Sunny Leone is the latest Bollywood celebrity to comment on the recent attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University students. Speaking to reporters, the actor said that she is “pro-peace” and she believes that a conflict can be resolved if people engaged in a conversation.
On 5 January, a mob of masked people stormed JNU campus in south Delhi and targeted students in three hostels, unleashing mayhem with sticks, stones and iron rods, hitting inmates and breaking windows, furniture and personal belongings.
Sunny Leone said that she does not want to share her opinion on “the actual thing that people are fighting over” but wants to address the issue of violence.
“I am sure that there are many things that people can do if they put their fists down and speak to each other to stop the violence. Violence is something that our children can see and learn,” Sunny Leone told reporters.
She also added that violence has ripple effects
“Violence affects not just one person but the entire family, because it emotionally hurts them. Their child is being hurt, their father, mother, sister are hurt. I am pro-peace and I do not endorse violence. I am sure that there’s some resolution that will come without violence here.”