While most Bollywood celebrities have decided to maintain their silence against the ongoing socio-political chaos in JNU, on Tuesday evening, Deepika Padukone joined the JNU protests with students against the violence that broke out on Sunday. 

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She stood in solidarity with the protestors as she met and hugged JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh who was gravely injured during the attacks.  

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Amidst the sloganeering, she stayed for a brief amount of time during which the former presdient of JNUSU Kanhaiya Kumar was addressing the protestors with a speech. 

According to The Indian Express, Deepika also said that it was heartening to see people raise their voices without any fear. She further added: 

I feel proud about it that people are coming out — be it on the streets or wherever they are — they are raising their voice and expressing themselves as it is important. If we want to see change in life and society, it is important that a point of view be put forward. 
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Even though she didn't say anything, risking her fan base and standing in solidarity with the JNU students was a gesture in itself. Twitter is applauding her gesture: 

Even though she refused to comment on the ongoing situation, her actions spoke louder than words.