters. Read: Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker, Shabana Azmi, Riteish Deshmukh condemn violence against JNU students, teachers

 

Violence broke out in JNU on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in the police which conducted a flag march.

At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours.

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