JNU Attacks: Swara Bhaskar, Twinkle Khanna, Shabana Azmi and Others Express Outrage
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JNU Attacks: Swara Bhaskar, Twinkle Khanna, Shabana Azmi and Others Express Outrage

JNU Protests took a turn for the worst when an attack on students and teachers by a mob was reported at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi

An array of Bollywood personalities like Swara Bhaskar, Shabana Azmi, Dia Mirza, Riteish Deshmukh, Twinkle Khanna, Rajkummar Rao, Manoj Bajpayee and Nimrat Kaur, among many others have condemned the attack on students and teachers by a mob at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. Several masked individuals thrashed students and teachers inside the campus here with wooden and metal rods on Sunday.

While the number of the injured in the various clashes which occurred throughout the day was not yet known, at least 20 students were admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences with severe injuries, including the Students Union President Aishe Ghosh, who was reportedly hit over the eye with an iron rod.

Here's what the celebrities have tweeted:

Swara Bhaskar:

Let’s be clear! The attack on JNU last night is a culmination of three years of relentless and false villification of JNU students, teachers & the institution itself - by the govt., Godi media, BJP IT cell & their minions and many times by the JNU VC and JNU admin itself!

Shabana Azmi:

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

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.

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.

Mahesh Bhatt: 

It's here! Fascism has come to India in the name of national security. Time to shed our toxic silences and speak against it in one voice.

Rajkummar Rao:

What happened in #JNU is shameful, horrific and heartbreaking. Those who are responsible for these attacks should be punished. #JNUViolence.

Twinkle Khanna: 

India, where cows seem to receive more protection than students, is also a country that now refuses to be cowed down. You can't oppress people with violence-there will be more protests, more strikes, more people on the street. This headline says it all.

Anurag Basu:

Organised attack on the students because what they say, do or believe in?! Since when has having an opinion a crime in modern India! Cover your faces, the world is looking at you....#SOSJNU. In another tweet, Basu wrote: Only credible voice of resistance and opposition left in this country are students, You'll not be able to muzzle this voice. Keep trying. #JNUattack.

Taapsee Pannu:

Sums it all For everyone who refuses to look at it, acknowledge it let''s wait till your house burns down.

Kriti Sanon:

It breaks my heart to see what happened at JNU! What''s going on in India is horrifying!! Students & teachers being beaten up and terrorised by masked cowards!! The constant blame game! Stooping so low for political agendas! Violence is never a solution! How have we become so inhuman?

Manoj Bajpayee:

Cruel...horrific.....scary..images from JNU are very disturbing. It should be condemned in no uncertain words. No democracy should allow colleges and universities to be so unsafe that goons can enter at will at any time to hurt and intimidate.

Nimrat Kaur:

Disgusted with the cancerous India we wake up to every single day. What''s next? Who''s next? Where''s next? We''re yet to heal from all the recent horrific atrocities and new ones just bulldoze their way right in. Sickened to disbelief. #JamiaMilia #UP #JNU #India.

Ali Fazal:

It was not a Clash. This was pre-planned and executed.

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By Rida Lodhi
Feminist, loves to keep a pulse of all things entertainment, Can converse in Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lingo, Pakistani music aficionado and a complete foodie. Tweets at RidaLodhi6