Statement by First-Decade JNU Graduates and Other JNU Graduates

Dear Mr. Vice Chancellor,

We, the undersigned, representing the first-decade JNUites express our full support for the students and faculty of JNU and the ethos that JNU has represented since its inception. As the early beneficiaries as well as the enablers of this JNU ethos, we are pained by the ongoing police intervention in JNU’s affairs that has resulted in unlawful arrest of some of its students.

A mind for critical thinking is a necessary ingredient of learning and innovation. Right to question and criticize is an essential component of critical thinking. By stifling that right, a university ceases to be a place of learning.

As a new Vice Chancellor of the University, it is imperative that you preserve the ethos that JNU has created. Its successes are many. More than 50 Secretaries of various Ministries are JNUites, most of them being first-decade JNUites; at least 4 MPs are from JNU; at one point all the three heads of the intelligence agencies were JNUites; the current Foreign Secretary and the head of CBI are both JNUites. Of course, there are numerous well known alumni across the globe in the field of academia. There are numerous well known journalists; there are some CEOs too. The list goes on and on. Surely, none of them is anti-national. Many of them have grown out of existing student organizations that are critical of society and that seek change.

We urge you respectfully to help maintain the autonomy that a University like JNU deserves and has always enjoyed. We request your assistance in seeking the release of all the students from jail and dismissal of all the charges against them. We also wish to remind you that allowing police to enter a university campus so freely is never in the best interest of its autonomy.

P.S. There are some signers here who might not be from among First-Decade JNUites or not JNUites at all. However, they have felt compelled to join this petition in the interest of JNU and the country.

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  • Anjal Lele, India
  • Nandini Manjrekar, India
  • Jamsheed Rizwani, France
  • Chandra Prakash Jha, India
  • Ravi Kumar Joshi, India
  • Renu Thomas, India
  • Sudeep Kumar, India
  • Anil Kumar, Ukraine
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  • Ishita Manna, India
  • Priyanka Sandhu, India
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  • Vijaya Brahma, Canada
  • Utpala Mukherjee, India
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  • Mandeep B, Australia
  • Amiya Kumar, India
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  • Krishna Sahai, India
  • Shweta Prasad, India
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  • Srijeet Mukherjee, India
  • Renu Gupta, India
  • P Saha, India
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  • Chaman Lal, India
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  • Errol D’Souza, India
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