Priyanka Chopra is the latest Bollywood star to react to the violence against the students for protesting against the CAA
Priyanka Chopra on Thursday on broke her silence on the police crackdown against the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, saying in a thriving democracy, violence against peaceful protesters is "wrong".
The 37-year-old actor is the latest Bollywood star to react to the violence against the students for protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Sunday evening.
The police entered the Jamia Millia campus after the protest against the Act by the students turned violent.
"Education for every child is our dream. Education is what empowered them to think independently. We have raised them to have a voice.
"In a thriving democracy, to raise one's voice peacefully and be met with violence is wrong. to raise one's voice peacefully and be met with violence is wrong. #Havevoicewillraise #Havevoicemustraise" Priyanka said in a statement posted on Twitter on Wednesday.
Many from the film fraternity including actors Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Parineeti Chopra, Siddharth Malhotra, veteran screenwriter Javed Akhtar, filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap, and Hollywood actor John Cusack have expressed solidarity with the youth over the police crackdown inside the varsity campuses.
There have been widespread protests held across India against the CAA, according to which, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 following religious persecution there will get Indian citizenship.
The protesters claim that the legislation is "unconstitutional and divisive" as it excludes Muslims.
Bollywood celebrities continued to extend support to students of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University all through, even as many of them lashed out at the government over rising anti-CAA tension all over the country.
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