By Ashley Tellis
There is no substitute for struggles on the ground, no matter how difficult these are. In the JNU case, it cannot but be a struggle on the ground and many academics from there (including ones excoriated for asking for a withdrawal from social media activism in an earlier moment) have already issued a statement against the punishment and will doubtless start a campaign against it in JNU.
By Shahwar Kibria & Mir Mudasir Gul
While the JNU student community is embroiled in an unending nightmare and endless trials since February 2016 and gross injustice meted out by its own administrative system, the civil service aspirants in J&K are facing unexplainable stress, mental harassment and strategic alienation facilitated by an inconsiderate, insensitive, unfair and a highly incompetent administrative body – the JK PSC.
By Gaurav Pathania
Two powerful organisations, the Student Federation of India (SFI) and All India Student Association (AISA) have vied for power for decades. But for this election, they united in an unprecedented alliance to counter ABVP’s rising influence. Undoubtedly, the strong presence of ABVP is the result of ideological degradation of the Left parties on campus.
By Manindra Nath Thakur
The dissatisfaction or displeasure of written mode of examination made him challenge the rationale of evaluation by the university, following which he was debarred from the same.
By Aqsa Agha
At a time when our country’s future is being disassembled by the temptations of nationalism and creation of the figure of the ‘suspect’ intellectual, the struggle appears both enduring and challenging on one hand and inspiring on the other.
By Arvind Kumar
The implementation of University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.PHIL./PH.D Degrees) Regulations, 2016 in JNU has resulted in massive seat cut for upcoming academic year 2017-18. This year university will admit only 102 students in MPhil and PhD courses in comparison to the last year when the university admitted 970 students for the mentioned courses.
By Rama Naga
It’s time to put more effort to make it a movement not only at a university in Delhi but also in all the universities of India. We have to break every conspiracy, which narrows down the scope of the movement by terming it as “Left verses Right”. This fight is not about “Left versus Right” but it is a fight for rest verses right.
By Urdu Media Monitor
Let them find out my Najeeb. An innocent boy was beaten so mercilessly. No treatment was given to him. Soaked in blood he went to Safdarjang Hospital but they didn’t give him any treatment. Why did the doctors not treat him? Police complaint could have been filed later. Had they admitted him there, my child would have not faced what he faced [sobs and cries].
By Arunoday Majumder
The final fiasco in JNU saw a number of remarkable get-togethers. Hapless inheritors and parliamentary communists were in attendance. The second variety in particular is not exactly emblematic of freedom of thought. Higher education in West Bengal, during the communist regime, was hammered and sickled to mediocrity in the name of countering elitism.
By Heba Ahmed
So this is what the ‘fun’ element of nationalism does – it instills a rabid hatred, an irresponsible prejudice towards complete strangers – whose virtual ‘identities’ can be compiled into a hate list, circulated on social media to evince a potent mix of voyeurism and witch-hunting.
By Sania Hashmi
If the ABVP’s decision of sitting on a hunger strike instead of embellishing us with their khoon ka tilak and goliyon ki aarti is not a victory, I don’t know what is! Perhaps one must consult Mr Jaitley on this—he has grown quite adept at announcing victories—moral and otherwise. So what if he lost the Parliamentary elections? What has democracy got to do with it anyway!