Adil Hussain
Adil Hussain

Expressing concern over Juhu Beach pollution, internationally acclaimed actor Adil Hussain has said that the Indians were not ready for plastic products.

Hussain said this in a tweet on Saturday while responding to a recent video twitted by Mafia Panda as “That’s the #Juhubeach for you. #MumbaiRains #Monsoon2019” on Juhu Beach, Mumbai filled with plastics after the severe rain caught the attention of many activists.

“We, Indians, were not ready for plastic products. Very Unvisionary of our leadership to open up our markets for products without educating the citizens how to be responsible users. Our scientific community gave into markets to develop products without assessing consequences,” Adil twitted.

Adil also drew a parallel between a photograph and a video of Juhu beach clicked in March and July and said that, “Thus it was in March Juhu Beach and the one I posted yesterday filled with plastic garbage.”

Adil was replying to a tweet by German-born Indian actress Suzanne Bernert, who is known for her role of Sonia Gandhi in The Accidental Prime Minister, who has posted an image of her with the background of the beach which was captured in March. The beach was clear and beautiful in March.

Suzanne also grieved posting the picture for the stark and sad contrast.

Adil, who is best known for his internationally acclaimed roles in films like Life of Pi and What Will People Say has been voicing for the environmental concern.

Recently, he was on the news for pleading to sign a petition against the razing up to 54000 mangroves in Maharashtra for a bullet train project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Marine pollution has been recognised as an international problem where plastic trash plays a major role in polluting the ocean.

The non-biodegradable single-use grocery bags, water bottles, drinking straws and food containers, among the eight million metric tons plastic items, being disposed into the ocean water.

The ocean trash largely affects the marine ecosystem as well as on the seabirds and the species depending on the oceans for their food chains.

Lachit Roy

Lachit Roy is a student of Dept. of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University

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