Mumbai: Veteran actors Shabana Azmi, Hema Malini and Rishi Kapoor have condemned the attack on medical professionals in Indore.
A five-member team from the health department had gone to Taatpatti Bakhal on Wednesday to quarantine relatives and acquaintances of a COVID-19 patient, when an unruly mob attacked them with stones, injuring two women doctors.
The video of the attack went viral on social media.
Respect 🙏🙏. Dr Truptiand Dr Raziya are true role models. And the behavior of those who pelted them with stones is shameful and condemnable. https://t.co/itsB9DVemC— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) April 2, 2020
"Respect. Dr Trupti and Dr Raziya are true role models. And the behaviour of those who pelted them with stones is shameful and condemnable," Azmi said on Twitter.
Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini said,
In the midst of the entire country’s appreciation of the sacrifices of doctors, health workers & paramedics comes the news of unwarranted attacks on them in Indore by ungrateful miscreants. How could a mob attack ppl who are risking their own lives to save ours? Sad! Shameful!— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) April 3, 2020
Rishi Kapoor appealed to everyone to not resort to any kind of violence on the medical staff and police.
An appeal 🙏 to all brothers and sisters from all social status and faiths. Please don’t resort to violence,stone throwing or lynching. Doctors,Nurses,Medics, Policemen etc..are endangering their lives to save you. We have to win this Coronavirus war together. Please. Jai Hind!🇮🇳— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 2, 2020
Actor Shilpa Shetty said instead of attacking the medical professionals one must come together to help them in the fight against the pandemic.
Our medical professionals are out there on the field, risking their lives while protecting ours. The least we can do is come together as a community and help them prepare for the battle they’re fighting on behalf of… https://t.co/xHgLJGICLg— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) April 2, 2020