Naseerudddin becomes a useful idiot for Amnesty. Naseeruddin Shah appears in Amnesty video, says 'walls of hatred erected in name of religion' PTI | Updated: Jan 4, 2019, 19:30 IST PTI Naseeruddin Shah (PTI file photo) HIGHLIGHTS Those who are demanding rights of the poor are being locked away. Artists, actors, scholars, poets are being stifled. Journalists are being silenced: Naseeruddin Shah These matters don't scare me, they make me angry. And I feel every right-thinking man should feel angry, not scared: Naseeruddin Shah NEW DELHI: Walls of hatred are being erected in the name of religion in India and those who stand against this "injustice" are being punished, actor Naseeruddin Shah on Friday claimed in video released by the Amnesty India against alleged government "crackdown" on NGOs. In the 2.13-minute solidarity video for the human rights watchdog Amnesty, Shah said those who demand rights are being locked up. "Artistes, actors, scholars, poets are all being stifled. Journalists too are being silenced," he said in the video message. "In the name of religion, walls of hate are being erected. Innocents are being killed. The country is awash with horrific hatred and cruelty," he claimed. He said that those who stand against this "injustice" are having their offices raided, licenses cancelled and bank accounts frozen to silence them so that they are deterred from speaking the truth. "Is this where our country is headed? Had we dreamt of a country where there was no space for dissent, where only the rich and powerful are heard and where the poorest and most vulnerable are oppressed? Where there once was law, there is now only darkness," he said in the video in Urdu.