Actor Siddharth gets threats for speaking against CAA

Tamil actor Siddharth never minces his words when it comes to expressing his opinion about politics.
Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: December 19, 2019 18:39 IST
Actor Siddharth gets threats for speaking against CAA

India is gearing up to a massive protest across several states where people have gathered to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (ACT), which claims to persecute people based on their religion. As of December 19, huge protests are going on in around 10 cities including Chennai and Hyderabad.

Apart from the general public, very few celebrities have expressed their dissatisfaction over the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act. Recently, actor-politician Kamal Haasan, who is recuperating from a leg injury, went to Madras University to pledge his support to the students who are protesting there.
Siddharth has been quite active on Twitter ever since the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) was brought in the parliament. However, today the actor said that he has been receiving threats from people who Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows on Twitter for expressing his opinion.
He wrote, "I'm getting tweet threats for me and my loved ones to be fixed, arrested, etc. from several handles that are followed by PM @narendramodi. We are trying to speak our minds in a free country. Ugly words and draconian laws will not choke voices of dissent. We will prevail! Jai Hind. (sic)"