Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan: Bollywood Stars Condemn Unrest in Educational Institutions
Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan stressed on the importance of education, adding it is the right of every child. Their words come after B-town celebs received flak for not speaking up on the grave matter
With great fame comes greater responsibility. Celebrities always tend to get involved somehow or the other when it comes to political subjects. Known to be sources of inspiration to their fans, they carry the baggage of having to speak up on important matters, while also receiving flak if they fail to do so. The same goes for Bollywood A-listers who are being condemned for their silence over the ongoing protests in India following police violence at Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University. In latest news, Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan have finally chosen to open up on the issue.
Priyanka stressed on the importance of educational institutions. She tweeted, "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".
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 18, 2019
Hrithik took to Twitter to express that he is deeply saddened by the unrest. He tweeted, "As a parent and a citizen of India, I am deeply saddened by the unrest across various educational institutions of our country. I hope and pray for peace to return as soon as possible. Great teachers learn from their students. I salute the world’s youngest democracy." In a statement released on Thursday night, Rajinikanth said, “Violence and unrest should not become a way to address a problem. In the interest of the country’s security and welfare, I request all Indians to stay united and vigilant. The ongoing violence has caused me a lot of pain.”
As a parent and a citizen of india , I am deeply saddened by the unrest across various educational institutions of our country. I hope and pray for peace to return as soon as possible. Great teachers learn from their students. I salute the worlds youngest democracy.— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) December 18, 2019
Dia Mirza also voiced her opinion on CAA in her latest tweet. “My mother is a Hindu, my biological father was a Christian, my adopted father – a Muslim. In all official documents, my religion status stays blank. Does religion determine I am an Indian? It never did and I hope it never does. #OneIndia #India,” she tweeted. Bhumi Pednekar also spoke up on the matter. She tweeted, "Violence is not a tool to make our country better. We are a democracy and we have the power to exercise our fundamental rights in a rightful manner. What the students faced has shaken me and my heart goes out to them and I protest the way the situation was handled."