Actor Naseeruddin Shah, filmmaker Mira Nair, author Amitav Ghosh, historian Romila Thapar and over 300 other eminent personalities expressed solidarity with those, who are protesting against the CAA and NRC.
They termed the CAA and NRC as a ‘threat’ to the soul of India. They signed a note on January 13, which was published on Indian Cultural Forum.
“We stand in solidarity with the students and others who are protesting and speaking out against the Citizenship Amendment Act and against the National Register of Citizens. We salute their collective cry for upholding the principles of the Constitution of India, with its promise of a plural and diverse society. We are aware that we have not always lived up to that promise, and many of us have too often remained silent in the face of injustice. The gravity of this moment demands that each of us stand for our principles,” the statement read.
It may be mentioned here that actors Ratna Patak Shah, Jaaved Jafferi, Nandita Das and Lillete Dubey, writers Anita Desai, Kiran Desai, sociologist Ashis Nandy, activists Sohail Hashmi and Shabnam Hashmi were also among the signatories.