Human rights organisation Amnesty India released a video in which Naseeruddin Shah criticises the government’s crackdown on human rights activists last year.
Those fighting for rights being arrested, journalists silenced: Naseeruddin Shah in Amnesty video
He slammed the growing intolerance in India
Mr.Shah had said that he had fears for his children who is living in the new India. He criticises about changing India
Under the hashtag of #AbkiBaarManavAdhikaar, the Amnesty said that India has witnessed a massive crackdown on freedom of expression and human rights defenders.
The Amnesty said in the tweet that “Let’s stand up for our constitutional values this new year and tell the Indian government that its crackdown must end now”.
Mr.Shah said in the video that “From the beginning, the Constitution’s core values aimed at ensuring social, economic and political justice for all Indian citizens.But haters are being constructed in the name of religion and those people who stand against this “injustice”, those who help save the homes lands and livelihoods of the poorest, those who speaks not just of responsibilities but of the rights,those who raise their voice against corruption they are safeguarding the constitution.
But now those who demand for their rights are being punished, – shah claimed.
Artists, actors, scholars, poets are all being stifled and he said that journalists are on silent mode on this issues. In the name of religion, wall of hate are being constructed. Innocent peoples are being killed. Mr. Naseeruddin Shah continue his word in video by saying that – those who stand against this injustice, their offices have being raided, their licenses cancelled, their bank accounts frozen to make people voice silenced.
He asked in the video by saying “Is this where our Constitution is headed, Had we dreamt of a country where there is no space for dissent? Where only the rich and powerfull have voice, and where the poorest are forever oppressed?” He said all the video in Urdu language. he said – Where there once was law, there is now only darkness,”