Alumni, Teachers Show Solidarity as Hunger Strike at JNU Continues | The Wire

On the tenth day of the indefinite hunger strike by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students against the punishments meted out by the High Level Enquiry Committee (HLEC) report, alumni and teachers joined the students to show solidarity and also protest on the actions of the administration.

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As Indian Universities Go Neoliberal, Protests by Students Offer a Ray of Hope | The Wire

Mohan J Dutta writes in The Wire:

Critical thinking and analysis are mere branding tools in glossy brochures, while the goal of administering the university becomes one of producing homogenous robots.

The neoliberal university is less a space for critical engagement, debate and inquiry, and more a skills factory for the technocratic workplaces owned […]

SC May Form SIT Into Attack on Kanhaiya Kumar | The Wire

Observing that there had been police inaction, the SC indicated that it will look into setting up a special investigation team into the attacks on JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

Source: SC May Form SIT Into Attack on Kanhaiya Kumar | The Wire

Gallery: Scenes of Humour, Calm and Rage at Hyderabad University | The Wire

Javed Iqbal captures scenes of humour, calm and rage at Hyderabad Central University after the call for “Chalo HCU” on April 6, 2016.

Source: Gallery: Scenes of Humour, Calm and Rage at Hyderabad University | The Wire

Condemned to Death … by Stupidity

Alok Rai writes in The Wire:

The simple point of this strategy is that aggressively administered stupidity is stupefying. It is too much of a struggle keeping the daily battering at bay – “nationalism”; “beef”; sedition charges, slogans, and two bodies dangling from a tree in Jharkhand.

 

Condemned to Death … by Stupidity

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From ‘Lal Salaam’ to ‘Jai Bhim-Lal Salaam’ | The Wire

Hot on the heels of the JNU controversy, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) organised a symposium at the Constitution Club on “The Assault on Thought”. The list of speakers at the Sunday event included academicians, lawyers, and JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar. The confluence of red and blue colours on stage sent a clear message […]

Police plan Big-Brother cameras for JNU

Delhi police are considering a proposal to install CCTV cameras on the JNU campus to keep under surveillance a section of students “who raise anti-national slogans” and participate in protests, sources told The Telegraph today.

Police plan Big-Brother cameras for JNU

Also see an earlier article by Ayesha Kidwai.

http://thewire.in/2015/09/16/big-brother-ugc-wants-to-keep-a-close-watch-on-students-10816/

 

 

 

Big Brother UGC Wants to Keep a Close Watch on Students | The Wire

Monitoring of movements, CCTVs, close vigilance by teachers, parental permission–UGCs new guidelines treat college students like children

Big Brother UGC Wants to Keep a Close Watch on Students | The Wire

Move to Cancel Enrolment of Allahabad University Student Union Leader? | The Wire

After the alleged harassment and suspension of Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad University for taking on the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad before committing suicide and the arrest of Jawaharlal Nehru University student leaders on charges of sedition, it is the turn of Richa Singh.

New Delhi: After the alleged harassment and suspension of Rohith Vemula […]

Interview: Kanhaiya Kumar on the ‘Natural Alliance’ of Ambedkarites and Leftists | The Wire

In his quiet, poised manner (quite unlike his passionate public speeches), he talked about his inspirations, the future of left and democratic politics, and the movement in JNU.

Source: Interview: Kanhaiya Kumar on the ‘Natural Alliance’ of Ambedkarites and Leftists | The Wire

A Syllabus on Sedition | The Wire

Shlachter, a writer and member of the Indian diaspora based in Austin, Texas, decided to a create what he has called the “JNU Distance Learning Sedition Module”. “This syllabus is an attempt at curating some of the more reliable articles, presenting vital counter-narratives, and providing slightly deeper context on some of the issues at play […]

University Teachers Speak Out Against Climate of Fear | The Wire

In response to what they say is a concerted government attack on universities, teachers from several institutions in Delhi came together to talk about the importance of academic freedom.

Source: University Teachers Speak Out Against Climate of Fear | The Wire

An Electric Evening at JNU With Kanhaiya Kumar | The Wire

JNU students and supporters spoke to The Wire about what it means to have Kanhaiya Kumar back on campus.

Source: An Electric Evening at JNU With Kanhaiya Kumar | The Wire

Asianet News Journalist Alleges Threats, Abuses After Hosting Debate on Mahishasura | The Wire

The chief coordinating editor of Asianet News has alleged that she has been harassed since moderating a news show debate on February 26 on Smriti Irani’s comments on the Mahishasura Martyrdom Day event held at JNU

Source: Asianet News Journalist Alleges Threats, Abuses After Hosting Debate on Mahishasura | The Wire

Mahishasura and the Minister | The Wire

Why the HRD minister’s angry reference to ‘Mahishasura Martyrdom Day’ celebrations at JNU may raise more questions than she likes.

Source: Mahishasura and the Minister | The Wire

This is the Home Minister’s Idea of Punishment for the Patiala House Thugs | The Wire

Two days after the attack, nobody has been held responsible in spite of ample photographic and video evidence.

Source: This is the Home Minister’s Idea of Punishment for the Patiala House Thugs | The Wire

‘Defending Bharat Mata’, With Kicks and Punches | The Wire

Ameeque Jamai

Source: ‘Defending Bharat Mata’, With Kicks and Punches | The Wire

Students, Teachers Attacked by Lawyers, BJP at Delhi Court as Tensions Mount at JNU | The Wire

The JNU campus has been sealed off as ABVP and RSS protestors gathered outside.

Source: Students, Teachers Attacked by Lawyers, BJP at Delhi Court as Tensions Mount at JNU | The Wire

Arrest ‘Anti India Elements’ Says Rajnath, So Police Pin ‘Sedition’ on JNUSU Head | The Wire

An event where students chanted slogans against Afzal Guru’s hanging has quickly escalated into a political controversy beyond the campus, with the students’ union president being arrested for sedition.

Source: Arrest ‘Anti India Elements’ Says Rajnath, So Police Pin ‘Sedition’ on JNUSU Head | The Wire