As big stars remain silent, Hollywood extends support to Jamia

MUMBAI: As the biggest of Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan maintained a deafening silence -except for a few significant voices, Hollywood star John Cusack has come out in support of the Jamia Students.

Cusack, known for his role in blockbuster apocalyptic  movie 2012, has actually tweeted ‘in solidarity’ with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia.

In a string of tweets, Cusack condemned the violence perpetrated by the Delhi police.

“Stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters and students in solidarity being brutalized by modi,” the actor tweeted.

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“Fascists in India trying to set students against each other -To cover for economic collapse of demonetization but they are standing together in solidarity with their Muslim brothers & sisters – This is fascism everywhere- them or us,” he wrote.

The actor also shared a video that shows hurt students hiding in a washroom. 

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Shah Rukh Khan, a Jamia Millia University alum maintained an eerily silent on the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act also not responded to the violent student clashes that erupted in New Delhi on December 15 involving Jamia Millia Islamia University students as they protested against the bill.

Several parts of India have been witnessing violent protests ever since the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Parliament last week.

The bill provides for speeding up the process for Indian citizenship to six non-Muslim communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — facing religious persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and having sought shelter in India as of December 31, 2014.

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