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The Isolation of JNU  

Akash Bhattacharya, draws upon his personal experiences as student, to comment on a less highlighted aspect of spaces such as JNU – their ability to compel social elites to question their own privileges.     Learning, Unlearning   I write this note to share a few thoughts and experiences considering the recent conversations on subsidies […]


Hostel Fee Hike In JNU – An Attack On The Idea Of Public University

Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been protesting for nearly last three weeks against the draft hostel manual, which has provisions for massive hostel fee hike in addition to dress code and curfew timings. The JNU students are demanding a complete rollback of the hostel manual. Writes Suchishree Chatterjee.   The state backed violence […]


পড়ুয়াদের এই অসহিষ্ণুতা, এই বিক্ষোভ অভিপ্রেতই ছিল।

আরএসএস–এর প্রত্যক্ষ তালিমে যে ছাত্র সংগঠনটি বিশ্ববিদ্যার মুক্ত আলয়কে কয়েদখানায় পরিণত করতে চায় বাবুল সুপ্রিয় তাদের প্রতিনিধি। যারা রাষ্ট্রীয় রক্ষাকবচের বলে কোনোরকম শাস্তির ভয় ছাড়াই ইচ্ছেমাফিক পিটিয়ে, পুড়িয়ে হত্যা করতে পারে দলিত, আদিবাসী, মুসলমানদের বাবুল সুপ্রিয় তাদের প্রতিনিধি। ছাত্র–ছাত্রীদের অধিকার রয়েছে অসহিষ্ণু হয়ে ওঠার। ধৈর্য হারানোর। লিখেছেন দেবাশিস আইচ।     ‘Patience,’ wrote Ambrose Bierce […]


Sanghis, Securitisation and Surveillance: Women Lead Student Protests in JNU, Force Admin to Back Down

Following the disruption of the electoral process by ABVP vandalism, the JNU administration is using the attack as a ruse for further securitisation and surveillance on campus, while the known perpetrators of the violence roam around free and entitled. Women have particularly been the target of these new policies and have been fighting back through […]


ABVP resorts to violence, captures vote counting station in JNU Students’ Union election

The very next day after the JNUSU elections see the larger voter turnout in 6 years, ABVP activists disrupted the counting of the polls throughout the day, allegedly resorting to violence on multiple occasions, specifically targeting anti-ABVP student activists. Several students have been beaten up, alleged ‘outsiders’ with canes have entered the campus, and the […]


Wages of Security Guards in JNU Slashed

As a likely consequence of the Delhi High Court judgment scrapping the wage hike by the Delhi government, the already meager salary of JNU security guards working under the agency G4S got reduced this month without any prior notice. Workers and students are raising their voices in protest against this unjustified measure. A GroundXero report. […]