Vote Out BJP and Allies, Urges Anurag Kashyap Along with 600 Theatre Artistes

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Anurag Kashyap

They appealed to citizens to help safeguard the Constitution, India’s “syncretic, secular ethos” and to vote to “defeat the forces of darkness and barbarism”.

Caravan News

NEW DELHI – It seems that the larger section of writers, filmmakers, scientists are extremely upset with Narendra Modi government, its governance, policies taken up during the last five years. They have been appealing to the citizens to vote against the Bharatiya Janata Party in the current Lok Sabha elections.

After filmmakers, writers, scientist, now more than 600 theater artistes appealed to the people to vote out the BJP and its allies citing the party’s role in violence and hate politics. They issued a joint statement appealing to citizens to “vote bigotry, hatred, and apathy out of power”.

The joint statement was signed by 616 theater artistes from all over the country including Amol Palekar, Anurag Kashyap, Dolly Thakore, Lillete Dubey, Naseeruddin Shah, Abhishek Majumdar, Anamika Haksar, Navtej Johar, MK Raina, Mahesh Dattani, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah and Sanjna Kapoor.

They appealed to people to “vote against the BJP and its allies” and to vote for a secular, democratic and inclusive India. “Vote to empower the weakest, protect liberty, protect the environment, and foster scientific thinking,” it said. The statement was released in 12 languages.

The statement said the upcoming elections are the most critical in the history of independent India. It said the Bharatiya Janata Party, which came to power with the promise of development, gave “free rein to Hindutva goons” to indulge in the politics of hate and violence. “The man who was portrayed as the saviour of the nation five years ago has destroyed the livelihoods of millions through his policies,” it said referring to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The artistes said “the very idea of India” was under threat today. “Today, song, dance, laughter is under threat,” their statement said. “Today, our beloved Constitution is under threat. The institutions that have to nurture argument, debate, and dissent have been suffocated. To question, to call out lies, to speak the truth, is branded ‘anti-national’.”

They appealed to citizens to help safeguard the Constitution, India’s “syncretic, secular ethos” and to vote to “defeat the forces of darkness and barbarism”.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Nishant Bhai Dhurtrashtra ki kootniti se jo aag paida hoti hai us say sirf survnaash hota hai…. aap nishchint ho jayeeyay 2019 main desh jaag chuka hai ab sirf comedy circus se kaam nahin chalega hum sab apni zimmedaari se desh ka naam roshan karengay

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