Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's tweet with folded hands emoji over the JNU violence has attracted widespread anger from the people on social media.
Attack on JNU students and teachers has been criticized strongly by eminent personalities, Bollywood celebrities and the common man, expressing their dissent on social media.
Big B's tweet with an emoticon of 'folded hands' garnered a lot of attention when thousands of fans thronged to his timeline and requested him to speak over the issue. The public also made references to 'Angry Young Man' personality of senior Bachchan to get their points across and asked Big B to raise his voice regarding the JNU attacks.
T 3602 - 🙏— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 5, 2020
Twitteratis also went restless by Bachchan's silence. They reminded him of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award he had been conferred recently by president Ram Nath Kovind. Everyone in the film fraternity is taking up the issue to the social media, Amitabh Bachchan's silence was the major topic of discussion among the Twitterites.
There were, however, many members of the Hindi film industry who voiced their opinion on social media after witnessing the masked goons creating havoc at the JNU premises. Riteish Deshmukh, Swara Bhaskar, Sonam Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Diya Mirza and a lot more celebrities took to the microblogging site and condemned the brutal attack.
Over 20 people, including students and teachers, from Jawaharlal Nehru University were injured and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after some masked goons barred the campus premises and injured them. Aishe Ghosh, the JNU Students' Union President was also admitted to the hospital heavily bleeding. The incident has drawn strong reactions from political lobbies as well and accused 'those in power' of trying to suppress the voice of students.