While several B-towners have come under the scanner for maintaining a stoic silence on the horrific JNU violence that shook the nation on Sunday. However, there are some brave members from the film fraternity who have taken it upon themselves to lash out against atrocities. And one of them is Alia Bhatt.
Taking to her social media handle, Alia shared a post that asked people to not support any idea “that seeks to divide, oppress and promote violence.” She further posted a story on her Instagram account that read, “When students, teachers and peaceful civilians become victims of physical assault on an ongoing basis, it’s time to stop pretending that all is fine. We must look truth in the eye and acknowledge that we are a house at war with itself. We, the people, of this country no matter how diff our ideologies, must find a human solution to all of our complex problems, and reinforce the peaceful and inclusive ideals upon which this country was built.”
Well, Alia Bhatt is not the only one who has raised her voiced on the CAA, JNU, and Jamia Millia instances. Other actors such as Sonam Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and filmmakers like Zoya Akhtar and Kabir Khan too have extended support towards the students’ protest.
Alia had previously shown her support towards students protesting against the CAA by sharing a picture of The preamble to the Constitution and a message that read, “Learn from the students.”
Violence broke out at the prestigious JNU campus on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus. At least 28 people, including JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured.