The Imposition of CCS Rules in Central Universities: Statement by JNU faculty

THIS IS A STATEMENT PREPARED BY JNU FACULTY In the wake of the protests in universities about a number of disastrous policy level changes — huge fund cuts for the University Grants Commission, state governed divestment from the higher education in the name of graded autonomy, tampering with reservation policy in both drawing up recruitment … More The Imposition of CCS Rules in Central Universities: Statement by JNU faculty

The BabriMasjid/Ayodhya Judgement of 2010 – Some questions for today

  Babri Masjid before its demolition. It was still a mosque in 1992 when Hindutva mobs demolished it, and namaz was offered there until 1949 when under growing pressure from Hindutva forces, it was locked and made out of bounds for the public. However, Hindu puja was permitted there once a year. This post is … More The BabriMasjid/Ayodhya Judgement of 2010 – Some questions for today

Release arrested Manipur University professors and students NOW! Appeal to Visitor

We, the undersigned academics and members of civil society, unequivocally condemn the arbitrary arrest and incarceration of six teachers and nine students of Manipur University. Six teachers and seven students have been sent to judicial custody for fifteen days, and the remaining two students for five days. The arrests have been made under sections of … More Release arrested Manipur University professors and students NOW! Appeal to Visitor

Allahabad University Vice Chancellor’s misdemeanours: Open letter to President of India

OPEN LETTER TO THE VISITOR BY FORMER OFFICE BEARERS OF ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION and ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY CONSTITUENT COLLEGES TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION To The Hon’ble Visitor, University of Allahabad, President’s Secretariat (Rashtrapati Bhawan), New Delhi Sir, On the eve of the 131st Foundation Day of the University of Allahabad, the under-noted former and serving teachers of the University … More Allahabad University Vice Chancellor’s misdemeanours: Open letter to President of India

Constructing Democratic Rights Activists as Conspirators: Preeti Chauhan

Guest Post by PREETI CHAUHAN The recent arrest of activists and intellectuals, and raids on various others connected with rights activism across five states in India is a grim reminder of the shrunken space for protest, criticism and dissent in our democracy today. This tendency to muzzle opposing voices has been on brazen display over … More Constructing Democratic Rights Activists as Conspirators: Preeti Chauhan