Rajkummar Rao condemns violence by both police and protesters

The Made in China [2019] actor condemns police brutality, but also slams those who destroy public property in the name of protests

By Mayur Lookhar

Source: Rajkummar Rao facebook

The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill has seen protests from different parts of the country. The film industry, largely Bollywood, has kept mum on the happenings in the country. Stree [2018] actor Rajkummar Rao though voiced his concerns over the state of affairs. Rao has condemned violence of any kind be it by the police or the protesters.

” I strongly condemn the violence that the police have shown in dealing with the students. In a democracy the citizens have the right to peacefully protest.I also condemn any kind of act of destruction of the public properties. Violence is not the solution for anything,” tweeted Rao.

Actress Swara Bhasker, who is a staunch critic of the Narendra Modi-led Bhartiya Janata Party government, was also among those who condemned the action of the Delhi police in attacking students of Jamia Milia university in Delhi.

Two days ago, Bhasker had urged people of Delhi to take to the streets to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

“Delhi Hit the streets!!!!!! If not now then when, if not us then who?? #RejectCAB #RejectNRC,” tweeted Bhasker.

Veteran filmmaker Sudhir Mishra compared the police action to that of his film Yeh Woh Manzil Toh Nahin [1987]

“In 1987 I made a film called Yeh Woh Manzil Toh Nahin on the background of student politics . Towards the climax the police enter the campus and brutally beat up the students . Nothing has changed . Terrible that now we know where the flowers gone . Crushed!,” tweeted Mishra.

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