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Why can only artists, even the common man go anywhere to express their opinion: Government on The JNU visit by Deepika Padukone? Hindi Movie News


Amid calls, including from some BJP officials, to boycott Deepika Padukone’s upcoming Film From Bollywood star Deepika Padukone ‘Chhapaak’ for his visit to JNU, the Union government said Wednesday that not only artists, even a common man can go nowhere to express his opinion in a democracy like India.

No one objected to such an expression of opinions, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters when asked at a Cabinet briefing on Padukone’s visit to Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday to express his solidarity with the students who were attacked by a mob.

On the call given by some party officials to boycott his next film, the minister said he had not read his comments, but tried to underline the meaning of his statement, saying he is asserting it as a minister and spokesman.” BJP’s permanent.

“This country is a democracy. Why can only artists, even a common one, go anywhere and express their opinion,” the minister of information and broadcasting said.

Asked about the violence at the JNU, where masked people attacked students on Sunday night, Javadekar expressed confidence that the ongoing police investigation will “unmask” the defendant and claimed that the violence has no place in a “mature democracy” like India.

“We are a mature democracy and everyone has the right to express their opinion. Violence has no place, especially in universities where people are going to study,” he said.

The ABVP body students, which is affiliated with the RSS, have been blamed by several groups for the incident. However, he has denied involvement and blamed rival left-wing organizations for the violence.

Javadekar added that some unions at JNU had previously decided to prevent students from enrolling in semesters.

“We must not forget that this is an important issue. Stopping students from semerated admission is anti-education,” he said.

Left-wing agencies, which govern the JNU student union, have been accused of preventing students from admitting in semesters as part of their protest against rising fees.

Times of India