Hollywood actor John Cusack speaks up in support of Jamia Millia students, Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt slammed the controversial CAB
Famous Hollywood actor John Cusack has come out in support of Muslims students of Jamia Millia University after police attacked them during a protest against the controversial Citizen Amendment Bill in New Delhi.
The actor known for his role in the blockbuster movie 2012, tweeted in support of Indian Muslims and condemned the violence perpetrated by the Indian police.
John Cusack said that he stands in solidarity with Muslim brothers and sisters and slammed the fascism in India.
Here’s what John Cusack wrote:
“Fascists in India trying to set students against each other -To cover for economic collapse of demonetization but they are standing together in solidarity with their Muslim brothers & sisters – This is fascism everywhere- them or us.”
The protests against the controversial Indian citizenship bill are staged in different regions of India. According to reports, over 100 students and activists were injured in Delhi on Sunday after the police used excessive force and tear gas and stormed inside the Jamia Millia Islamia University.
Social media has also called out the big names of Bollywood for keeping silence. Recently, famous India filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has also slammed the CAB and said how it is against the Indian constitution.
In a video message, Mahesh Bhatt spoke on behalf of many people and pledged not to submit any documents to the National Registration for Indian Citizenship (NRC), until the bill is reserved.
“We the people of India, pledge that we are committed to the values of the constitution of India, and its commitment for a secular and democratic nation. We take pride in India’s diversity and unity. We pledge to treat all citizens equal, irrespective of cast, religion, language and cultural beliefs and our approach to any moves that may dismantle our freedom struggle.”
Mahesh Bhatt called the CAB ‘discriminatory’ and added that it violated the constitutional values of India.
“We believe the citizenship amendment bill is discriminatory and in violation of our constitutional values. We do not accept the bill and if it becomes law we will boycott its execution. We pledge, not to submit any documents if demanded to prove our citizenship, long live constitution of India, long live unity of India.”
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