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‘The Tashkent Files’ Director Vivek Agnihotri Wants To Help Injured Students, Conditions Apply

Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri On Monday Showed Support To The Injured Students Following The JNU Violence By Reaching Out To Them On Social Media.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 06 Jan 2020, 11:54:09 AM
Vivek Agnihotri Recahes Out To Injured Students

Vivek Agnihotri Recahes Out To Injured Students (Photo Credit: Instagram)

New Delhi:

Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri on Monday showed support to the injured students following the JNU violence by reaching out to them on social media. Urging the injured students to reach out to him, the Tashkent Files filmmaker, tweeted, “All the injured students (non-leftists) pl contact me urgently on DM. You are not alone.”

Other Bollywood stars such as Swara Bhasker, Shabana Azmi, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub and Taapsee Pannu, and filmmakers Aparna Sen and Hansal Mehta on Sunday condemned the violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University and urged Delhi Police to intervene. Violence broke out at JNU on Sunday night after masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police.

At least 18 people were injured and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). JNU students' union president Aishe Ghosh suffered a head injury.

The Left-controlled JNUSU and the RSS-affiliated ABVP blamed each other for the violence that continued for nearly two hours. Several disturbing videos that show masked people carrying sticks and bats have gone viral on social media.

Swara, whose mother Ira Bhaskar is a professor at the JNU, took to Twitter to appeal to the people on social media to reach the campus "to pressure the government and Delhi Police" to control the violence.

"Urgent appeal!!!! To all Delhiites PLS gather in large numbers outside the Main Gate of JNU campus on Baba Gangnath Marg.. to pressure the govt. & #DelhiPolice to stop the rampage by alleged ABVP masked goons on JNU campus," the actor captioned the video, adding that she was concerned about her parents' safety who live at the campus.

Commenting on Swara's video, Azmi said she was shocked by the violence and called for immediate action against the perpetrators.

"Is this really happening ? Im not in India and it all seems like a nightmare. 20 Students Admitted To AIIMS As Violence Breaks Out In JNU. Students and Teachers beaten. Reprehensible, Appalling Condemnable. Immediate action must be taken against the perpetrators," she tweeted.

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First Published : 06 Jan 2020, 11:20:16 AM