Actor Anupam Kher led a march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan today in New Delhi to protest against the voices being raised over "intolerance" in the country.
Mr Kher, director Madhur Bhandarkar and painter Vasudev Kamath were among 11 members who handed over a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee. Mr Kher also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the evening.
The memorandum is signed by 90 public figures, including Kamal Haasan, Shekhar Kapur, Vidya Balan, Raveena Tandon and Vivek Oberoi besides, authors, former judges and musicians.
"Any brutal killing is condemnable. We strongly condemn it and expect swift justice. But if it is used by some people to attempt to defame India at the international platform, then we should be worried," Mr Kher said while reading out their letter to the President.