V. Geetha speaks on ‘Injustice has no tradition: Thinking through liberty and equality’ | JNU Azadi Chowk


After releasing from jail Prof. K Y Ratnam’s Speech in HCU – Justice For Rohith

CUJ suspension row snowballs

CUJ suspension row snowballs- Governor livid, ex-JNU prof to move court.

Panini recalled Bhattacharji had approached him in November last year to deliver a lecture. “But, due to reasons known to CUJ, it kept postponing the event till March (2016). Then, the VC had called me personally to invite me,” he said.

Panini added that […]

Inspiring speech after his release by Tathagata Sengupta

Three students beaten up in Begampur – The Hindu

Three Muslim youth claim they were beaten up by unidentified men at a park in Outer Delhi’s Begampur area on Saturday, allegedly because they refused to chant slogans such as “Jai Mata Ki” and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”.

Source: Three students beaten up in Begampur – The Hindu

Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association


30 March 2016

JNUTA Statement on actions of the VC of Central University of Jharkhand

The JNUTA condemns in the strongest possible terms the suspension of Dr. Shreya Bhattacharji and her removal from administrative positions by the Vice Chancellor of […]

Freedom Under Fire: Beaten Up for Not Saying Bharat Mata; Professor Suspended; Kanhaiya Talk Stopped | The Wire

A round-up of bad news on the rights front from India.

Madrasa students beaten up in Delhi for not saying ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ Kanhaiya’s AMU visit cancelled after opposition from right-wing groups Ranchi professor suspended for inviting ‘mentor of anti-nationals’ from JNU

Source: Freedom Under Fire: Beaten Up for Not Saying Bharat Mata; […]

Azaadi: The Many Meanings of Freedom | Week II

Sundar Sarukkai on “The Freedom to Think” at the JNU Azadi Chowk


Professor Jagmohan Singh, Bhagat Singh’s nephew, will speak on “Sedition Law and Freedom Struggle: Bhagat Singh’s Point of View” | JNU Azadi Chowk, March 29

Professor Jagmohan Singh, Bhagat Singh’s nephew, will be in JNU this evening. He will be speaking at JNU Ad Block/Azadi Chowk after the Teach-in.

Professor Jagmohan Singh, former Professor at Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, has been committed to dissemination of Bhagat Singh’s ideas. Son of Bhagat Singh’s sister Bibi Amar Kaur, Professor Jagmohan Singh has […]

Idea of Bharat Mata is European import: Irfan Habib – The Hindu

Wading into the political controversy around the slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ (glory to Mother India), veteran historian Irfan Habib said here on Monday that the idea of Bharat Mata was an import from Europe and there was no evidence of any such imagination in either ancient or medieval India.

Idea of Bharat Mata […]

AMU Stands In Solidarity With UoH


Source: AMU Stands In Solidarity With UoH

Student’s speech in HCU to condemn the brutality of Prof. Appa Rao and Telangana Police


28/3/2016 Student Union President Speech at Justice For Rohith Rally in HCU


JNU Students’ delegation meets NHRC over crackdown in HCU

A delegation of JNU students on Monday met officials at NHRC over the alleged crackdown and arrest of students in Hyderadabad Central University and demanded concrete action against its VC Appa Rao in connection with the Rohith Vemula issue.

JNU Students’ delegation meets NHRC over crackdown in HCU


Letter from prominent Indian academics to the Chancellor, University of Hyderabad – The Hindu

Dear Dr. Rangarajan,

We have learnt with dismay about the attack by the police on students at the University of Hyderabad on 22 March, 2016. We understand that there may have been acts of destruction by some of the students, and we strongly condemn such acts. It is arguable whether it was necessary […]

Professor Irfan Habib speaking at the Jashne-e-Azaadi, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU


Zuhail Kp, Hyderabad Central University Students’ Union (HCUSU) President, writes…

“Appa Rao has constituted a committee to negotiate with students. In this light we would like to reiterate that we will not negotiate with any of the accused in Rohith Vemula’s case or his representatives. He must resign from the post of VC.”

-Comrade Zuhail Kp, Hyderabad Central University Students’ Union (HCUSU) President


HCU students and faculty members granted bail

Update from Zuhail KP, President of the HCU Students’ Union:

“Rohith tere sapnom ko, ham manzil tak pahunchayenge….

All the students and faculty members who were arrested granted bail. The University fraternity expresses gratitude to all the people who supported our movement and cause. We will continue our struggle. Jai Bhim, Lal Salaam”



SAHMAT Symposium on “The Assault on Thought”


Prabhat Patnaik (JNU)

Ajay Patnaik (JNUTA)

Nandita Narayan (DUTA)

Chander Udai Singh (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court)

Rohit Azad (JNU)

Kanhaiya Kumar (JNUSU)