JNU protests: What is at the core of the ongoing movement? | The Indian Express

In appearance, the ongoing movement may be seen as being a protest against certain punishments. But at the core of this protest, at the essence of it, lies our resolve to protect free speech and our democratic space in this campus. Any acceptance of punishment on our part, even if in a modified form, would […]

JNU seeks answer keys to entrance tests, deans stumped | The Indian Express

In a notice that has stumped the deans of JNU schools, the university administration has asked them to hand over the ‘answer keys’ to questions in entrance exam papers, weeks before the exams are scheduled to be held. The notice to the deans had stated, “We request you to kindly provide the answer keys of […]

Emeritus Professors of JNU write to VC protesting against punishing students | The Indian Express

“As Emeritus Professors of the JNU we are disturbed by the turn of events. The current administration has clamped down on free discussion by imposing severe punishments of fines and rustication on those who organised a meeting on 9th February 2016,” says the letter.

Source: Emeritus Professors of JNU write to VC protesting against […]

Chaos at JNU meeting, Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar alleges he was manhandled

The meeting of JNU’s Academic Council (AC) Tuesday — the first one held after the February 9 incident — was marked by arguments between the administration, teachers and students over the punishment meted out to the students allegedly involved in the incident.

While JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar alleged that some students had tried […]

JNU inquiry into Feb 9 event: Report ‘cannot identify’ centre, surnames of two students | The Indian Express

The last page of JNU’s High-Level Enquiry Committee (HLEC) report — listing the recommendation of punishments to be given to students in connection with the February 9 event on campus — which was hitherto kept private, has now come out in the public domain.

HLEC Chairman Rakesh Bhatnagar had earlier told The Indian Express that […]

DU teachers express solidarity with students on hunger strike

Photograph: Samim Asgor Ali A five-member DUTA delegation, including its president Nandita Narain, also met the striking students Sunday and demanded withdrawal of all charges against them.

Indian Express: JNU, DU teachers express solidarity with students on hunger strike

JNU notice to Anirban over screening of Muzaffarnagar film | The Indian Express

Days after being barred by the JNU administration from pursuing any course in the university for the next five years, Anirban Bhattacharya has received a notice from the university’s Chief Procter over his alleged participation in the screening of a documentary — Muzaffarnagar baaqi hai — on campus without prior permission of the administration.

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Delhi Police, AAP government bicker in High Court over pleas against Kanhaiya bail | The Indian Express

The Delhi High Court Thursday issued a notice to Delhi Police and asked them to respond to a plea seeking cancellation of bail granted to JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

Source: Delhi Police, AAP government bicker in High Court over pleas against Kanhaiya bail | The Indian Express

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Will not pay fine, vacate hostels: JNU students on Afzal Guru row punishment | The Indian Express

Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested on charges of sedition in February in connection with an event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Source: Will not pay fine, vacate hostels: JNU students on Afzal Guru row punishment | The Indian Express

Free speech is fundamental to what a university campus is and does: Princeton University President | The Indian Express

It’s very important for people be able to say what it is they want to say even if it’s offensive to the government or offensive to some of the other people on campus: Princeton President on JNU row.

Free speech is fundamental to what a university campus is and does: Princeton University President | […]

High-level enquiry committee report: JNU chairpersons sign statements vouching for conduct of named students | The Indian Express

The statement also says that from the “available section of the enquiry report” it seems that “whatever transpired does not constitute a major act of indiscipline”.

High-level enquiry committee report: JNU chairpersons sign statements vouching for conduct of named students | The Indian Express

Won’t act if students hold Osama event: Princeton University President | The Indian Express

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu may feel that no American university would allow students to commemorate Osama bin Laden on campus the way Afzal Guru’s death was marked in JNU, but Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber begs to differ. “We at Princeton believe that it is a fundamental advantage for a university to be […]

Anirban Bhattacharya, my PhD student | The Indian Express

Professor Tanika Sarkar writes about her PhD Student, Anirban Bhatacharya:

I have always found him to be an extremely bright and thoughtful young research scholar. He is open to criticism, however harshly put, and he listened attentively to my doubts and objections when he presented his chapter drafts. But then he would make up his […]

Decode this | The Indian Express

Rajeev Dhavan,senior advocate at the Supreme Court, writes in The Indian Express:

Kanhaiya is told that as a condition for bail, he will not participate “actively or passively in any activity which may be termed as anti-national”, and as president of the JNU students’ union, he was to “make all efforts within his power to […]

JNU panel revokes Kanhaiya Kumar’s suspension, submits report on Afzal Guru protest | The Indian Express

The JNU today revoked the academic suspension of eight students including its students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with the controversial event at its campus to protest the hanging of Afzal Guru.

JNU panel revokes Kanhaiya Kumar’s suspension, submits report on Afzal Guru protest | The Indian Express

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JNU registrar completes 62, teachers’ body ‘derecognises’ him | The Indian Express

The JNUTA said according to the statutes of the university, which prohibit anyone from continuing after the age of 62, Zutshi could no longer continue on his post.

JNU registrar completes 62, teachers’ body ‘derecognises’ him | The Indian Express

Where even the walls talk | The Indian Express

NU’s culture is defined by the will to engage, debate and discuss. From ultra-left to ultra-right, it has space for everyone.

Where even the walls talk | The Indian Express

JNU row: Ekla cholo re | The Indian Express

Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, writes in The Indian Express:

“The recent events at JNU show that dissent has dangerously lost ground. Despite widespread protest of the government’s actions in arresting the dissenting students, notable figures, not just on the right, have […]

JNU row: Delhi govt initiates legal action against TV channels over doctored videos | The Indian Express

The Delhi government on Monday decided to initiate legal proceedings against at least three TV news channels for allegedly airing doctored footage of slogans raised in JNU on February 9. A forensic probe ordered by Delhi government on certain footages found that two of the videos were “manipulated” where voices of persons not present in […]

With ‘azadi’, comes responsibility, ‘Aligarh’ maker tells JNU students | The Indian Express

Touching on the ongoing debate over ‘azadi’ (freedom) in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), film-maker Hansal Mehta told students during a candid discussion Saturday, “I want to tell you all that I am with you. Your ‘azadi’ is important but it comes with responsibility. I hope whatever you do, it will be done with that responsibility.”

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