Canadian Bollywood filmstar Akshay Kumar said he had “by mistake” liked a tweet that appeared to mock the police crackdown on Jamia Millia University students during a protest on Sunday evening against the citizenship law.
The 52-year-old actor said he had “unliked” it immediately after realizing his mistake but screenshots were already floating by then.
“Regarding the ‘like’ on the tweet of Jamia Milia students, it was by mistake. I was scrolling and accidentally it must have been pressed and when I realised I immediately unliked it. As In no way do I support such acts,”Akshay Kumar tweeted.
The tweet that he had accidentally “liked” showed the police in riot gear on the campus and not a student in sight.
Akshay Kumar’s clarification did not change anything much as the damage was done.
The protests at Jamia university became the epicenter of protests against the citizenship bill. Videos show students hiding in the library. Anger over police action against students has spread to other college campuses including in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.
100 students were detained from Jamia, but released 3.30 am this morning.