The govt has turned Ramlila Ground into a mini- Tahrir, says Ranvir Shorey

Last word Relentless attack on democracy

New Delhi The

y are not all supporters of yoga guru Baba Ramdev, but many Bollywood celebrities on Sunday spoke out against the police crackdown on the yoga guru in Delhi calling it " undemocratic" and " shameful", reports IANS. From Anupam Kher to Shekhar Kapur to Vivek Oberoi, herealt39s what they wrote on micro- blogging site Twitter: " It is shocking to see how police and authorities have behaved with the crowds at Ramlila Maidan.

It is unfair and undemocratic.

SHAME," Anupam Kher wrote.

Shekhar Kapur: " In this one stupid act the govt has sent the message that peaceful protests no longer work and opened the road to violence. 50,000 Indian citizens r victims of police brutality for the crime of wanting 2 express their anguish at the corrupt system ( sic)." Raveena Tandon wrote: " This country gives everyone the Right to protest! remember?" Ranvir Shorey: " Shameful state of affairs. The govt has turned Ramlila Ground into a mini- Tahrir.

All on their own. The people want the govt to be corruption free. The govt says it wants to be corruption free. Wherealt39s the need for tear gas? ( sic)." Vivek Oberoi: " Watching disturbing images of injured, crying women and elderly people. Violence is NEVER a solution. What happened 2our Gandhian legacy of ahimsa? ( sic)" Pritish Nandy: " I am no Ramdev supporter. But this is wrong. In fact, this is a dangerous sign of govt intolerance." Shruti Seth: " Can someone please ask all the politicians to shut up and do something that will actually make a difference to our lives." Vishal Dadlani: Ramdev is an irritant, and his political views are notoriously nonsense- based. But, charging a peaceful crowd? What was it? Col Dyer Diwas?

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