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Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Swara Bhaskar lead protest at Mumbai’s Bandra against JNU attack

“Enough!” shouted one of the agitators by holding up placards at the protest, while another appealed to the people to “speak up for the violence”

Mumbai: Bollywood personalities joined hundreds of people in a peaceful protest against the attack on New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University campus. Several celebrities protested at Carter Road in Mumbai on Monday evening, combining sloganeering with songs and poetry performance.

Vishal Bharadwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Anubhav Sinha, Zoya Akhtar, Diya Mirza, Rahul Bose, Richa Chadha, Swanand Kirkire, Reema Kagti, Hansal Mehta, Sayani Gupta, Gauahar Khan and Taapsee Pannu and Kunal Kamra were present to agitate.

“Enough!” shouted one of the agitators by holding up placards at the protest, while another appealed to the people to “speak up for the violence”. The protests continued, students recited poetry condemning the recent instances of violence in India while amateur musicians picked up guitars and strummed melodious protest tunes.

Actor Swara Bhasker hoped everyone in India would now break their silence as “it’s enough”. “There’s a saying in Hindi, ‘Bahut hua sammaan (Enough of showing respect),” she said. “So, we have reached that stage in this nation where we have shown enough respect for the government, the law and order machinery, which have several times failed to fulfill their responsibility.”

A Policemen stood by through the agitation, some smiling and tapping their feet along to the music.

Hundreds of students also held agitation at the Mumbai capital’s Gateway of India in solidarity with the students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Around 34 faculty members and students were injured in the violence unleashed by a gang of 70 to 100 masked attackers on the JNU campus on Sunday evening.

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