Lynching is a modern form of tribalism, where enemies – differentiated by religion, race, caste or ideology – are bracketed for elimination.
The case was transferred to the CBI on May 16, after the Delhi high court said the police were diverting attention instead of carrying out a proper investigation.
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“Most members present were not allowed give their opinions on any of the agenda items and these were summarily announced as passed by the VC,” the teachers’ association has said in a statement.
IIMC, which the proposal wants merged with JNU, has opposed the idea, saying the institute performs several unique functions.
The CPI(M)’s student wing accused the Centre of trying to “eliminate the history of campus agitations in the country”.
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.
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The meeting was successfully stalled as teachers and students refused to pass incorrect minutes, which would have ensured the UGC’s discriminatory admission policy was approved by the academic council.
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No evidence has emerged so far to suggest the vandalising of Prof Buddha Singh’s car was politically motivated, as he and the RSS have alleged.
“The websites www.srishtanews.com and www.dainikbharat.com are spreading reports claiming that JNU students are glorifying the Sukma Naxal attack,” JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey said.
Universities exist for the sake of free inquiry and uninhibited debate. If that’s not what they are doing, they may as well cease to be.
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The student leader played a key role in establishing the way JNU students actively organise movements across the country addressing issues of Dalits, women, labourers and students.
Those who will lose their jobs were among those actively involved in setting up a teachers’ association on the campus
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.
The oblique nature of structural violence leaves invisible marks on a Dalit student’s body and psyche that no autopsy can reveal.
Several universities were running such UGC-funded research centres that were set up under the 11th five-year plan and renewed under the 12th plan.
“Today JNU failed Rajini Krish, our education system failed him … Instead of giving hope, our education institutions offer a feeling of fear and despair.”
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We often tend to trust a statement or an argument simply because it conforms to our already-held beliefs, regardless of the strength or weaknesses behind its rationale and the veracity of its claims.
Reports say Delhi police likely to take the view that sedition charge against Kanhaiya Kumar will not hold.
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.
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur has withdrawn from a protest march against campus violence and has decided to leave Delhi.
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Cutting down vacancies need not be the only way that the UGC specified supervisor-researcher ratio can be ensured.
In an unprecedented disciplinary move, a circular was sent to teachers asking them to notify the registrar of their involvement in the strike.
The JNU teachers’ association announced the public lecture series, ‘Democratising Social Justice’, to be held from January 18, to protest against administrative high-handedness.
The National Book Trust has refused to allow a discussion on Avijit Ghosh’s book, Up Campus Down Campus, at the New Delhi World Book Fair, raising suspicions of the government acting preemptively to prevent dissent.
We are at a unique historical conjuncture that has brought large numbers of students from Bahujan, Dalit and Adivasi communities to universities. But have we rendered these spaces apposite to their needs, expectations and educational ideals?
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The JNU administration under vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar is trying to systematically stamp out the right to dissent within the campus, writes Mohit Pandey, president of the university’s students’ union.
The administration has been encroaching on the educational structures of JNU which is dangerously undermining the democratic ethos of the university.
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In a letter to the vice chancellor, members of the academic council have demanded that the council’s meeting be reconvened for more inclusive participation and decision-making.
Holding academic council meetings in the winter vacations and bypassing the voices of a majority of teachers is the latest instance of the university administration’s attempt to erode institutional structures.