"Shocking, Disgusting, Cowardly": Bollywood On JNU Attack

Around 7 pm today, 50-60 masked men and women entered the campus of JNU in Delhi and ransacked the premises and beat up students who were peacefully protesting against a fee hike.

'Shocking, Disgusting, Cowardly': Bollywood On JNU Attack

JNU Students' Union President Aishe Ghosh was admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre with severe head injuries

New Delhi:

Actors, director and public figures have spoken against the violence that broke out today evening at the JNU campus. Around 7 pm today, 50-60 masked men and women entered the campus of JNU in Delhi and ransacked the institute premises and beat up students who were peacefully protesting against a fee hike.

30 students and a dozen faculty members have sustained injuries during the attack and have been hospitalised. JNU Students' Union President Aishe Ghosh, who suffered severe head injuries, was admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre. Suchitra Sen, who is a faculty of JNU's Centre for the Study of Regional Development, was also admitted to AIIMS with injuries to her head. 2 students remain in critical condition.

Here are some of the reactions of Bollywood actors and public figures:

Sonam Kapoor: Shocking disgusting and cowardly. Have the balls to at least show your face when you want to attack innocents.

Richa Chadha: "Delhi Police, please note. Read up on Chauri Chaura, 1922. There's no Mahatma alive today to call off a movement if it becomes violent. You are being used as dispensable pawns. The people will remain, you can't possibly outnumber people."

Konkona Sen Sharma: "Who are these masked cowards attacking students? Why are the police not protecting them?? Unbelievable."

Anurag Kashyap: It is now time to condemn the BJP. They will say that whoever did this was wrong, but the truth is that whatever happened was done by BJP and ABVP and was carried out under the supervision and at the behest of @narendramodi and @AmitShah. They did this with the help @DelhiPolice. This is the only truth.

Shabana Azmi: This is beyond shocking ! Condemnation is not enough. Immediate action needs to be taken against the perpetrators.

Taapsee Pannu: Such is the condition inside what we consider to be a place where our future is shaped. It's getting scarred for ever. Irreversible damage. What kind of shaping up is happening here, it's there for us to see.... saddening."

Genelia Deshmukh: Absolutely disturbed to see the visuals of masked goons enter JNU and attack students & teachers - sheer brutality!! Humble appeal to the police to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice

Riteish Deshmukh: Why do you need to cover your face? Because you know you are doing something wrong, illegal & punishable.  There is no honour in this-Its horrific to see the visuals of students & teachers brutally attacked by masked goons inside JNU-Such violence cannot & should not be tolerated

Zeeshan Ayub: Request more and more people to reach JNU. The goons are being given a free hand by the rioters who have closed the doors of the campus. Tell your friends, relatives and everyone and reach out together.

Swara Bhasker: JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh attacked by alleged ABVP Goons.. This attack is ONGOING @DelhiPolice  Vasant Kunj thana is less than 1km away!!!!!!!! Why are you letting this happen???

Pooja Bhatt: To members of my supposed 'fraternity'who were meant to opine & dine with the ruling party this evening-trust you implored them to curtail the violence unfolding across the nation.Or at the very least,as part of the 'scrumptious' meal on offer,help yourselves to some humble pie.

Prakash Raj: Hurt..anguished..sickening to hear of the barbaric attack on students in #JNUViolence THESE WOUNDS ARE DEEPER THAN FLESH.. will we hang our head in shame for being silent spectators or will we stand up against these bigots who are terrorising our children..our future #JustAsking

Dia Mirza: How long will this be allowed to continue? How long will you turn a blind eye? How long will the defenceless be attacked in the name of politics or religion? Enough is enough. @DelhiPolice

Kunal Kamra: India is a parody account of democracy.

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