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  1. Coronavirus: Health official says thermal screens at airports capable of detecting an infected person from 50 feet
  2. It was a dark Monday in Delhi yesterday. The national capital wasnât on its best behaviour and that cost us the lives of people who didnât deserve to die. As fresh clashes broke out in parts of East Delhi between pro- and anti-CAA protestors early on Monday morning, police officers at the nearest Gokulpuri police station stepped up to calm the protestors and bring peace and order back into the streets of East Delhi. © Twitter Little did Delhi Police Head Constable Ratan Lal know that this would be his last time donning the uniform he cherished. As Ratan Lal stepped onto the streets and faced the enraged mob of protesters, pelting stones and showering bullets, he didnât know it would take his life for people to see the gravity of the situation. Head Constable Ratan Lal was trying to bring the protestors under control when things went out of hand, and he was severely injured in the head while trying to perform his duty, and protect his boss from getting hurt while at it. © Twitter Here is what we know about the brave cop who laid down his life for the sake of peace, and duty towards people. 1. Head Constable Ratan Lal was 42-years-old and hailed from Tihawali Village in Fatehpur, Sikar in Rajasthan. Born into a middle-class family, he was the eldest amongst the four brothers and sister. 2. A true patriot, Ratan Lal always wanted to join the forces, don the uniform and serve his country. It was back in 1998 when he joined the Delhi police as a constable. © Twitter 3. He was posted at the Gokulpuri Police Station and attached to the office of the ACP. 4. He married his wife Poonam in 2004 in Jaipur and the couple had three young children together. 5. Ratan Lalâs eldest daughter Siddhi is merely 13, while her younger siblings Kanak and Ram are just 10 and 8-years-old respectively. 6. Ratan Lal lived with his family in Amrit Vihar Colony in Burari, while the kids attended Delhi Police Public school in the area. © Twitter 7. Friends and acquaintances say Ratan Lal was a calm, peace-loving man who hated conflicts and arguments. 8. Reportedly, Ratan Lal was killed near Dayalpur police station during the stone-pelting incident when it peaked during noon yesterday. However, word has it that he may have been shot in the head which resulted in his death. 9. While speaking to NDTV, Ratan Lalâs younger brother Dinesh said, "He was the reader of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) of Gokulpuri. He had just accompanied the ACP, but the mob surrounded him and killed him." 10. According to TOI, Ratan Lal was known as a brave cop in his department and had led many raids conducted by Gokulpuri police over the last few years. © Twitter 11. One of Ratan Lalâs colleagues told TOI that Lal would always sign up for difficult and dangerous assignments. He added, âHe was instrumental in nabbing the accused in a gruesome rape of two tribal women in 2013 and in an act of vandalism committed by a group of wrestlers at a restaurant in Seemapuri.â 12. Back in his village in Sikar, people are demanding a âmartyrâ status for Ratan Lal and that he be put to rest with full state honours. They have also asked for the government school in their village to be named after Lal. © Twitter The braveheart and devoted officer has left behind a devastated family behind for no fault of his, and perhaps this should be our wake up alarm to see what we may have gotten wrong while trying to safeguard our rights while taking away anotherâs right to safe and long life by taking the law into our hands. Violent protests will never bring us the right answers. View the full article
  3. Recently, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah talked at length about the ongoing nationwide protests against CAA, NRC and NPR in an interview with The Wire. Expressing his opinion, the actor spoke about the current state of the country, rising communalism, and the dead silence of B-town celebrities over this issue. Besides, the 69-year-old actor also particularly mentioned actor Anupam Kher and his views on social media and called him a âclownâ. He also said he doesnât think âKher needs to be taken seriously.â In the interview, he said, "I am not on Twitter. These people, the Twitterati, and I really wish they would make up their minds in what they believe in. Someone like Anupam Kher has been very vocal. I don't think, he needs to be taken seriously, he is a clown, any number of his contemporaries from NSD, NFTII can test to his psychopathic nature, it is in his blood, he can't help it.â âThe others who are opposing it should really decide about what they want to say and don't remind us of our responsibilities, we have known our responsibilities,â he added. After the clip of the interview was made available online, it went viral on Twitter and the social media users started to bash Naseeruddin left, right and centre. Check out the reactions here: Mr Naseeruddin shah even if @AnupamPKher is vocal about his leanings, your choice of words for your colleague is just Shameful. @sandeep_author @vivekagnihotri @ShefVaidya @UnSubtleDesi @amitmalviya @priyankadeo @iMac_too @SureshNakhua @MrsGandhi @RatanSharda55 @Ra_Bies pic.twitter.com/oTWgFyg9Ri â Neetu (@NeetalSengar) January 22, 2020 This man Naseeruddin who's heart bleeds for #Yakub and not for #Kashmiri #Hindus is a clown and not #AnupamKher ji. He is eating in #India and all the time keep cursing the #culture of this very country. We never saw him appreciating the native people of #India. Hopeless! â Amol A Girhe (@amolagirhe) January 22, 2020 #NaseeruddinShah This joker Naseeruddin Shah dares to call Anupam Kher puppet, but Mr. Shah you are an anti national puppet.... I repeat anti national clown.#AnupamKher â BIREN BHATT (@birenbhatt) January 22, 2020 #naseeruddinshah is abusing @AnupamPKher because he speek for Kashmiri pandits. Now this so called liberals r complitly exposed as they shown there hatred for Hindu community â Dark Truth (@chetansonone3) January 22, 2020 #NaseeruddinShah calls co actor & contemporary #AnupamKher a clown Says sycophancy runs in his blood Jiske apne khoon mein âJihaadâ daudta hai woh Anupam Kher ko Nationalism pe lecture de raha hai pic.twitter.com/BuATWPPwI5 â Archie (@archu243) January 22, 2020 Now they are coming open with original enemity and hatred. It proves they were pretending to be your friends till now. When you stood united they cant tolerate..#naseeruddinshah https://t.co/HNoUGuGP2b â J W Masade (@aab54a558ad2459) January 22, 2020 The ongoing issue of CAA, NPR and NRC has surely got unrest across several parts of the country and Naseeruddin thinks itâs actually a cause of worry. In addition to that, he also appreciated actor Deepika Padukoneâs visit to JNU as many celebrities like Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan among others chose to keep mum on the entire issue. âItâs understandable why the established figures of the industry donât speak up. However, one wonders how much do they have to lose? Will it kill you? You have to laud the courage of a girl like Deepika (Padukone), who is at the top and yet takes a step like this,â said the actor. View the full article
  4. With talks of implementation of the CAA and the NRC in the country, the government has been trying to 'educate' people about it by organising pro CAA/NRC rally marches. But they aren't just educating ordinary people but have taken the onus upon themselves to educate B-town folks as well. © Twitter The government planned to organise an 'interactive meeting' with the members of the Hindi film industry on Sunday, 5th January, 2020, to discuss the Citizenship Amendment Act. Some very prominent celebrities such as Karan Johar, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Kabir Khan, Farhan Akhtar etc. were extended an invite by the Minister of Railway and Commerce, Piyush Goyal and the National Vice-President of BJP, Baijayant Jay Panda. Here's the invite: © Twitter Unfortunately for the government's extensive dinner plans, barely any big celebrity showed up to attend this 'fabulous' dinner discussion. Now we're not sure if they didn't turn up to make a point and oppose the idea of CAA and the NRC altogether or because their schedules were packed to attend the meeting. The dinner did host a few celebrities who actually made it and attended the meeting and dinner. Here are those who made it: Prasoon Joshi (Lyricist, Writer, Chairperson CBFC), Kailash Kher (singr), Kunal Kohli (filmmaker), Abhishek Kapoor (filmmaker), Urvashi Rautela (Actor), Bhushan Kumar (producer), Anil Sharma (filmmaker), Shaan (singer), Prahlad Kakkar (Ad filmmaker), Ritesh Sidhwani (producer), Ranvir Shorey (actor), Rahul Rawail (filmmaker). Who all from #Bollywood will attend the 'interactive meeting' called by #piyushgoyal & #jaypanda today in Mumbai? Lot of names floating around with the #hashtag #BollywoodWakeUp. Few hours to go so let's not speculate. I'll get you each & every name with a pic as they walk in ð — Rohit Khilnani (@rohitkhilnani) January 5, 2020 Even though none of the big players from Bollywood really showed up for the dinner, people like Bhushan Kumar, head of T-series and Ritesh Sidhawani of Excel Entertainment were there to fill in for the bigger guns. So, all in all, garnering strength from Bollywood for supporting the CAA and the NRC was a big flop-show and it mostly seemed like the celebrities mutually decided not to show up for this dinner altogether. While there are no pictures that have surfaced from “discussion on myths and realities pertaining to the CAA” dinner yet, we're just really keen to know how this discussion was carried out for the rest of the folks who did attend the event. View the full article
  5. We all mostly fall into the category who use our friend's Netflix account and love watching movies and series for free. So, we'd do anything for a free Netflix account because why not! People can go to any extent for 'Netflix and Chill'. Recently, a post shared by a Twitter user, Muralikrishna went viral which read, "Want free Netflix subscription for 6 months? Call 8866288662 and get Username and Password. Promotional offer, valid only for the first 1000 callers. Try your luck." Here's the tweet- Want free Netflix subscription for 6 months? Call 8866288662 and get Username and Password. Promotional offer, valid only for first 1000 callers. Try your luck ðð» — Muralikrishnað®ð³ð®ð± (@MuralikrishnaE1) January 4, 2020 The post started surfacing on the internet and netizens started retweeting it and later it reached Netflix and they reposted it by declaring the tweet fake. Netflix India wrote, "This is absolutely fake. If you want free Netflix please use someone else's account like the rest of us." This is absolutely fake. If you want free Netflix please use someone else's account like the rest of us. https://t.co/PHhwdA3sEI — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) January 4, 2020 The tweet has over 97.2k re-tweets and more than 428K likes and also it later became a meme fest to watch on Twitter. A user also wrote, "Netflix India, I know this is a trap to find out who's using others' accounts." @NetflixIndia, I know this is a trap to find out who's using others' accounts. — Praband Bhatt (@praband) January 4, 2020 Here's what the netizens have to say- I called and I got Netflix along with Tata Sky chatri and set top box free for 3 months amazing offer. — Guru consejero (@IGiveGyaan) January 4, 2020 I thought this was the number of a phone-*** line. — Gautam Dutta (@gautamdutta2001) January 4, 2020 मà¥à¤ सभॠदà¥à¤¶à¤µà¤¾à¤¸à¤¿à¤¯à¥à¤ सॠà¤à¤ªà¥à¤² à¤à¤°à¤¤à¤¾ हà¥à¤ à¤à¤¿ पà¥à¤°à¤§à¤¾à¤¨à¤®à¤à¤¤à¥à¤°à¥ शà¥à¤°à¥ नरà¥à¤à¤¦à¥à¤° मà¥à¤¦à¥ à¤à¥ दà¥à¤µà¤¾à¤°à¤¾ पाà¤à¤¿à¤¸à¥à¤¤à¤¾à¤¨, बाà¤à¤à¥à¤²à¤¾à¤¦à¥à¤¶ à¤à¤° à¤à¤«à¤à¤¾à¤¨à¤¿à¤¸à¥à¤¤à¤¾à¤¨ सॠà¤à¤ à¤à¤²à¥à¤ªà¤¸à¤à¤à¥à¤¯à¤à¥à¤ à¤à¥ नà¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤¯ व à¤à¤§à¤¿à¤à¤¾à¤° दà¥à¤¨à¥ वालॠCAA पर à¤à¤ªà¤¨à¤¾ समरà¥à¤¥à¤¨ दà¥à¤¨à¥ à¤à¥ लिठ8866288662 पर missed call दà¥à¤à¥¤#IndiaSupportsCAA pic.twitter.com/BYPuoU2oIN — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 3, 2020 Repeat after me: *** is the only thing that sells. Even when it's #CAA_NRC. (Not sure what 'hot singles' picked up on 8866288662.) pic.twitter.com/0nRLbKMFtl — Ananya Bhattacharya (@ananya116) January 4, 2020 @BJP4India good luck for your so called free Netflix connection ðððððððððððyou can do better BJP/Modi just to get the narrative on your side for CAA..@ReallySwara @varnishant @INCIndia @AamAadmiParty — vikram (@vikrami31) January 4, 2020 Ha ha ha. This is the same number BJP has asked people to send a missed call to, to support CAA. What a nutcase government this is! — Rofl Gobhi (@RoflGobhi_) January 4, 2020 Sometimes before, I just got a hot video after giving missed call to this number.ð¤£ð¤£ and now You're giving Netflix subscription. kitne scheme h tmhre paas?,ðð bhaukte rh jaaoge bhakto... — TheThinkTankð®ð³ (@Sameer_483) January 4, 2020 What are your thoughts on the above? Let us know in the comments below. View the full article
  6. Farhan Akhtar's recent tweet on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) seems to be haunting him as a lot of people don't seem to be ready to forgive him for apparently 'spreading misinformation' over the new act. Just recently, he took to Twitter to share the first look of his upcoming movie Toofan... He wrote, “When life gets harder, you just get stronger. Iss saal #Toofan uthega. Releasing on 2.10.2020 @mrunal0801 @SirPareshRawal @ritesh_sid @RakeyshOmMehra @urfvijaymaurya @ShankarEhsanLoy @Javedakhtarjadu @excelmovies @ROMPPictures @ZeeMusicCompany #AnjumRajabali @AAFilmsIndia.” When life gets harder, you just get stronger. Iss saal #Toofan uthega. Releasing on 2.10.2020@mrunal0801 @SirPareshRawal @ritesh_sid @RakeyshOmMehra @urfvijaymaurya @ShankarEhsanLoy @Javedakhtarjadu @excelmovies @ROMPPictures @ZeeMusicCompany #AnjumRajabali @AAFilmsIndia pic.twitter.com/1DDKtYp8Pi — Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 2, 2020 However, as soon he shared the first look, people started flooding his social media with negative comments, saying they want to boycott the movie over his CAA tweet. Here are the reactions: Will definitely boycott this...#BoycottToofan — बà¥à¤® शà¤à¤à¤° - à¤à¤¹à¤ बà¥à¤°à¤¹à¥à¤®à¤¾à¤¸à¥à¤®à¤¿ (@Dodiyaravi) January 2, 2020 #boycotttoofan #boycotttoofan — Pintu Behera (@Pintujaibharat) January 2, 2020 My fellow countrymen .. please be proud of public elected government .. be proud of HINDUstan .. And Boycott #Toofan — RadheKrishna (@RadheKr87765500) January 2, 2020 I was you Big Fan sir! Bt you Showed your true colours! ðð¼ð¥ Never watching you Movies Again!@FarOutAkhtar #BoycottToofan 𥠗 Saket Rajput (@18rajput_sr) January 2, 2020 I used to be a big fan but u hv lost respect since u misguided ppl against CAA n NRC w/o even reading n understanding d same. I #BoycottToofan and will convince others 2 do the same. — NITIN GUPTA (@NITINGUPTA11) January 2, 2020 He still chose to keep the post of misinformation with million followers and the disputed map of India which the enemy forces carries in their agendas.. — Jitesh Aminð®ð³ (@Jitsamin) January 2, 2020 Never gonna watch any movie of urs #BoycottToofan — Red_Cc (@KrishK74) January 2, 2020 Well, we don't know what to say about this, however, a person's work should not really suffer because of their political opinions. Coming back to the movie, Farhan looks extremely convincing as a boxer for the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra film. Toofan is Farhan's second collaboration with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra after the hit sports biopic, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013). In an interview, Mehra said, “Toofan is a story that will move and motivate all of us. It's so much fun to collaborate with Farhan yet again. He does not act the part but becomes one. I can't wait to share the film with the audience.” Toofan is co-produced by Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment and ROMP Pictures. The film is scheduled to be released on October 2 this year. View the full article
  7. We're ending the year with another hilarious mix-up by a politician, the perfect way to say goodbye to 2019. Someone tried to fool Pakistan's former Interior Minister Rehman Malik and he fell for it, rather spectacularly. Basically, someone tagged him in a tweet which said that this is an Indian actress who's wearing a hijab to show solidarity with Indian Muslims protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and he obviously only had positive things to say about it. The catch, though, was that one of the women in the pictures shared was Mia Khalifa, and well, she doesn't need any introduction. May God really bless her. The tweet is now gone, for obvious reasons, but that doesn't mean he won't get trolled for this hilarious mix-up. Senator Rehman Malik gives his blessings to pornstar Mia Khalifa for showing solidarity with Indian Muslims. pic.twitter.com/GwlSKlvuf8 — Naila Inayat नायला à¤à¤¨à¤¾à¤¯à¤¤ (@nailainayat) December 30, 2019 Wait, it gets worse. Apparently, Senator Malik thinks he will get Indian govt with the help of pornstars. Chalo, there's still hope there.. pic.twitter.com/MKlTvAzlU1 — Naila Inayat नायला à¤à¤¨à¤¾à¤¯à¤¤ (@nailainayat) December 30, 2019 There's one person who can probably feel Rehman Malik's pain as this is almost exactly what happened to former Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit. Remember when this happened? Former Pakistani high commissioner to India Abdul Basit, mistakes Johnny Sins for a Kashmiri man who lost vision from pellet. Unreal times these, really. pic.twitter.com/9h1X8V8TKF — Naila Inayat नायला à¤à¤¨à¤¾à¤¯à¤¤ (@nailainayat) September 2, 2019 Hmm. Eska Matlab Rahman Malik sareef aadmi hai....fawad aur sheikh Rashid hote to wo pahchàn jaate... — in the end it does not even matter (@jio_jeene_do) December 30, 2019 Fact check, always. Abdul Basit made Johnny sins a Kashmiri pellet gun victim. Now Senator Rehman Malik made a Lebanese woman an 'influential' actress from Indian regional films!!! @majorgauravarya https://t.co/m0duWL7xMq — Aishwarya Palagummi (@APalagummi) December 30, 2019 Isn't it a good thing that they don't know who these women are? What's with Pakistani politicians/diplomats and pornstars? First Abdul Basit and Johnny Sins, now Rehman Malik. Shah Mehmood Qureshi will jointly address the UN with Lana Rhoades next? https://t.co/9tyw5CjZUL pic.twitter.com/pkchtxjfPL — Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) December 30, 2019 For sure. May god bless her https://t.co/x1ABo4VfYQ — Shashank Trivedi (@sshashanktrive1) December 30, 2019 View the full article
  8. Indians are going through a lot right now with all the CAA protests. The situation is so out of hands now that even the international media is a little shook. Everyone across the globe has been sending out positive message for Indians. On the same lines, DJ Snake who performed at Sunburn 2019 Music Festival in Goa last night also urged Indians to stay strong and united. © Sunburn DJ Snake, for those of you who don't know, is an international artist from France and he's super popular across the globe. During his performance last night at Sunburn, he urged Indians to spread love and peace among each other and not get caught up in all the hate that's been spreading across the country. He said, “I love you India... the whole world is watching you. No matter where you are from... whether you are from east or south...no matter what your religion is... just be together and stay united.... So do not listen to TV, radio or what any politician is saying. Just spread love and peace” © Sunburn As someone who was there at the performance in front of the main stage, it felt surreal. He gave the message towards the end of his set and there couldn't have been a better end to it. I mean, a headliner artists spinning out banger sets and ending with such a relevant and positive message - what else can you ask for? After the final track, he ended his set by thanking everyone. “Shukriya everyone for calling me to this beautiful country. We all are a family,” he said. © Sunburn Sunburn festival has returned to its home this year in Goa. We still have two more days worth of performances left with more artists like The Chainsmokers, Flume and Martin Garrix waiting to join tonight and tomorrow. View the full article
  9. Well, after only being concerned about Amit Shah's health when asked about the current situation in the country at the moment, Akshay Kumar finally has a little more input to offer and well, I don't know how to feel about it. Speaking about the protests that are going on in the entire country at the moment against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Akshay Kumar gave a very neutral and kind of a vague statement. He said, "I don't like violence. Whether any side left side or right side, just don't do violence. Don't destroy property, don't do that, be away from violence. Whatever you want to say to each other do it with positivity, talk to each other, stop violence. Just do not destroy anybody's property, nobody should do that." © Twitter While I agree, violence is never the answer and that's why people have been trying to peacefully protest against the Act, which is literally their right, I really do not understand everyone's fixation with that one bus that was burnt. Yes, public property should not be destroyed, obviously, but what about all the people who've lost their lives? I'm pretty sure that's worth more than a bus, but why does everyone want to focus on public property when people, kids, who were not even protesting were harrassed. Moreover, people are also calling him a hypocrite because on one hand, he's preaching that everything should remain nonviolent, but on the other hand he 'accidentally' liked a tweet cheering for the violence against students of Jamia University inside their campus. © Twitter Yes, he apparently liked it by mistake, but a lot of people were left wondering how he even a tweet like that would end up on his timeline when he follows only 26 people. Hmm, guess we'll never know the true story behind that. How to call out two people at once. Akshay Kumar urges everyone to refrain from violence during CAA protest. Ironically Akshay was caught liking a tweet cheering Police Brutality on Jamia Students few days ago. Hypocrisy Level- Modiji — Nенr_wно™ (@Nehr_who) December 27, 2019 Another incident of hypocrisy people pointed out. A Canadian national named 'Akshay Kumar' can comment on anything without fear of deportation. But a 24 year old German Student cannot support Indian citizens and protest with them for something that resembles the greatest tragedy in German history.#DankeSchonJakob — Arya (@thecuriouself) December 24, 2019 Oops. Hello @JustinTrudeau can you please advise your citizen @akshaykumar to avoid poking nose in India's internal matters & refrain from giving free advise to Indian protestors who are already victims of state terror? @Canada #NRC_CAA_Protest https://t.co/R31nevXG4R — Arron Shourie ð®ð³ (@FeignShourie) December 27, 2019 Lastly. Akshay Kumar preparing for the role of the bus in his next movie on CAA protests pic.twitter.com/RBRZV0xwC4 — Sir Yuzvendra (parody) (@SirYuzvendra) December 24, 2019 View the full article
  10. It isn't everyday we get to witness or hear an honest, impassioned and informed rant on the country's political scenario. It's especially exciting when youngsters show solid political awareness without a shed of fanaticism or bias. © Reuters Something of that sort recently surfaced online, and it sure is something to behold. When reporters from a media channel bumped into this young boy from Jharkhand after the results for the Assembly elections in the state were announced, he took the opportunity to vent it all out when it came to the country's current state of affairs. © Reuters One of the biggest points he made in his monologue, was that the Indian Constitution is being torn apart by everything that's going on in the country and that the BJP should take the hint from the Jharkhand elections results. He didn't even spare the media and lashed out saying that media houses aren't doing their job with honesty and have sold off their souls to the devil. Before all else, listen to what he has to say here. This guy! He rekt CAA, NRC, Godi Media, Modi govt in just 100 seconds! Listen to him! This is our Youth! pic.twitter.com/PcMpbxl17J — ð½ððð ð¬ðððð (@karmariaz) December 25, 2019 This interview has since gone viral on social media, and sure enough, with all the attention people have decided to pick their sides over the boy's views. Guys before I go please do me a last favor. Make this video so viral that it may go to the countries that even our PM did not visit. Every educated person who use Twitter should be able to understand what is happening in India and how media is biased. Love you all. pic.twitter.com/jgrko3mvn9 — â¤ï¸ Mohammed Faiz â¤ï¸ (@Fayezz_Md) December 24, 2019 Err.. This boy, Yes, this boy! Are you sure he's from Jharkhand Does he even know where Jharkhand is? He can be seen at @aajtak channel studio at Noida every now and then and anchors put mic on his mouth to loose him talk ant shant... But even today it's unclear what's his demand? — Saàurabh Gaàur (@gaursaurabhgaur) December 25, 2019 Well, that's there. Strong words for Indian media from a young boy in Jharkhand @waglenikhil @ravishndtv @SreenivasanJain @rahulkanwal @sardesairajdeep @fayedsouza @milindkhandekar @ameytirodkar @katta_news — Sanjay Vohra (@SanjayVohra10) December 25, 2019 Calling PM Modi… @narendramodi watch the fire in this young boy. You shud not forget that your hidden divisive agenda will pull you down very heavily. Its already begun in the 5 States with Jharkhand the latest. You have killed the economy. @ravi4354 @varnishant @DushyantNaagar @abdulrazackkhan pic.twitter.com/KkCJK1EkH3 — Sundar Balakrishnan (@BSundar61) December 26, 2019 Listen this young man from Jharkhand we should learn history from brilliant boy pic.twitter.com/X1VJCraPhy — Hanif Parkar (@Hanifoman) December 24, 2019 View the full article
  11. While Bollywood's blatant silence has made the country wonder if the industry is actually spineless, fortunately, some people from the entertainment industry who've outrightly spoken up against the implementation of the NRC and the CAA, and we're really gald they have. Popular rapper and music composer Raftaar has spoken up and taken a stand against the imposition of the NRC and the CAA. At his concert recently, he spoke to his audience about it and received a big cheer from everyone in the crowd. He made a statement before his performance, which will be remembered for a long time to come. Twitter At the concert, Raftaar introduced his friend Arshad to the crowd and said "Before starting, I want to make something seriously clear, whether my career goes on tomorrow or it doesn't I am not bothered, I have earned enough so that I don't die of hunger. This man's name is Arshad, he takes care of me to the extent that nobody can even push me. If anyone talks about asking him to leave this country, I am ready to take a bullet for it *expletive*.” As the crowd cheered the singer, he added “Whether they are Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, or Muslims, they are all our brothers, I will not let anyone be taken out of the country. After this, I do not care what happens to my career.” Twitter/Quint With these powerful words Raftaar gave his performance while the crowd cheered him on. Raftaar, originally named Dilin Nair, was formerly a member of the urban music group Mafia Mundeer formed by Yo Yo Honey Singh. He's amongst the few artists who have openly spoken up against the CAA act. While everyone has the right to an opinion, giving an opinion is very important, especially if you're a famous personality, since a lot of people look up to what famous people think, say and feel. Bollywood's unfathomable silence is something the country really doesn't need right now, when the conditions are unfavourable all around. What it truly needs are more people like Raftaar, who will voluntarily and involuntarily give an opinion, knowing and understanding the issue at hand and how people truly feel about it. View the full article
  12. The entire country, from Delhi to Chennai, is peacefully protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act at the moment and it's great to see how everyone has united to fight bigotry. Among the lakhs and lakhs of protestors was Jakob Lindenthal, a German guy studying Master of Science (Physics) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He, along with thousands of people, held up signs and took part in a bunch of protests in his city, but now because of that, he's being kicked out of the country. © Twitter While talking to The Federal, he revealed how immigration officials confronted him about his participation in protests and how he was asked to leave the country. Recounting the entire incident, he said, "I went there and the initial conversation was friendly. So I told them everything. Soon, they started confronting me on why I participated in protests held against the Citizenship Act in Chennai. Only then I realised things were getting serious." © Twitter He went on, "They told me the protests held in the city were all without permission. And of all, I do not have any permission to participate in such protests as I have come here on students' visa. Only then I came to know that all the protests that took place in the city were illegal. I have come here on a student visa. According to its rules, whatever I do apart from studying is a violation of the visa. So, I cannot take part in such protests." He tried to apologise, but it was in vain. Overall, he was unhappy with how the immigration officials handled the situation. He said, "There was a leaflet on the table. I expected them to give it to me. But, when asked, they refused and asked me to leave. I did not even know the name of the immigration officials who spoke to me." © Twitter No official reason has been given by the immigration department, but it's not a coincidence that this happened right after he took part in protests. Moreover, one of his classmates said police had collected his details when he was protesting outside the campus. Another friend of his said, "He did not only protest inside the campus against the amended law but also participated in the demonstrations organised in Valluvar Kottam and other places in Chennai." People are obviously not happy about it. It shows our sick mindset to deport foreign students like Jakob Lindenthal, MS exchange student from Germany in department of Physics at IIT Madras for his participation in the anti CAA protests. If Germany reacts, what the hell Indians will do there? #NRC_CAA_Protest @naukarshah pic.twitter.com/xLWX9h3OAU — Syed Azharuddin (@SyedAzhars) December 24, 2019 People are proud of him. I was a student in Germany. German students are taught about the crimes committed by their country, about equality and freedom, civic responsibility and more about the caste system than Indians are. Proud of Jakob Lindenthal. This is what I want for my country. Indian children 1/ https://t.co/yno6c63KhS — Sofia | à®à¯à®ªà®¿à®¯à®¾ (@Red_Pastures) December 24, 2019 He's warning everyone. India should thank Jakob Lindenthal, the German student who has tried to warn Indians, though he didn't have to. Instead, he's been asked to leave India. #CAA_NRC_Protest German student who took part in anti-CAA protests told to leave India -The Hindu https://t.co/7NfkgY4k19 — Roopali Srivastava (@RoopaliSriv) December 24, 2019 The right side. Dear Jakob Lindenthal,we are sry that authoritarian regime of our country has asked you to leave just because U participated in a peaceful protest. It is a reflection on sad affairs of India. Thank you for standing against fascism& on the right side of humanity #DankeSchonJakob — Quirky eve خدÛØ¬Û (@tweetingeve) December 24, 2019 He was protesting for a country that's not even his. It is learnt that Jakob Lindenthal, an exchange student at @iitmadras, from Dresden Germany, is asked to leave India asap. Recently he joined #CAA_NRCProtests in Chennai. pic.twitter.com/ZeS8h6ibfR — Jinoy Jose Palathingal (@jinoyjosep) December 23, 2019 View the full article
  13. In the current scenario, with the widespread protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country, people are finding innovative ways to voice out their opinions. In one such instance, a couple from Kerala has become the talk of the town because of their unique way of protesting against the CAA and NRC. As per the news reports, Arun Gopi and Asha Shekar, a CPM politician and a former journalist respectively, are getting married in January, 2020; however, they couldn't afford to keep calm about the ongoing protests in the country. Their pre-wedding shoot was held on December 16, which was coincidentally a day after the police lathi-charged students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University. . Ditching the cliched pre-wedding photoshoot, they utilised this opportunity to launch their protest against the CAA and NRC, as per the reports. In one photo in a series of four, the bride and groom held placards that read, "No CAA" and "No NRC". The photo, ever since made available online, is doing the rounds on the internet. Here are the images from their photoshoot. © Facebook First Look Photography © Facebook First Look Photography In an interview with a media outlet edexlive.com, Asha said, "Right from the beginning, we were pretty adamant to not do a clichéd photo shoot." "My fiancee is a left activist and I'm a former journalist. We both are against CAA and NRC. So we thought of going ahead with this concept. The photographers helped us a lot creatively too," she added. © Facebook First Look Photography The couple received mixed reactions for their act on the social media. While some appreciated this, others poured hatred. "I've seen comments of people warning each other to be careful of us. I also heard that the photographer had received a threat. However, we'll resist it all. We won't back down," Arun was quoted by the media outlet. Check out some of the reactions here: A pre wedding shoot Pic from Kerala. Via : First Look photography#CAA_NRC_Protests pic.twitter.com/DxUwL2kX8b — Advaid (@Advaidism) December 21, 2019 Great idea. Whn couple wl see back, they wl b proud of being participants in historical protest in der own way ðð — Vidrohi (@Vidrohi_raja) December 21, 2019 Im not a fan of pre wedding photoshoot but i like this one. Awesome — BAYANA RAMYA (@bayana_ramya) December 21, 2019 A Couple that Protests together stays together. — | кнαи иσσиιÑи Ñιиgн | (@LeoKing098) December 21, 2019 ðð Their kids would be feel proud of them whenever history is remembered. Congratulations ðð — NO CAB/NO NRC (@appaism) December 21, 2019 While every couple wants their pre-wedding shoot to be unique, this couple surely made a statement in their own way. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. View the full article
  14. Peaceful protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act are going on in full swing throughout the country, actually the entire world, and it's heartwarming to see people unite for humanity. Delhi has become the epicentre for these protests with thousands and thousands of people showing up to peacefully resist the CAA. People are singing songs, giving flowers to cops, and coming together to show the government the power of the people. In these protests, there are a lot of people making sure the protesters don't go hungry and stay well-hydrated by handing out food, water and tea. One of them has become a sort of a champion of humanity. © VICE Here's Jabarjang Singh, a Sikh man making sure students stay well-fed during this dissent. He was initially on his way to the eastern state of Odisha, where a historic Gurudwara is being demolished by the administration, but he decided to change his plans. Talking to VICE, he said, "I was on my way to Mangu Mutt in Puri (Odisha) from Punjab when I got to know about the police excesses on the university students. I thought it wise not to go there, and express solidarity with the students instead. When I saw videos of students getting brutally beaten up, with some losing hands and eyes, I thought it better to serve them than to go to the Gurudwara." He added, “I am here for humanity.” It's such a great thought and so well-put too. That is exactly why people are out on the streets - they're fighting for other people, they're fighting for the ones with broken bones after the Jamia incident and those who have been left blind. Those who have lost their lives fighting - an act that will exclude people from the country on the basis of religion. © VICE Not only was Jabarjang Singh distributing food, but he also helped educate people about why the act is problematic. While explaining things in a little more detail to the protestors around him, he was quoted as saying, "This law is not just against Muslims. This is also a trap to strip backward classes of reservation that they are currently entitled to. In the process of National Register of Citizens (NRC), a large number of people from backward classes would be declared stateless. Then, the government will give them fresh citizenship under CAA. As fresh citizens, they will not be provided with reservations." A farmer from Bathinda, he has devoted his life to humanitarian efforts. He said, "Whenever I feel people are being wronged, I try to help. Whenever I feel someone is helping people, I support them—in whatever little capacity I can. I worked against drug abuse in Punjab. I protested against the burning of religious scriptures of Muslims and Sikhs. I even campaigned for Kanhaiya Kumar for I felt he was right." Basically, this ain't his first rodeo. He also chanted "Inquilab Zindabad" with all the students while marching. © Reuters Moreover, he has an important message for people - "We got freedom because of the efforts of freedom fighters like Ashfaqullah Khan and Bhagat Singh. We have got a Constitution that we need to preserve. We should look beyond religion. At least now, we should oppose this law in our personal capacity. If we can't come here and protest, we should protest against it in our temples, in mosques and in gurudwaras." Lastly, he leaves everyone with this, "I want the new act to go as soon as possible. But I will stay here with the students till the bill is revoked, or even until I breathe my last." Source - VICE View the full article
  15. NEW DELHI: Police opened fire on hundreds of protesters in southern India on Thursday, killing two, an official said, as fresh violence erupted around the country over a contentious citizenship law critics say is anti-Muslim. The fatalities brought to eight the death toll from more than a week of unrest and came as authorities shut down internet and text messaging for tens of millions in India´s most-populous state. In the southern city of Mangalore, two men identified as Abdul Jalil, 49, and Samshir Kudroli, 23, "died in police firing during the protests", Qadir Shah, a spokesman for the deputy commissioner, told AFP. He said a curfew had been imposed in the city with schools, restaurants and bars shut. A third fatality was also reportedly linked to protests in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where a man was hospitalised in Lucknow with a gunshot injury and died soon after, a hospital source told AFP. Police did not confirm the death, but his father told the Times of India his son was shot after getting caught in a crowd of protesters while out to buy groceries. Four others were being treated at a hospital in Mangalore "with bullet injuries following the clashes", a district medical officer told AFP. Deadly protests have broken out across India over a new law easing citizenship rules for people fleeing persecution from three neighbouring countries -- but not for Muslims. Seven months after Modi swept to a second term, the law has stoked accusations at home and abroad that he wants to reshape India as a Hindu nation, which he denies. The past week had already seen six people killed and dozens injured in the northeastern state of Assam. On Thursday, authorities had banned gatherings across swathes of the world´s biggest democracy including all of Uttar Pradesh and Bangalore, areas of the northeast and parts of Bihar, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai. But that did not prevent tens of thousands from taking their anger onto the streets. - Internet cut - In Mangalore, Shah said police fired their weapons after some 200 demonstrators refused to stop their march. "They marched towards the busiest area of Mangalaru. This led to lathi (big, wooden sticks) charge. Then the tear gas was fired. When the protestors still didn´t stop, the police had to open fire after that," he said, using an alternate name for the city. Security forces and protesters also clashed in the states of Karnataka and Gujarat -- Modi´s home state where police said they baton-charged demonstrators and arrested 50 people. In Uttar Pradesh -- home to some 200 million people -- the government cut both mobile internet and SMS services after hundreds of protesters in the city of Samhbal set fire to vehicles and threw stones at security forces who responded with tear gas. In New Delhi, metro stations were shut down, while authorities ordered telecom firms to cut calls, text messages and data in parts of the city. Prominent rights activist Harsh Mander was detained in the capital, while in Bangalore the renowned historian Ramachandra Guha was among a number of protesters dragged onto a police bus. In the northeast, where the protests originated last week, around 20,000 people marched in different locations -- although this time no violence was reported. The day´s biggest demonstration took place in Malegaon district of Maharashtra state with as many as 60,000 people, police said. And a crowd of around 40,000 people in eastern West Bengal´s Kolkata city was led by the state´s chief minister Mamata Banerjee, a strong Modi critic. - ´Something has changed´ - In Mumbai, thousands including tattooed students and older Muslim men wearing skullcaps brandished Indian flags, posters of Mahatma Gandhi and handed out copies of the constitution. "Something has changed. This is the first time in a long time that people in Mumbai have come out in such large numbers to register dissent," said consultant Karishma V. The protests have been fuelled by anger about alleged police brutality including at a university in Delhi on Sunday night. Security forces in the capital have fired some 450 tear gas shells in the past five days, the Hindustan Times daily reported. One student reportedly lost an eye. The demonstrations in the city have at times turned violent with vehicles set on fire and protesters hurling stones at police in heavily Muslim areas on Wednesday. "If they show us the lathi (police baton), we will show them roses," a student in Delhi, Shivanji, told AFP as she handed flowers to police on Thursday.
  16. Just days after a clash between Jamia students and the police, thousands of protesters continue to gather in various parts of Delhi to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, and reports of innumerable protesters being detained by Delhi Police continue to pour in. Amidst all the unrest, there are a few pictures going viral on social media that give hope that not everything is lost. The pictures are of Delhi Police offering refreshments to the detained protesters. According to a report and pictures shared by ANI, Delhi Police provided the protesters, detained at Surajmal and Rajiv Gandhi stadiums, with bananas, dates, tea and lunch. Delhi: Police personnel offered refreshments at Surajmal stadium to protesters who were detained. (Source: Delhi Police) #CitizenshipAmendmentAct pic.twitter.com/5G890zitEN — ANI (@ANI) December 19, 2019 Reportedly, police said, "In order to provide a human touch, tea and lunch were served to protesters at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Bawana. Sheet, chairs and mats are also provided to all." Delhi Police even tweeted about the same on their official Twitter handle with pictures and wrote, "Officers of Delhi Police interacting with the protesters...Offering tea, biscuits, water, etc." Officers of Delhi Police interacting with the protestors... Offering tea,biscuit,water etc...#DelhiPolice #JantarMantar pic.twitter.com/XC07JFDszx — DCP New Delhi (@DCPNewDelhi) December 19, 2019 According to reports, Delhi Police detained various protestors from the Red Fort and Mandi House and took them to Surajmal and Rajiv Gandhi stadiums. During the protests, many students were clicked giving roses to the police personnel. View the full article
  17. Widespread protests continue to take place across the country, as more and more students take to the streets to protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act. As the number of people and hashtags on social media continue to grow in numbers, people have complaints from their beloved celebrities for their silence on the issue. They want their favourite actors and actresses to voice their views. In the list of celebrities who condemned the violent clash between Jamia students and Delhi police during the protest, another name got added today. That name is of 'Desi Girl' Priyanka Chopra. View this post on Instagram Calm before the storm...coming at you #Day3 #TheSkyIsPink promotions... In theatres Oct 11! #TeamPixel A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on Sep 26, 2019 at 1:42am PDT Priyanka broke her silence today and took to social media to share her opinion and said "Every voice counts." The tweet shared by her mentioned, "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. Every voice counts. And each voice will work towards changing India. #HaveVoiceWillRaise #HaveVoiceMustRaise". pic.twitter.com/rA8PmJTRH7 — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 18, 2019 Celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Dia Mirza, Anurag Kashyap, Richa Chadha, Vishal Bhardwaj and even Hollywood actor John Cusack, are a few names who earlier came forward to voice their opinion on the issue. However, Priyanka Chopra's opinion has left her fans divided on social media. While some are welcoming her views and thanking her for saying this, others are bashing her for speaking her mind. That's how intellectual women speak. Thanks for speaking up PC ⤠— Akanksha â (@akankshabhatt3) December 18, 2019 â¤â¤â¤ðð¼ðð¼ðð¼ so proud, God bless you #HaveVoiceWillRaise #HaveVoiceMustRaise pic.twitter.com/w2S7BZBhWT — ð¤©Mood: #TheSkyIsPink (NP Legacy)ð (@NPglobaldomina) December 18, 2019 When I meet you in person I was scared to tell you why I admire you so much. This statement that you post here on Twitter is what we all need to do to make this world a better place. Children are our future. — Laura Piil-Cerqua (@Laura1375) December 19, 2019 Proud of you PCJ ððð — ShayPCloveð (@shayPClove) December 18, 2019 You are an inspiration..never stay back from giving out your voice to the needy..most generous and kind..love you and support you always..â¤â¤â¤ððð — Mylifepc ððð¡ (@Mylifepc1) December 18, 2019 Madam we hav also gained education from a reputed univ nd we hav also learnt to think independently ... but we were nvr taught to b disloyal to our country ... nd above all v were nt taught to do anything like donkeys without thinking — Pavitra Sachdeva (@pavitrasachdeva) December 18, 2019 Dear PC, burning public property,hurling abuses,Stone pelting and violently attacking police officers is not "Peaceful Protest" Also the V.C of Jami has said in an official statement to the media that there has been no death and it's all a rumour ! — Dreamer achiever (@AnmPClover) December 18, 2019 Hello Hypocrisy Queen But voices should be down when your film going to release ....! ð¤§ð¤§ pic.twitter.com/XzFB5JBIsi — वि_KAS (@Boletoh_Vikas) December 19, 2019 The Citizenship (Amendment) Act grants citizenship to the Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhist, Jains and Parsis, who were facing religious persecution in countries Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The students are protesting the act because they feel that the act is "unconstitutional and divisive" as it does not include Muslims. View the full article
  18. Alia Bhatt stands in solidarity of students protesting CAAThe Indian government has left the country fuming over their latest contentious move with the Citizenship Amendment Act that has sparked numerous protests all across the country and is being opposed by a handful of Bollywood celebrities as well.The latest to join the list is Alia Bhatt who recently voiced her support and showed solidarity towards student-led demonstrations happening across India and are being met with violence at the hands of the police forces.The 27-year-old Raazi actor turned to her Instagram to share a picture of the Preamble to the Constitution along with a brief and powerful message for her followers that showed her support lied with not the jingoistic stance of the government but the students fighting for a secular India.“Learn from the students,” she said.Alia Bhatt stands in solidarity of students protesting CAAApart from Alia, many other Bollywood bigwigs had also raised their voiced against the Act.Ishaan Khatter wrote on his social media: “I was raised to believe in and take pride in the fact that we are the greatest secular nation in the world. I want it to remain that way. I stand by anybody who exercises their rights peacefully and I pray for the unison and well being of all my fellow people.”Sonakshi Sinha had also shared on Twitter her stance on the current circumstances, saying: “This is what we were, what we are and what we MUST remain! #neverforget.” Moreover, actor Mohd Zeeshan Ayub also stood with the Jamia and Aligarh Muslim University students, saying: “Today they are making villains out of Muslims. Even if you do remove them, do you think they will not make any new villains? They will keep making more villains... They have nothing to show. People are bored on Pakistan, Kashmir. They are making a fool of you for their entertainment. Don’t get fooled, stand united.”
  19. Bollywood is a word that personifies more than the term 'entertainment' for this country. One might assume that this industry and the people who run it are merely producing content to generate profits and entertain the masses but a quick look at the myriad of dimensions which surround it, and you realise it is more than just a hood of good cinema. It is 2019, a year where the internet has reached every part of the planet (most of it at least), our superstars and filmmakers use the tool of social media very powerfully because like they say, with greater power, comes greater responsibility. This is exactly what got me thinking that what is exactly the extent of 'freedom of speech' exercised by our cinema stars and how we continue to fall for this delicious trap. © Instagram Marketing is a big investment when a project is helmed and actors are more than aware of it. Here are a few examples of how they casually seep into our 'fan' brains and win accolades and take home some major moolah in return. Supporting a certain cause, announcing a movie around a sensitive subject and then suddenly preaching all about it, going to every state university and malls (because the youth is a major target audience) and doing publicity for their movies are some basic things they do. Once the agenda is met, we see them don a different hat. A new cause to support, a new 'dream' to chase. Anyway, as long as the influence is not negative, we love watching them on-screen, we follow them on social media, we want to know who is wearing what, who is tweeting what and this perennial cycle goes on. However, when it comes to sensitive matters of national interest, there is an echoing silence in this A-lister clan and it is kind of surprising and also not surprising at the same time to me. As a media professional and a consumer of Bollywood, it saddens and upsets me to know that some of the biggest names in the country who can wish miss Priyanka Chopra for her wedding, who can wish our Modi Ji on his birthday, even wish team India during the World Cup, can actually afford to stay silent on sharing their opinion around something that is jolting, and affecting their own biggest target audience: the youth of this country. The ongoing protests across universities including AMU and Jamia Milia and the bloody aftermath of it is not hidden from anyone, even if they claim they're living under a rock. The CAA is picking on the communal thread of this nation and while the older generation sulks over it, the future of this country is asking some basic questions and demanding support, which is being met with a thunderous silence by the government and India's biggest industry, Bollywood. Attack on the students of #Jamia & AMU is the culmination of state terrorism. I strongly condemn fascist BJP government! It's not just students who are being attacked; Great democracy. Let fascism fall! Let the people's revolution erupt! We will stand with the students! pic.twitter.com/RMFDlnSg5n — à®à¯à®®à®¾à®©à¯ (@SeemanOfficial) December 16, 2019 "What do I study now? What is left?" Law student from Jamia breaks down. Enough is enough. A country that attacks it's children has no future. #Jamia https://t.co/HBzYuUCzwT — Srinivas B V (@srinivasiyc) December 16, 2019 Now, if you tell me, that it doesn't matter what an actor or an actress says or supports, and that's not really a problem, then please bear with me as I explain how it is twitching a nerve. Not long ago, a beautiful selfie surfaced on the internet, with some of the biggest names in the industry flying on a private jet, coming down to Delhi to meet our honourable PM and some of the great names in Indian politics. Everyone waxed eloquence on each other's work, talking about our country being in safe hands, etc. But now the dangerous silence that reeks off from this picture just saddens me as someone who wants to believe in the power of a social media influencer. © Instagram Not a single word uttered, not a single tweet made, no Instagram post, nothing. If people buy a particular shoe or drink a particular brand of coffee because their favourite celebrity endorses it, imagine the amount of positive influence our beloved stars can manifest if they simply address it openly. Too much to ask? Well, my thoughts echo with a few people and when actress Sayani Gupta pointed it out today, some celebs did start talking about it eventually. On behalf of the students of Jamia & AMU request at least one of you to tweet or message Mr.Modi condemning this act of police brutality and violence against students. The time has come to speak up guys. Yes? No? May be?@RanveerOfficial @karanjohar @ayushmannk @RajkummarRao pic.twitter.com/6l5ky5zbNt — Sayani Gupta (@sayanigupta) December 15, 2019 @ayushmannk educated the country about Article 15, @RanveerOfficial represented a Murad, @aliaa08 pulled off a spy for her country and @RajkummarRao played the lawyer Shahid Azmi. Well, they should change it to "yeh sabhi paatra aur kalaakar, dono hi kaalpanik hai" — CAB is anti-democratic. ð (@naughty_ghaati) December 15, 2019 Thank you @sayanigupta This call to the Consciousness of Humanity will go a long way in expressing solidarity with our students and strengthen our resolve to safeguard the inclusive aspect of our Constitution Long Live An Inclusive Secular Democratic India — Professional Sevak (@Prof_Sevak) December 16, 2019 Some actors who proved they are a responsible Indian before acting like they are 'too busy for social media' include Vikrant Massey, Swara Bhasker and Siddharth, amongst the few people from this industry. These two are not Krishna and Arjuna. They are Shakuni and Duryodhana. Stop attacking #universities! Stop assaulting #students! #JamiaMilia #JamiaProtest — Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 16, 2019 Shocking messages of violence, tear gassing from #Jamia in #Delhi ! Why are students being treated like criminals? Why are hostels being tear gassed.. ??? What is going on #DelhiPolice ???? Shocking and shameful! #CABProtests — Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) December 15, 2019 This is a picture of students from #JamiaMilia holding photos of #Ambedkar & #Gandhi opposing the #CAA2019 We haven't forgotten our roots. And we will fight to regain the lost sanity of this proud country ð®ð³ #StandWithJamia #Delhiviolence pic.twitter.com/gOCh0B7Cnw — Vikrant Massey (@masseysahib) December 15, 2019 The stark reality, which you, as a fan of a certain actor, needs to remind yourself is that our favourites will play strong characters in reel life, but turns out that in real life, heroes are not found on the screen but are found fighting for what is right and making himself/herself heard screaming the truth, on a street around you. So while we should continue enjoying a good film and lauding great performances, let's just draw the curtains on the expectations that an industry which drives up budgets for marketing to acquire validation from fans will conveniently turn off their internet and live in their own bubble of 'acche din' as their young fans endure the wrath of a situation. They definitely speak up for what matters to them, and there have been times when Bollywood has come forward in solidarity for issues. But looks like, this one time, it's not that bothersome. Well, the CAA had caught the attention of the United Nations but looks like Bollywood is running on a different time zone. So if I do ask our favourite influencers, 'how's the josh?', the answer will be 'not very high sir'. View the full article
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