Deepika Padukone visits JNU, stands with attacked students
New Delhi : Actress Deepika Padukone on Tuesday paid a visit to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) after two days of masked mob attack on the students and faculty of the university. A total of 30 people were left injured in the incident.
The Chhapaak actress however restrained herself from speaking at the university campus, but she was seen standing in solidarity with the students. Former student leader Kanhaiya Kumar was also present.
Sources close to Deepika Padukone said that she was there to support the injured students.
She arrived at the campus on Tuesday at around 7:30 pm, attended the public meeting for 15 minutes and then left from the campus after having a little talks with the student union leaders.
Her visit attracted some of the hate comments from the leaders of the ruling BJP party with some calling to ban her movies.
People on Twitter, however, supported her gesture.
Masked mob had entered inside the JNU campus on Sunday evening and targeted students and the faculty members with rods and sticks.
The police, which was accused of doing little to stop the attackers, has filed a case against those who were attacked.
The police have charged Aishe Ghosh, who was badly injured in the attack, and 26 others with vandalism during a protest against a hostel fee hike that had led to a clashes between the Left and Right Wing students.