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JNU attack: Taapsee Pannu, Zoya Akhtar, Vishal Bhardwaj, Dia Mirza & other B-town celebs join hands to protest against violence

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JNU attack: Taapsee Pannu, Zoya Akhtar, Vishal Bhardwaj, Dia Mirza & other B-town celebs join hands to protest against violence

Bollywood is a significant industry with stars being closely scrutinized for every move they make. Last night, B-town personalities led hundreds of people in a peaceful protest against the JNU attack that took place on Sunday. Reportedly, a masked mob entered the campus of the university and bashed up the students and teachers with sticks and iron rods. Not only did they beat up the people present there but also vandalized the properties spreading further terror and chaos. While the miscreants are yet to be identified, people all across the country have taken to social media to condemn the incident and demand the safety of everyone present there.

Celebrities like Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza, Zoya Akhtar, Richa Chadha, Vishal Bharadwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Anubhav Sinha, Rahul Bose, Swanand Kirkire, Reema Kagti, Hansal Mehta and many more joined the protest at Carter Road in Bandra on Monday evening to express solidarity with JNU students and teachers.

Swara, whose mother Ira Bhaskar is a professor at the JNU, took to Twitter and asked people to reach the campus “to pressure the government and Delhi Police” to control the violence.

“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,” the actor captioned the video, adding that she was concerned about her parents’ safety who live at the campus.

Commenting on Swara’s video, veteran actor Shabana Azmi said she was shocked by the violence and called for immediate action against the perpetrators.

Some stars even took to social media to show their solidarity like Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Riteish and Genelia, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao among others.

Meanwhile, singing played a large part in the protest as filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj along with his wife, singer Rekha Bhardwaj, performed ‘Aao Na’ from his movie Haider. Lyricist-singer Swanand Kirkire sang iconic ‘Baawra Mann’ from Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Musician Ankur Tiwari too stood at the centre at Mumbai’s Carter Road promenade, and began humming his guitar. “Tere Zaalim Iraadon Ke Zulmo Sitam Sahe, Wo Hum Nahi, Jo Khauf Ke Kahar Se, Khamosh Rah Gaye,” Tiwari crooned. He’d later reveal that he’d only written and composed the song the day before. Songs such as We Shall Over Come and Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna further empowered the gathered protestors. The two hour long protest came to an end, with the crowd singing National Anthem and chanting “Inquilab Zindabad”.

We all stand in solidarity with JNU students.