16/12/2019 12:49 PM IST | Updated 16/12/2019 12:53 PM IST

Akshay Kumar 'Mistakenly' Liked A Video Justifying Police Violence At Jamia

The actor later clarified that he doesn't support 'such acts' but Twitter wasn't buying it.

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 17: (EDITORS NOTE: This is an exclusive image of Hindustan Times) Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar during an exclusive interview with HT City-Hindustan Times for promotion of upcoming movie Housefull 4' at HT Media office, on October 17, 2019 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

While most of the film industry is quiet, Akshay Kumar has spoken. Kumar, who hasn’t hidden his fondness for the BJP, ‘mistakenly’ liked a Tweet by a user who mocked the Jamia protests and who’s known to routinely make xenophobic remarks. 

The actor later clarified that it was a ‘mistake.’


The tweet in question, which now Kumar has ‘unliked’ was by a user named ‘desi mojito.’ The account is filled with tweets mocking Muslims and justifying police violence against minorities. 

Here’s the original tweet that Kumar liked:



Ever since the Delhi police’s crackdown on students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, there’s been considerable pressure on Bollywood stars, who have maintained a deafening silence on the police brutality.

Kumar, too, was forced to speak up only after his alleged faux pas.

Top stars of the Hindi film industry haven’t said a word about the protests that are increasing across the country.