It was a horrifying Sunday night for the students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University as masked men barged into the campus with iron rods and injured many. The violent attack left many in shock and a lot of celebrities condemned the act. Swara Bhasker was among the first ones to raise her voice as her parents live on the campus. She had posted a video on social media asking for help as her parents were trapped inside the campus during the violence. Now, she has started an online petition to seek support and justice.
She has started an online petition on change.org asking many questions revolving around the JNU violence. Stating that 'my blood ran cold when I saw the videos of masked men and their bloodied victims surface on social media', Swara questioned the complicity of the Police. She asked why the police who were standing outside the JNU gate did not do anything to stop the hooligans. "Where was the police? Eyewitnesses say 250 police personnel were standing outside the campus main gates for almost 3 hours, while the goons continued to cause havoc inside. Was the attacking mob being given a free hand? By whom?," asks Swara. (Also Read: Deepika Padukone Visits JNU To Stand In Solidarity With Students; #boycottchhapaak Trends In India)
Further, her petition reads, "Sign my petition asking the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court to take suo moto cognisance of the attack on JNU, set up an independent judicial inquiry into the identity of the masked goons who attacked JNU and the complicity of Delhi Police.This signals a complete breakdown of law and order. If, as citizens, we cannot turn to the police to protect us and uphold the law, where are we to go?" For more updates, watch this space.
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