BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: While the country is facing lockdown and it’s maddening effects, some people are being harassed by the Delhi police as they are reportedly protesters against the policies of the Centre on issues of CAA, NRC and NPR.
29 celebrities including Mahesh Bhatt, Aparna Sen, Ratna Pathak Shah, Anurag Kashyap, Vishal Bhardwaj, Vishal Dadlani, Nandita Das, Konkona Sen Sharma, Hansal Mehta, Onir, Sushant Singh, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Neeraj Ghaywan, Ashwini Chaudhury and Ankur Tewari have signed the petition demanding an end to such dubious action by the police.
The petition reads: “To fight this pandemic, the citizens and authorities need to stand by each other. By targeting activists taking advantage of the lockdown, when there is hardly even any media coverage of its actions, the Delhi Police is betraying the civic rights of the citizens. We urge the Delhi Police to stop abusing the lockdown, respect the human rights of our fellow citizens and put an end to this witch-hunt. We demand the release of these students and activists.”
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) April 19, 2020
It further adds: “The country light now is reeling through a grave crisis as a result of the novel CoronaVirus and nearly a month-long lockdown. We are all being asked to stay home and stay safe in order to break the chain of the deadly virus. We are shocked to know that in this midst of such a grave situation, the Delhi Police has arrested two students of Jamia Millia Islamia and several activists from localities of North-East Delhi who had participated in peaceful protests against the CAA.”