'Shameful & Horrifying': Bollywood's Swara Bhasker Reacts to Death Toll in Uttar Pradesh Protests

© REUTERS / FRANCIS MASCARENHASDemonstrators walk during a protest march against a new citizenship law, on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
Demonstrators walk during a protest march against a new citizenship law, on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas - Sputnik International
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New Delhi (Sputnik): In the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), where Muslims account for 19.3% of the total population and constitute its largest religious minority, protest violence has resulted in 17 deaths, as residents voice their anger over the country's amended citizenship law.

In a series of tweets, Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker, one among many celebrities who stood against the new law that allows citizenship to be granted to non-Muslim immigrants such as Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Parsis from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, said that news of the rising death toll in Uttar Pradesh protests is "shameful and horrifying" and demands quick action against the Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adiutyanath.

However, her tweets have garnered both hate comments and thumbs up.

One of the users replied on her tweet saying “we will make Yogi the Next Prime Minister”

Another user questioned the actress for supporting the ones who are protesting against the law with pistols.

Some tweeted in her favour and echoed her feeling that the government should be sacked.

While thousands of people, including students and famous personalities, took to the streets to show their disagreement with the new citizenship law, a simultaneous protest emerged in support of the Citizenship Act and started trending on Twitter as netizens feel that those who are protesting have half baked knowledge about it.

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