There have been several protests across the nation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Millions of Indian citizens hit the streets, protesting over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill that was passed into an act. Added to that, the violent clashes that took place between students of Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University and the Delhi police, several educational campuses like IIT Bombay, TISS, IISc Bengaluru and many more marched against the controversial CAA and the police crackdown in Jamia. While social media was disappointed with the big Bollywood stars not speaking out on the act and the violence, now Farhan Akhtar finally spoke up about the issue.
One of the most outspoken Bollywood stars Farhan Akhtar, now took to his Twitter handle, and shared a picture describing what CAA and NRC is, and why people are protesting against it. With his tweet, he appealed to his fans to gather at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai, on Thursday and he will be joining the protest too. While a few celebs have spoken up about the Act on social media, Farhan Akhtar wrote that the time to protest on social media is over. His tweet read, “Here’s what you need to know about why these protests are important. See you on the 19th at August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai. The time to protest on social media alone is over.” ALSO READ: Farhan Akhtar Slams A Troll Over CAA; Says ‘Will Request David Dhawan To Cast You In ‘Bigot No 1’
Here’s what you need to know about why these protests are important. See you on the 19th at August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai. The time to protest on social media alone is over. pic.twitter.com/lwkyMCHk2v— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) December 18, 2019
Meanwhile, a section of Twitterati is disappointed that the Bollywood biggies haven’t addressed the ongoing unrest and violent protests in the country. Among the few who did speak up, are Vicky Kaushal, Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra, Anurag Kashyap, Dia Mirza, Kubbra Sait, Riteish Deshmukh, Huma Qureshi, Renuka Shahane, Sudhir Mishra, and now Farhan Akhtar.
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