He expressed solidarity with the flight attendent's struggle for a more equitable world

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news Friday, July 01, 2016 - 19:28

Sandalwood actor Chetan is among the few actors who expresses his views beyond films and current shooting schedules.

On Friday, he put up a post about the last Facebook post of a flight attendant who was killed in the Istanbul attack. The actor of Aa Dinagalu fame expressed solidarity with her sentiments saying that they would “live on in our struggles for a more equitable world”.

He said:

“On Tuesday night, a deadly attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport claimed 44 lives & injured 240 others. Turkish officials have blamed the Islamic State for the carnage.

Passengers, airport staff, locals, & foreigners (19) were among the dead.

Gulsen Bahadir, a 28 year-old Turkish flight attendant who was shot & killed that night, wrote this in her final Facebook post a week before the tragedy, in response to actions taken by/in her homeland:

‘I have never got into a war in my life, never. Not because I am weak but because I chose so. My choice was resisting. Because I know that war is futile. There would be no winners in any war, only losers. I’m resisting against the injustices of the state. I’m only asking for the deserved welfare of the people. I resist against evil.’

Bahadir speaks of a universal ‘Ahimsa’—one where wrongs of the nation are opposed through concerted non-violence. India or America, her words help us realize that ‘resistance’ is strength; bloodshed is loss for all; and the fight for justice is ongoing.

Gulsen Bahadir—your sentiments will live on in our struggles for a more equitable world.

With Ahimsa,
Chetan

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