Earlier it was Yogeshwar Dutt with his poem after the JNU row and Shikhar Dhawan fully supporting the unfurling of the tricolour and now more names have chimed in as debate over freedom of speech and expression grows.
Latest to join in is India captain MS Dhoni who took to Twitter to support the armed forces and thank them for their bravery that allows the citizens to continue to debate.
Dhoni holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army.
Also with him is Delhi Ranji team captain and former India opener Gautam Gambhir who asked the politicians to not milk this controversy for political gains.
He went on to retweet multiple tweets in support of the armed forces and their sacrifices.
He also questioned the reasoning behind the Jat reservation demand.
Boxer Vijender Singh also conceded that there is no way India will concede Kashmir as its territory.