The unprecedented violence at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday evening, in which 40 students and teachers were injured, has shocked Bollywood.
Taapsee Pannu said, “Such is the condition inside what we consider to be a place where our future is shaped. It’s getting scarred forever. Irreversible damage. What kind of shaping up is happening here, it”s there for us to see…. saddening.”
Rajkumar Rao said, “”What happened in #JNU is shameful, horrific and heartbreaking. Those who are responsible behind these attacks should be punished. #JNUViolence.”
Anil Kapoor said, “I feel it has to be condemned. It was quite sad and shocking what I saw. It was very disturbing. I didn’t sleep the entire night by thinking about it. I feel you will not get anything by being violent and whoever has done that should be punished.”
Shabana Azmi, Swara Bhasker, Anurag Kashyap, Anubhav Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Twinkle Khanna, Ayushmann Khurrana, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Dia Mirza, Vishal Dadlani, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub have expressed their disappointment over attack.
Alia Bhatt said, “Everyday is disturbing! What is going on???” She also posted a series of posts on Instagram. Swara Bhasker said, “My mom is safe. JNU is peaceful for now & the gates are open! Eternal gratitude to the citizen protestors of Delhi who showed up at JNU main gate earlier tonight- you saved JNU! Thanks to the media & reporters who risked their own safety & showed Us what terror was unleashed 2day pic.twitter.com/4PekW5E9yN.”
Sonam K Ahuja said, “Shocking disgusting and cowardly. Have the balls to at least show your face when you want to attack innocents.” Twinkle Khanna said, “India,where cows seem to receive more protection than students, is also a country that now refuses to be cowed down. You can’t oppress people with violence-there will be more protests,more strikes,more people on the street. This headline says it all.”