Akshay Kumar claims he liked tweet mocking Jamia Millia University protest by mistake

Akshay Kumar claims he liked tweet mocking Jamia Millia University protest by mistake

Other Bollywood celebs have expressed solidarity with students and activists on the receiving end of police brutality.
Updated 16 Dec, 2019

The recent passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India has resulted in protests all around the country.

Reportedly, in Delhi, over 100 students and activists protesting against the contentious law were injured on Sunday; the police used excessive force and tear gas, getting violent with students from Jamia Millia Islamia University, among others with harrowing videos doing the rounds on social media of them storming into the university.

Only a handful of Bollywood celebrities have expressed solidarity with Jamia Millia Islamia University students. These include Konkona Sensharma, Anurag Kashap, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha and Pooja Bhatt to name a few:

However, it is Akshay Kumar who has found himself in the middle of controversy despite remaining silent on the matter initially.

The actor liked a tweet mocking the entire situation; it read "Badhai ho...Jamia mein Azaadi mili hai (congratulations, Jamia has won independence)" and showed the police in riot gear on the campus without a student in sight. He swiftly unliked the post but not before someone took a screenshot.

Kumar took to Twitter to clear the air, claiming that he had liked the tweet by mistake. "I was scrolling and accidentally it must have been pressed and when I realised I immediately unliked it as In no way do I support such acts," he wrote.

There seems to be deafening silence on the matter from Bolly bigwigs otherwise; even SRK hasn't publicly condemned the attack yet even though he's a Jamia Milia Islamia University alumnus himself.


M. Saeed Dec 16, 2019 05:51pm
After thoughts are always crafted.
Bilal Sarfraz Dec 16, 2019 05:53pm
Just an example of Hindu supremacy mindset.
Faisal Naqvi Dec 17, 2019 01:22am
Jinnah was so right. He forsaw and understood the grudge of Hindu extremists.
TruthMatters Dec 17, 2019 02:19am
When has AK ever sided with Muslims or non-Hindu minorities? No surprise there ... his social activism is limited to ‘padman’ or other causes that allow him a make a buck or further establish his brand/status as a ‘two-faced’ hero of convenience. Bravo, AK!
Fasih Syed Dec 17, 2019 02:20am
Whatever action the Indian government is taking one after another is going against the deep roots of Indian secular strong foundation for which India was known for it for decades. Removing article 35 and 370 from the Indian constitution and now the controversial bill putting 3 million people in incarcerated camps are remembered in the history as black actions against humanity and civility. Now force applied on a peaceful procession of students in Delhi will be be approved by any civil society and community.
Dr. Rafiq Khan Dec 17, 2019 03:16am
The true face of india. Aye Quaid-e-Azam tera ahsaan hai ahsaan.
Sheraz Dec 17, 2019 03:45am
You are all Hindus and no soft corner for your own country people. Shame
AZAM AKBAR Dec 17, 2019 08:46am
A person of double faces.
Raj Dec 17, 2019 09:39am
He will join politics soon, with the blessing of Modi and Shah
Ayesha Sandhu Dec 17, 2019 02:35pm
@Faisal Naqvi very well said.
Ruswai 2 Dec 18, 2019 05:25am
Who is he?
Ajmal Hussain Dec 18, 2019 07:10am
A liar.
Alih Dec 19, 2019 04:04pm
Yeah mistake. Right.
Aloo Ka Paratha Dec 19, 2019 07:50pm
oh yes sure we believe you ;)
Kamil Sanaulla Dec 19, 2019 11:16pm
Excluding Muslims from the list is unbelievable and wrong. Example. a person of Indian origin in Afghanistan is considered an alien in that country because he/she is ethnically different from the Afghans irrespective of that Indian's religion, Muslim or Hindu. If that person because of his Indian origin returns to India and lives in India, how can that person be excluded just because he happens to be a Muslim is awfully unfair and this law passed recently does just that. An amendment to this law shall be made to include all including the Muslims. Thanks.