Hrithik Roshan: Deeply saddened by the unrest across various educational institutions

Updated: Dec 18, 2019, 20:36 IST | PTI | Mumbai

After a string of Bollywood stars, now Hrithik Roshan tweets on the protests against the Citizen Amendment Act

Picture Courtesy: Official Twitter Account/Hrithik Roshan
Picture Courtesy: Official Twitter Account/Hrithik Roshan

In an apparent reference to the police crackdown against the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, actor Hrithik Roshan on Wednesday said he is saddened by the unrest across various educational institutions across India and hoped for peace.

The actor is the latest name from Bollywood to react to the violence the students were subjected to on Sunday evening as they were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act. "As a parent and a citizen of India, I am deeply saddened by the unrest across various educational institutions of our country.

"I hope and pray for peace to return as soon as possible. Great teachers learn from their students. I salute the world's youngest democracy," Hrithik, 45, wrote on Twitter. Take a look right here:

While some on social media praised the popular actor for raising his voice, many questioned his late entry to the debate and his neutral perspective on the issue. "I am a huge fan of yours. Please remain neutral like this and don't fall into the propaganda trap laid by your liberal friends, in this critical time. That's all I wish from a superstar like you," a Twitter user said.

Another wrote, "Nobody can remain neutral in a crucial time."

A tweep quipped, "Brother, you're late. The program is already over."

"Silence was much better," wrote a disappointed user on the microblogging site.

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK