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Deepika Padukone greets Aishe Ghosh, face of JNU protests, with folded hands

​With folded hands, actor Deepika Padukone greeted JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh as she made a brief appearance at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday, two days after a masked mob unleashed violence in the varsity.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 07, 2020 23:30 IST
Deepika Padukone greets Aishe Ghosh, face of JNU protests,
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Deepika Padukone greets Aishe Ghosh, face of JNU protests, with folded hands

With folded hands, actor Deepika Padukone greeted JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh as she made a brief appearance at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday, two days after a masked mob unleashed violence in the varsity.

As Deepika arrived at the Sabarmati Hostel, she met Ghosh, who sustained injuries in the attack on Sunday. Padukone was standing quietly in solidarity with the students and teachers who came under attack of the violent mob. JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar was also present at the protest. 

Aishe Ghosh had alleged that she was hit by multiple rods. She claimed that the university security staff had colluded with the vandals during the attack and added that some RSS-affiliated professors had been promoting violence for the past four-five days. Ghosh was discharged on Monday.

Deepika Padukone's presence at the JNU Campus protest comes a day after Bollywood directors Anurag Kashyap, Vishal Bhardwaj Anubha Sinha, Zoya Akhtar, actors Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal staged a sit-in protest at Mumbai's iconic Gateway of India. Deepika was seen meeting and talking to the people gathered at the site.

Protests erupted on university campuses across the country after masked goons entered the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday evening, in an unprecedented act that resulted in at least 28 students and teachers being injured.

The violence, which has been claimed by a fringe group Hindu Raksha Dal, has triggered nationwide outrage, with many prominent businessmen and celebrities calling for action against the perpetrators.

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