“JNU incident angers me as it questions the nation’s unity”- Anupam Kher

“JNU incident angers me as it questions the nation’s unity”- Anupam Kher

Actor Anupam Kher came down heavily on a group of students at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans.

Reacting to the same incident, “Sometimes there are moments you can’t be politically correct especially on those times when issues are related to the country. Like what happened at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Whatever I watched in the video it is frightening. In a capital city of our country while some groups are raising slogans about ‘desh ki barbadi’ and ‘Azadi’ I can ignore the incident. It angered and fumed me as a countryman.” He said at the book launch of Munmun Ghosh’s ‘Thicker than Blood’.

Kher said freedom of speech does not mean people have the right to create disunity in the country. “It is not about freedom of speech, everyone should have their own opinion. But when it comes to nation’s unity, you don’t have the right to play with togetherness. It was the decision of High Court following a legal process and about a person (Afzal Guru) who attacked Parliament so there is no question of sparing him. Calling him Shahid I am sorry I am not in favor of calling this as a freedom of speech.”

The 60 year old actor is surprised that people are ignoring the incident even after watching the video and also expressed annoyance over politics being played on the JNU issue.

The raging JNU row which has transformed into an ideological fight in between BJP and its Left rivals, with Congress VP Rahul Gandhi for offering them support, Kher said, “While they are all representatives of their parties, how can they support instead of condemning. Also, I am scared what is happening to our country?”

“I am sorry I can’t be polite and it angers me, shocks me as an Indian. I don’t believe 1.3 billion people will let them destroy our country. There is much more in this country than the political game of certain parties.” He concluded.