Pranab urged to intervene in JNU standoff – The Hindu

As the indefinite hunger strike against the high-level inquiry committee report at Jawaharlal Nehru University entered Day 15, various organisations wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking revocation of punishments given to the students in connection with the February 9 event on the campus.

Source: Pranab urged to intervene in JNU standoff – The Hindu

Kanhaiya, others move HC against JNU action – The Hindu

Two days after the Delhi High Court issued a notice to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on the plea of two students rusticated by it, Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and seven others challenged the varsity’s disciplinary action against them in the Court on Thursday.

Source: Kanhaiya, others move HC against JNU action – The Hindu

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JNU teachers oppose exam rule – The Hindu

A recent order from the Controller of Examinations of the Jawaharlal Nehru University directs teachers to provide answers to questions to be asked in the entrance examinations to M.A. and M.Phil/PhD courses — before the exams are held. With examinations to the university scheduled to start on May 16, there is widespread apprehension that […]

Alumni join JNUTA hunger strike – NATIONAL – The Hindu

A diktat by the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s administration asking students not to invite outsiders for protests on the campus has not gone down well with the JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA), which has launched a protest against the administration by going on a hunger strike from Saturday.

“The JNUTA had met Vice-Chancellor […]

Poets, musicians keep the hunger for ‘justice’ alive at JNU

While the mood during the day at the Freedom Square, as the space outside the administration block in Jawaharlal Nehru University has been christened, is quite sombre, it comes alive at night with a host of cultural performances and protests.

In solidarity with the students on hunger strike against the report of the […]

Gattoo verdict shows discrepancy in probes – The Hindu

Rustication of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Mujeeb Gattoo shows discrepancies between the findings of the University’s internal enquiry committee and that of the Delhi Police’s ongoing investigation in the sedition case.

Source: Gattoo verdict shows discrepancy in probes – The Hindu

JNU students on hunger strike – The Hindu

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students shouted slogans against the administration during a mashal juloos on campus late on Wednesday night. The march later culminated in an indefinite hunger strike at the admin block, the same place where the students had on Tuesday burnt copies of the report in protest. Some students will sit on […]

Past haunts Anirban – The Hindu

Even as Jawaharlal Nehru University research scholar Anirban Bhattacharya, for whom the campus will remain out of bounds for five years — starting July 25 — found the punishment “illogical”, the administration said the decision was also based on his past record.

Source: Past haunts Anirban – The Hindu

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Remove Hyderabad varsity VC, Yechury urges Pranab – The Hindu

In a memorandum submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury sought the President’s intervention to ensure that the Human Resource Development Ministry did not become “Hindu Rashtra Development Ministry.”

Remove Hyderabad varsity VC, Yechury urges Pranab – The Hindu

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JNUTA to hold ‘public hearing’ on Afzal Guru event probe report – The Hindu

“The panel will present its views on three major questions — can the ‘high level’ enquiry (HLE) process initiated and conducted by the university administration be considered a proper enquiry with reference to the established norms and procedures of the varsity and the objective of seeking the truth?,” said Bikramaditya Choudhury, General Secretary, JNU Teachers’ […]

Court picks holes in police theory, prosecution’s arguments – NEW DELHI – The Hindu

Police report says Kanhaiya organised Feb. 9 event; prosecution lawyer opposing bail plea of Umar and Anriban says the two students were main organisers

 

Court picks holes in police theory, prosecution’s arguments – NEW DELHI – The Hindu

Narayan Lakshman writes on sedition law: How to be free in the 21st century – The Hindu

The experience of liberal democracies elsewhere shines a light upon the outdatedness of the sedition law that India uses so loosely.

Narayan Lakshman writes on sedition law: How to be free in the 21st century – The Hindu

Why was I suspended for so long, asks JNU’s Aishwarya Adhikari – The Hindu

Pursuing her Masters in International Relations from JNU, Aishwarya Adhikari was one of the eight students who were academically debarred by the high-level inquiry committee that looked into the February 9 event on the campus.

Why was I suspended for so long, asks JNU’s Aishwarya Adhikari – The Hindu

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This attack on Nivedita Menon – The Hindu

Mary E John in The Hindu:

The malicious campaign against the JNU professor is not about expressing dissent, but about bullying and intimidation. It creates a situation where the laws of the land are seen as irrelevant.

 

This attack on Nivedita Menon – The Hindu

Lead article by Ananya Vajpeyi: Why Sheldon Pollock matters – The Hindu

In February, a group of academics and others petitioned Rohan Murty to remove and the world’s foremost Sanskrit scholar, from the general editorship of the Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI).

The evidence that according to the petitioners indicts Prof. Pollock is his public support for the students at the Jawaharlal […]

Faculty, students punch holes in JNU inquiry report – The Hindu

The report by the high-level inquiry committee on the February 9 Afzal Guru event on the campus is based entirely on eyewitness accounts and document trails since none of the eight debarred students deposed in front of the panel.

Report doesn’t mention names of all 21 students issued show-cause notices; it is also unclear on […]

JNU row: We have more space now, says Shehla – The Hindu

Shehla Rashid in Hyderabad: “The government is terrorising students with arrests. In this era of privatisation, JNU offers affordable education for everyone. Even the child of a poor man can study here along with that of a rich person,”.

JNU row: We have more space now, says Shehla – The Hindu

An attack that foretold JNU row – The Hindu

Two months before the JJU waded into a full blown political storm, the student wing of the RSS, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarti Parishad (ABVP) had allegedly attempted to mobilise its cadres on the issue of “religious intolerance”.

An attack that foretold JNU row – The Hindu

JNU row: Taking back our universities – The Hindu

Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Chair in Philosophy, Professor, Committee on Global Thought, and Director, South Asia Institute, Columbia University, writes in The Hindu:

The relevant issue today is not which is the good nationalism, inclusive or majoritarian, but whether one can have a democratic polity at all when the domain of civil society is […]

Left warns of attempts to impose ‘fascistic’ set-up – The Hindu

Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday attacked the government over the JNU and Hyderabad University controversies.

Left warns of attempts to impose ‘fascistic’ set-up – The Hindu