Following the attack by masked assailants wielding batons and iron rods at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, leaving more than two dozen injured, India is in a state of conflict yet again. Controversy over Sunday’s violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) comes as a new challenge to the government as it confronts major nationwide protests against a new citizenship bill that critics say is anti-Muslim.

Students blamed the university attack on right-wing activists and also accused the police of doing nothing to stop the violence.

According to AFP, at least 28 students and teachers were injured in this attack, while doctors and nurses from a nearby hospital who went to treat them were also attacked.


The violence prompted several Bollywood actors to speak up on the matter while others including Vishal Bharadwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dia Mirza, Rahul Bose, Richa Chadha and Taapsee Pannu led hundreds of people in a peaceful protest against the attack.

Taapsee Pannu, known for her roles in Pink, Manmarziyaan and Judwaa 2 also called for swift action to be taken against the perpetrators of violence. Sharing the news of Pakistan arresting the prime suspect in the Nankana attack case, Taapsee remarked that India should follow suit and do the same.


Taapsee’s tweet was liked by Sonam Kapoor.

Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone in a surprise move arrived at the scenes of the protest and extended her support to the students.