The weeks following the February 9th incident within the JNU campus have been nothing but eventful in India’s social and political discourse. At least, this is something most of us will agree on, no matter which side of this increasingly impermeable “fence” we sit on. There have been arguments, counter arguments thrown from each side … More Conversations on Sedition: Ritanjan Das and Abhijit Sengupta
Williams College Stands with JNU! Kajri Jain, University of Toronto Aarti Sethi, (JNU 2009), Columbia University A complete Hindi transcript and video of Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech is available here. A complete English translation may be accessed here. Rohith Vemula’s last note may be accessed here.
Dear Student from CDS who pasted the posters criticising our collective effort to stand with JNU I write in response to the views that you expressed on those posters. First of all, let me tell you how much I’d have appreciated if you expressed those views openly right from the beginning, so that we could … More Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa! : To A Student from CDS
ALL INDIA LAWYERS UNION RAJASTHAN STATE COMMITTEE Dated:18.2.2016 SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO JNU All India Lawyers Union (AILU), Rajasthan State Unit, strongly condemn the recent incident where individuals in uniform of Advocates misbehaved and assaulted Mr. Kanhaiya Kumar, the president of JNU Students Union, JNU faculties, Media persons on 15.2.2016 when Mr. Kanhaiya Kumar was produced … More ALL INDIA LAWYERS UNION RAJASTHAN STATE COMMITTEE: Solidarity Message to JNU
We, activists and academics in the Pennsylvania region, strongly condemn the attack on academic freedom at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. The arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar, the President of the JNU Student’s Union, on charges of sedition has brought to light the intervention of the Union Government in the internal matters of the university. The … More STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH STUDENT ACTIVISTS IN INDIA: University of Pennsylvania & Philadelphia South Asian Collective
We, the undersigned—who study and work at Ashoka University, as well as the alumni of the Young India Fellowship, in our private capacity—write to voice our solidarity with the students and faculty at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Recent events at JNU, including the arrest of the JNUSU President over the charge of sedition, as well … More Letter of solidarity with JNU: Students, Staff and Faculty, Ashoka University
As the People’s Republic of Delhi dances to freedom’s song, people from around the world liberate banned speech. Bol Ke Labh Azad Hain Tere! Divya Cherian, (JNU 2008) Rutgers University Dora Zhang and Damon Young, University of California, Berkeley Greta LaFleur, Yale University A full text of Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech and a video is … More #NoDissentNoCOUNTRY #StandWithJNU