It was on Sunday when a group of masked people attacked students at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. The attackers damaged the campus while they went from hostel to hostel.
According to a list compiled by the teachers’ association there more than 22 students and teachers were injured in the violence, including the President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Students Association, Aishe Ghosh.
Amid JNU attack many of the Bollywood celebrities took to social media condemning the attack, criticizing Modi’s government, and Delhi Police, and showing solidarity with JNU students.
such is the condition inside what we consider to be a place where our future is shaped. It’s getting scarred for ever. Irreversible damage. What kind of shaping up is happening here, it’s there for us to see…. saddening https://t.co/Qt2q7HRhLG
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) January 5, 2020
It’s here !!!! Fascism has come to India in the name of national security. Time to shed our toxic silences and speak against it in one voice. https://t.co/OXN2MAXKN1
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) January 6, 2020
A few months ago JNU gave the world a Nobel laureate. Now JNU teachers and students are being beaten up for protesting a fee hike. World watches. https://t.co/zgdS79jDtT
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) January 5, 2020
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) January 5, 2020
Just when one thought things couldn’t get any worse.Can’t find words strong enough to condemn this?What have we become as a nation?Pre-planned attacks on students are horrific enough,who on earth attacks medical personnel & destroys ambulances.This collective madness has to stop https://t.co/0y1SGMa2a0
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) January 5, 2020
Shocking disgusting and cowardly. Have the balls to at least show your face when you want to attack innocents. https://t.co/laFmsF8DTK
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) January 5, 2020
Who are these masked cowards attacking students? Why are the police not protecting them??
— Konkona Sensharma (@konkonas) January 5, 2020
Students and Teachers beaten. Reprehensible, Appalling Condemnable.
Immediate action must be taken against the perpetrators
Stones Large Enough To Break Our Skulls": JNU Teacher On Violence https://t.co/oxUu4WrPwi
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 5, 2020
RED ALERT!! Major attack by hundreds of masked goons on #JNU students within the campus..how can hundreds of people come in 80-100 cars, put out the street lights and enter a campus without police knowledge n control ??Delhi junta needs to come out n support these students NOW!!
— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) January 5, 2020
J Nehru U.
How come Priyanka Gandhi's kids aren't studying there? How many Bollywood 'Parents' are willing to send their kids to #JNU ?
Break India monsters are becoming filmy now…..or…..Vice Versa!! #TukdeTukdeGang #JNUFilmPromotion
— Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) January 8, 2020
Later on Monday, many Bollywood personalities led hundreds of people in a peaceful protest against the attack on New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University campus at Carter Road in Mumbai.
They combined sloganeering with songs and poetry recitals. Among those present were Vishal Bharadwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Anubhav Sinha, Zoya Akhtar, Diya Mirza, Rahul Bose, Richa Chadha, Swanand Kirkire, Reema Kagti, Hansal Mehta, Sayani Gupta, Gauahar Khan, and Taapsee Pannu, besides stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, and others.