600 theatre personalities urge people to vote against ‘bigotry, hatred, and apathy’

More than 600 theatre personalities, including Amol Palekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad and Usha Ganguli, have signed a letter asking people to “vote BJP and its allies” out of power, arguing that the idea of India and its constitution are under threat.

The letter, which was issued Thursday evening in 12 languages on the Artist Unite India website, said the upcoming Lok Sabha elections are the “most critical in the history” of the country.…

“Today, the very idea of India is under threat. Today, song, dance, laughter is under threat. Today, our beloved Constitution is under threat,” they said. The government has “suffocated” the institutions where argument, debate and dissent were nurtured, the letter stated.…

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2019/apr/05/600-theatre-personalities-urge-people-to-vote-against-bigotry-hatred-and-apathy-1960566.html

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