On January 5, Sunday, the students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University were attacked by an unidentified mob on Sunday, 5 January. Many were left bleeding and injured and were taken to hospital for treatment. As the uproar on social media erupted, several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the attacks and urged Delhi Police to intervene during this scenario.
Swara Bhasker’s mother is a professor at the JNU. The actress broke down in a video while urging people to reach the campus and pressurize the government and Delhi Police to control the mob attack.
Besides her, Shabana Azmi, Sonam Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Dia Mirza, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Sanon, Siddharth, Anubhav Sinha among others condemned the attacks.
Urgent appeal!!!! To all Delhiites PLS gather in large numbers outside the Main Gate of JNU campus on Baba Gangnath Marg.. to pressure the govt. & #DelhiPolice to stop the rampage by alleged ABVP masked goons on JNU campus. PLS PLS share to everyone in Delhi!???????????????? 9pm on 5th. Jan pic.twitter.com/IXgvvazoSn
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) 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
It breaks my heart to see what happened at JNU! What’s going on in India is horrifying!! Students & teachers being beaten up & terrorized by masked cowards!! The constant blame game!Stooping so low for political agendas!Violence is NEVER a solution! How have we become so inhuman?
— Kriti Sanon (@kritisanon) January 6, 2020
Why do you need to cover your face? Because you know you are doing something wrong, illegal & punishable. There is no honour in this-Its horrific to see the visuals of students & teachers brutally attacked by masked goons inside JNU-Such violence cannot & should not be tolerated
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 5, 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
How long will this be allowed to continue? How long will you turn a blind eye? How long will the defenceless be attacked in the name of politics or religion? Enough is enough. @DelhiPolice
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) January 5, 2020
Absolutely disturbed to see the visuals of masked goons enter JNU and attack students & teachers - sheer brutality!! Humble appeal to the police to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice
— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) January 5, 2020
To members of my supposed ‘fraternity’who were meant to opine & dine with the ruling party this evening-trust you implored them to curtail the violence unfolding across the nation.Or at the very least,as part of the ‘scrumptious’ meal on offer,help yourselves to some humble pie.
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) January 5, 2020
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 5, 2020
Complete lawlessness! How could masked goons enter JNU & terrorize students and teachers? What is @DelhiPolice doing? Sirf nihatton pe vaar karnaa aataa hai kya? Jo kaanoon khuleaam tod rahein hain unhen khuli chhhoot de rakhi hai kya? Unbelievable!! Scary!! Shameful!! https://t.co/B0AvB2QcpC
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) January 5, 2020
Only credible voice of resistance and opposition left in this country are students ,You’ll not be able to muzzle this voice. Keep trying. #JNUattack
— anurag basu (@basuanurag) January 5, 2020
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) January 5, 2020
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
— Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub (@Mdzeeshanayyub) January 5, 2020
All my colleagues present in the meeting with the Government right now, please talk to them about what’s going on in JNU right now. You can’t offer us scrumptious dinners while atrocities go on with students.
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) January 5, 2020
— Alia Bhatt Emerald (FanClub) (@aliaa08_Emerald) January 6, 2020