BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: The nation is coming face to face with some of its ugliest aspects in the form of attacks on doctors, the very same people who are risking their lives at the front lines to save others from the deadly coronavirus.
It is worse when such shameful attacks are carried out under pretext of baseless assumptions. Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn came down heavily on such miscreants who attacked doctors. He gave a vicious tongue lashing on Twitter, saying he was disgusted and angry. He tweeted, “DISGUSTED & ANGRY to read reports of “educated” persons attacking doctors in their neighbourhood on baseless assumptions. Such insensitive people are the worst criminals”.
DISGUSTED & ANGRY to read reports of “educated” persons attacking doctors in their neighbourhood on baseless assumptions. Such insensitive people are the worst criminals😡#StaySafeStayHome #IndiaFightsCorona
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 12, 2020
This is not the first time that Bollywood has condemned attacks on doctors and medical personnel. When such incidents first surfaced, numerous celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Javed Akhtar, Paresh Rawal and Hema Malini took to social media to call out the attackers for their disgusting acts.
An appeal 🙏 to all brothers and sisters from all social status and faiths. Please don’t resort to violence,stone throwing or lynching. Doctors,Nurses,Medics, Policemen etc..are endangering their lives to save you. We have to win this Coronavirus war together. Please. Jai Hind!🇮🇳
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 2, 2020
Just think what will happen if Doctors refuse to treat those who have treated them so inhumanly ! https://t.co/gE2PRj3y7u
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) April 2, 2020
While Rishi pleaded with Indian citizens to not hurt medical personnel, Paresh reflected on the irony if doctors refused to treat people. Javed urged the police not to show mercy towards such attackers while Hema found such acts sad and shameful.
I strongly condemn those who have thrown stones on the doctors in Indore and hope that Indore police will not to show any leniency to them n I request others to CO-operate with the doctors Police n administration every where . The whole nation should be united to fight Korona
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) April 2, 2020
In the midst of the entire country’s appreciation of the sacrifices of doctors, health workers & paramedics comes the news of unwarranted attacks on them in Indore by ungrateful miscreants. How could a mob attack ppl who are risking their own lives to save ours? Sad! Shameful!
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) April 3, 2020