Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana and others raise concern over the Amazon fires


The wildfires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest have hit a record figure this year and become an international crisis with world leaders and several celebrities coming out to talk about it and express their concern over the alarming situation. The Amazon rainforest is a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming and is home to about three million species of plants and animals and one million indigenous people. Brazil’s space research centre INPE has detected 72,843 fires till now. This number shows an 83% increase than 2018. INPE claimed that since Thursday, satellite images have spotted 9,507 new forest fires in the country, majorly in the Amazon basin.

In the wake of the fires #PrayforAmazonas hashtag has been trending worldwide and now several of our Bollywood celebrities including Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Disha Patani, Anushka Sharma, Malaika Arora, Hrithik Roshan and others have also raised their concerns over the forest fires. Check out their social media posts below.

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Many world leaders are blaming Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro's policies for the fires. However, he has accused them of meddling in Brazil’s internal matters for political gain and suggested that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) started the fires.

(Source: Twitter/Instagram)