The principal and staff editor wanted words including ‘Dalit’, ‘beef’ and ‘fascism’ removed from the annual student magazine of the Government Arts and Science College, Nadapuram.
The day-long ‘Liberty Festival’ was to be held at the university to discuss theatre, poetry and songs celebrating the idea of the constitution.
The ABVP, students’ wing of the RSS, won two panel posts as well – secretary and joint secretary.
In a close fight, United Left candidate Geeta Kumari won the president’s post by defeating Nidhi Tripathi of ABVP by 464 votes.
Ankit Roy, an ABVP candidate in the upcoming students’ union elections, was “found to be involved in hitting” Ahmed by a proctorial inquiry.
The nine new members to be inducted in the Union council of ministers include four former senior bureaucrats and also BJP leaders from the states of Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh which go to polls in the near future.
An event scheduled in Delhi University to try and initiate conversations of various kinds was cancelled due to ‘security concerns’, only highlighting how free academic spaces have shrunk.
By consistently deterring students from dissenting against illegitimate and regressive practices, the current administration seems determined to crush JNU’s commitment to social justice.
Activists of right-wing organisations vandalised a vegetable shop owned by the family of a minor who had allegedly posted an “offensive” picture of the Kedarnath shrine on Facebook.
How do we as a society engage with the disappeared?
Lynching is a modern form of tribalism, where enemies – differentiated by religion, race, caste or ideology – are bracketed for elimination.
The BAPSA criticised the BJP-led government at the Centre for its “anti-minority” policies.
The police has faced the wrath of the court several times in this case for the manner in which it has been carrying out the probe and the slow progress.
The Students’ Federation of India has alleged that Nabarun Deb and his family were brutally attacked by ABVP activists over what they say is a false charge.
The censored event, Mukhatib, got converted to a space of silent protest, vibrant discussion, songs and poetry.
With the Delhi police rubbishing the claims about Najeeb Ahmed made by a national daily, the practice of using anonymous sources to make accusations has come under fire.
Dreams should not demand death as a price. A country that you call your home should not be the nightmare you live within. While Rohith Vemula chose, this is not a choice that he or Rajini Krish or others should ever consider or be forced to make.
The students of Delhi College of Arts and Commerce are now bringing out the magazine with their own funds and under a new name.
Justice Dinesh Mehta expressed surprise that the university suspended Rajshree Ranawat simply because she had invited a a particular person to speak on campus.
Our live coverage of the citizen’s march to parliament against ABVP’s violence in Ramjas college of Delhi University.
When political sensibility degenerates into political indoctrination, studentship receives a severe blow. Growth stops, the mind becomes closed, rigid, deterministic and hence, violent.
His comments come in the backdrop of the ongoing tussle between RSS-affiliate ABVP and left-backed AISA supporters in the Delhi University and a raging debate over free speech and nationalism.
In the eleventh episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the march against ABVP in Delhi University and Varun Gandhi’s ‘Right to recall’ Bill.
A strange nervousness engulfs the Big Media whenever they have to report something negative about the Sangh: they seem unwilling to tell viewers what happened without blunting the sharp, piercing edges.
Daniel Langthasa posted a series of images about his father’s murder on his Facebook page, questioning the BJP for giving former militants benefits and power.
In response to the rape threats issued on a public forum against Gurmehar Kaur, the government and its ministers ought to have clearly come out in support of the young student. They did exactly the opposite.
More than a thousand students marched in north campus to protest against the recent violence by members and supporters of ABVP, the student wing of the BJP.
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur has withdrawn from a protest march against campus violence and has decided to leave Delhi.
A glimpse into the mind of those who assaulted students at Ramjas College.
Activists of the Student Federation of India and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad clashed over the putting up of posters.
The First Information Report lodged by the Delhi police at Maurice Nagar PS on the Ramjas violence bears little resemblance to the written complaints the victims filed.
‘The kind of azaadi we fight for must be clarified: we are looking for the freedom to inquire and innovate.’
Traditionally, institutions of higher education have served as fertile ground for discourses critical of the state. Yet, more and more institutions in the country are coming under fire for fostering an ethos of free expression and dissent. As the consequences of being deemed “anti-national” loom large, fear, violence and parochialism do not just endanger our universities– they threaten the cornerstone of our democracy.
Left ‘shellshocked’ by the violence perpetuated by ABVP goons, a current Ramjas student says labelling the clashes ‘Left vs Right’ is inaccurate and misrepresents the students’ intentions.
A day after Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were not allowed to speak at Ramjas college, clashes between protesting students from opposing sides continued.
The cowards who fear the power of thinking should not delude themselves into believing the argumentative Indian can be so easily silenced.
In a further blow to freedom of speech and expression on campus, another university has ended up surrendering its rights in the face of a naked display of right-wing political aggression.
“Am I being suspended for exposing my students to intellectually stimulating professors and teachers from around the country?”, asks Rajshree Ranawat.
In the light of Jodhpur University’s February 16 decision to suspend Prof Rajshree Ranawat for inviting Prof Nivedita Menon to deliver a lecture on nationalism earlier this month, The Wire is republishing an article Menon wrote about the ‘controversy’.
The Sangh parivar’s plan seems to be to overthrow the Left Democratic Front government by citing law and order troubles, but they are unlikely to succeed.