JNU met with an attack by several masked goons on Sunday night. Armed with lathis, the goons destroyed property on campus and injured students and professors. JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh got attacked with an iron rod and suffered a severe head injury. Sucharita Sen, a professor of JNU was also injured.
Deepika Padukone wore all-black as a symbol of solidarity while visiting the university. Chants of 'Azadi' said to have welcomed the Padmaavat actress to the university. She stayed for about 10 minutes and then left.
In an interview with AajTak, the actress talked about the recent attacks on students in universities in India. When asked about her reactions to the current situation, she said, "What I wanted to say I said it two years ago when Padmaavat released. What I am seeing today, it pains me. I hope it doesn’t become the new normal. That anyone can say anything and they can get away with it. I fear and I'm sad. This is not the foundation of our country."
On the JNU violence, Deepika said, "I am very angry at what is happening but it is worse than no action is being taken."
After news of Deepika's visit to JNU broke our and photos went viral on Twitter, BJP's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga called for a boycott of her films. "RT if you will boycott movies of Deepika Padukone for her support to #TukdeTukdeGang and Afzal Gang," he wrote.