Malayalam film personalities support anti-CAA protests!
The controversial Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) has seen widespread protests across the country. After police entered the Jamia Millia Islamia university in New Delhi and attacked the innocent students, the issue caught worldwide attention. Student community from universities across the nation have now joined in and have been fighting from the forefront against the CAA.
Film personalities have also come out expressing their solidarity to the students and thereby expressing their dissent at the CAA. From Malayalam film industry, many prominent voices have supported anti-CAA protests
Parvathy, Rima Kallingal, Aashiq Abu, Zakariya Mohammed, Sunny Wayne, Prithviraj, Harshad, Savitri Sreedharan, Amala Paul, Maala Parvathi, Muhsin Parari and Geetu Mohandas were among the first to raise their voice. They were then followed by Mammootty, Rajisha Vijayan, Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith, Soubin Shahir, Asif Ali, Dulquer Salmaan, Tovino Thomas, Anaswara Rajan, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Nivin Pauly and many others.
‘Sudani From Nigeria’ team who won the National award for Best Malayalam film have boycotted the event. When the CAB was initially passed by the Rajya Sabha with a majority vote, actress Parvathy took to her Twitter handle to express her dissent. She wrote,
Shiver through the spine. Oh, we cannot be letting this happen! Oh no
Rima Kallingal’s post reads,
With the youngsters who are asking for peace, for justice, for fairness in the land they live. When the mighty, the powerful and the rich look away, the real owners of this land, these kids will look into your eyes and ask the relevant questions.
Vineeth Sreenivasan did not mince words at the ruling government as he wrote,
For u they are a minority. For us they are our brothers and sisters. Pls take ur CAB and drive away to a land far far away from us. Please take all ur bills while u go, including the NRC..
Superstar Mammootty has written,
We can forge ahead as a nation only when we rise above caste, creed, religion and other considerations.
Secularism, democracy and equality are our birthright and we must resist any attempt to destroy it. However, do remember that our tradition is that of Ahimsa and non violence. Protest peacefully and stand up for a better India. #longlivesecularism #unitedwestand