John Cusack lends support to Jamia students

John Cusack lends support to Jamia students

"Stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters and students in solidarity," said the actor.
17 Dec, 2019

Over 100 students and activists protesting against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) were injured on Sunday in Delhi when the police used excessive force and tear gas, getting violent with students and storming the Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Only a handful of Bollywood celebrities such as Pooja Bhatt and Anurag Kashyap expressed solidarity with the students after countless videos and images of the police brutality started making the rounds on social media but as the evidence spread further, more folks joined in to condemn the attack on the protesters.

Hollywood actor John Cusack also tweeted in support of the Jamia students, condemning the attack on them:

"Fascism is not a joke - we use the word with the understanding it’s deadly," wrote the actor.

"Stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters and students in solidarity being brutalized by Modi," wrote the actor as he shared a post by Arundhati Roy calling out the recent passing of the CAA.

He added, "Fascists in India trying to set students against each other - to cover for economic collapse of demonetization but they are standing together in solidarity with their Muslim brothers & sisters - This is fascism everywhere - them or us."

Cusack also posted videos of the violence the students endured, along with the caption 'Solidarity.'

The bill which is now the CAA makes it easier for the non-Muslim immigrants from India's neighbours - Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan - to become citizens of India; it entitles Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians facing religious persecution in the three nations to seek Indian citizenship thus excluding Muslims, the largest minority community in India.


nam Dec 17, 2019 11:57am
Amazing! I welcome the support. However, Sharuk Khan will not support, he knows the situtation well.
flying star Dec 17, 2019 02:02pm
thank you John Cusack
Fareed N Dec 17, 2019 03:02pm
3 pseudo KHANS of Bollywood are quiet but a Hollywood actor speaks against fascism in India.
Zufliqar Dec 17, 2019 08:28pm
My favorite actor and a good human as well! Respect
Sushil D Dec 17, 2019 10:05pm
Akshay Kumar supports the CAB
Aslam Dec 18, 2019 05:18am
Who is John Cusac? Where is Jamia Milia? What is Jamia Milia?
Hassan Dec 18, 2019 05:33am
Really appreciate your support.
Anonymouseee Dec 18, 2019 05:53am
Thank you John Cusack. Stand united against fascism.
Gopal Patel Dec 18, 2019 12:53pm
What does Mr John Cusack know about CAA.? It has now become fashionable for the celebrities to jump into controversial incidents any where in the world.
Hassan Dec 18, 2019 03:02pm
@Gopal Patel : you know that there is a thing called Google۔۔۔۔۔
N abidai Dec 19, 2019 09:18am
The should kicked Anupam Kherr ,out of HW ,now!