"Nation's Soul Threatened": Naseeruddin Shah, Mira Nair In Open Note On CAA
Monday, January 27, 2020, 8:08 AM
Over 300 eminent personalities, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, filmmaker Mira Nair, vocalist TM Krishna, author Amitav Ghosh and historian Romila Thapar have expressed solidarity with the students and others protesting against the CAA and NRC. The amended Citizenship Act and NRC is a "threat" to the soul of India, the signatories said in a note published on Indian Cultural Forum on January-13.
Cultural community condemns FIR against celebs who wrote to PM Modi
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:34 PM
Over 180-members of the cultural community, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, cinematographer Anand Pradhan, historian Romila Thapar and activist Harsh Mander among others, condemned the FIR lodged against 49 celebrities for an open letter they wrote to PM Modi. In new letter issued on Monday, October-7, the eminent personalities questioned how writing an open letter to the PM could be called "an act of sedition".
Efforts being made to disturb Naseeruddin Shah, says Amartya Sen
Monday, January 7, 2019, 4:56 PM
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen came out in support of actor Naseeruddin Shah, who was criticised over his remarks on mob violence and later on an alleged crackdown on freedom of expression. "We must protest against such attempts to disturb the actor," he said, adding, "Losing the ability to tolerate others is a serious cause for concern."