Farhan Akhtar on Citizenship Act: Time to protest on social media alone is over

Amid violent protest across the nation over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar on Wednesday said that he will be hitting the streets to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act as he believes that the time to express outrage on social media alone is over.

Farhan Akhtar on Citizenship Act: Time to protest on social media alone is over
Farhan Akhtar on Citizenship Act: Time to protest on social media alone is over

Farhan Akhtar on Citizenship Act: Time to protest on social media alone is over

Amid violent protest across the nation over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar on Wednesday said that he will be hitting the streets to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act as he believes that the time to express outrage on social media alone is over.

He announced that he will be partaking in a protest to be held on Thursday at August Kranti Maidan. The Bollywood actor tweeted, “Will see you on the 19th of August at Kranti Maidan in Mumbai.  The time to protest alone on social media is over”. More than that, the brilliant actor also shared an image which explains the ramifications of the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizen.

According to the controversial CAA which has initiated violent protest in Assam as well as across the nation  claimed that the members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who had come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014, and were facing religious persecution, will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.

Moreover, Farhan’s response came three days after Delhi Police action against the students of Jamia Millia Islamia University on Sunday which creates havoc across the National Capital. The police entered the campus after a protest against the Act by the students which turned violent. 

As per reports, many from the film industry  including Javed Akhtar, Alia Bhat, Mahesh Bhatt, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra, filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap, and Hollywood actor John Cusack expressed solidarity with the youth  and showed their anger over the police crackdown inside the campus.