A poem written in the wake of the attacks on the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
'My parents are worried and have strictly advised me to steer clear of any kind of protests. They think that Kashmiris are easy targets and I agree.'
JNU does not dismiss difference callously under ‘unity in diversity’ but rather takes account of it to teach empathy to aspiring social scientists.
Padukone taught a masterclass in body language when she went out on a limb and visited the JNU campus to express her solidarity with the students and faculty.
"The struggle of JNU’s students continues to inspire us," says the letter.
We must not forget that academic freedom is the soul of any socio-political system; meddling and damaging it is tantamount to corruption of the soul.