Mumbai: Global icon Priyanka Chopra finally voiced her views regarding the police crackdown against the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University.
Criticising the act, the actress said that in a thriving democracy, violence against peaceful protesters is “wrong”.
The 37-year-old actor is the latest celebrity to react to the violence against the students for protesting against the amended Citizenship Act on Sunday evening.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 18, 2019
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 across India against the amended Citizenship Act.
The Citizenship Amendment Act grants Indian citizenship to refugees from minority communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, and who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.
The protesters claim that the legislation is “unconstitutional and divisive” as it excludes Muslims.