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Don’t just celebrate...bring about change

Hindustan Times   January 25, 2013
First Published: 18:58 IST(25/1/2013) | Last Updated: 02:19 IST(26/1/2013)

"Bollywood tones down celebrations on Republic Day, says we should commit ourselves to transformation This Republic Day, I am in no mood to celebrate. We should  hang our heads in shame. Let us all take responsibility for what has happened. Till we accept that what has happened is wrong, we can never hope to change it." -Chitrangda Singh, actor

"I respect that it’s the day our Constitution took shape but as a gay person, it’s the same democracy that has denied us our democratic rights for more than half a century. I will celebrate when the Constitution truly creates a space of respect and freedom for all citizens without discriminating." — Onir Anirban, filmmaker

"If we collectively believe that boycotting Republic Day Celebrations will lend support to the non-negotiable demand for a swift judicial system in its entirety, then I am in complete support." - Dia Mirza, actor

"On Republic day, let us take a pledge to go out and vote, and select the government. If we abstain from participating in Republic Day, we are giving away our responsibility as  citizens." - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, filmmaker

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