Bollywood’s famous actor and dramatic-figure Nasir Uddin Shah has protested against the police torture on students who demanded the repeal of controversial citizenship laws in India.
The veteran actor has said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself did not have any sympathy for the students as he was not a student.
Anandabazar newspaper reported such comments in an interview on an online news portal on Monday.
Nasir Uddin Shah said, “I don’t know if I have a birth certificate. I have been working in this country for many years. The rest of my family members has worked in the police, some in the administration, some in the army. Now, if I have to give evidence today as an Indian citizen, it is not a concern but anger. I’m not worried, I’m angry.
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He said, “One of the main features of the present government is the hatred towards the student community. They were never students themselves, never shown interest in literacy.
‘Students are the group who think about the future of the country. When they grow up, they have to think about what the future holds for them. The Prime Minister was not a part of that group, so he has no sympathy for them. Before coming to terms with his degree in political science, he himself said he even had not studied.
Nasir Uddin said the recent spate of spontaneous protests across the country surrounding the citizenship law was very promising.