Guest Post by Prerna Trehan
While walking through the lawns between the Library and the Chemistry Department , one is confronted with the sudden and scary sight of policemen brandishing canes.
One of the policemen says, threateningly : “Go inside, before we start shooting bombs” (of tear gas). Behind him two policemen leap at a bewildered group of boys raining lathis and choicest of abuses.
This scene could be right out of the woeful alleys of Palestine, Syria or even Kashmir. However, the events that it describes took place yesterday in Panjab University, nestled in India’s first planned city, Nehru’s vision of modernity-Chandigarh.