New Delhi: Ace filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Friday emphasised on the need for peace and patience while expressing solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) who are protesting against amended citizenship act and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Speaking at the rally, Kashyap asserted that the crowd gives him strength and the ongoing struggle has made everyone realise ‘that we are empowered and not just a herd of sheep’. “The crowd gives me strength. The ongoing struggle has made everyone realise that we are empowered and not just a herd of sheep,” said Kashyap to the cheers of the gathering protesting against the Centre’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

He also raised question on Home Minister Amit Shah saying that he wants to suppress dissent. “Home minister ka kaam hota hai humari security. Woh dissent dabane ka kaam karte hai”, stated the Bpllywood director.

The filmmaker also asked the protesters to raise their voice without partaking in violence even when provoked, and hold their ground until all their questions are answered satisfactorily. “Patience is the key to our victory, not violence. We need to stand strong until we get the answer to all our questions”, said Kashyap, who emerged as one of the top campaigners against CAA.

He had also backed Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who went to the Jawaharlal Nehru University to stand in solidarity with the students, teachers and others who were brutally attacked by a group of masked men inside the campus and hostel on January 5.

(With agency inputs)