Aranya Shankar

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JNU: Anirban, Umar get notice for creating ‘disharmony… communal feeling’
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

On Monday, some students including JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Rama Naga and Anant Prakash Narayan had received their showcause notices.

Not given details of charges against students: JNU deans
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

In their letter to the VC, the five Deans write, "we were not provided any details on what charges were being made against individual students and what the punishments recommended are in each case."

Remarks taken out of context, says JNU prof Amita Singh
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

In the interview, when asked how many people in JNU were anti-national, she allegedly said, “You think any teacher would be stupid to encourage anti-national slogans? These are hardly 5-6 people, and that too Dalits and Muslims.”

JNU February 9 event: Probe panel suggests ‘punishment and fines’ for some students
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

JNU, however, clarified that it does not signify a "clean chit" to the students and that the final decision in this regard will be taken after examination of the report by the Vice Chancellor.

JNU registrar completes 62, teachers’ body ‘derecognises’ him
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

The JNUTA said according to the statutes of the university, which prohibit anyone from continuing after the age of 62, Zutshi could no longer continue on his post.

JNUSU condemns ‘divisive slogans, media trial against Umar Khalid’
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Kanhaiya, Rama Naga attend campus meeting held late Monday, ABVP boycotts it.

Is JNU a democratic or a Left hegemonic space: Professor Makarand Paranjape
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

Paranjape also targeted Kanhaiya Kumar and the speech he made on the day of his return to campus.

Kanhaiya, Rama did not attend meeting with registrar on February 9: JNUSU VP
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

Zutshi had made the claims in his deposition before the high-level inquiry committee.

You surprise me, continue to do so, JNU prof tells students
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

Jayati Ghosh began her speech by saying that in her many years of association with JNU, she had never been prouder of it.

At ABVP rally in university: Lawyers say JNU incident ‘cancer that needs surgery’
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

Arora made the comments while speaking at a public meeting — on the ‘February 9 incident and Leftist propaganda’ — organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in JNU.

I am a resident of India, not a terrorist: JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar
Sat, Mar 05, 2016

Kumar deflected questions on JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya who have also been arrested on charges of sedition.

Between fiery speech and interviews, friends find a ‘different’ Kanhaiya
Sat, Mar 05, 2016

From the moment he entered campus Thursday evening, till late Friday night, every free moment of Kumar’s time was spent giving interviews.

‘Azadi’ for Kanhaiya soon, JNU celebrates
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

The beating of the traditional JNU daflis with flags of different student organisations being raised marked the happiness and pride of the protesters.

JNU faculty stands with Umar, Anirban — ‘They are responsible, sincere students, focused on academics’
Wed, Mar 02, 2016

Apart from those at JNU, teachers from their graduation days are also shocked by the way they have been portrayed.

Students accuse JNU admn of directing photocopy shops not to print pamphlets
Tue, Mar 01, 2016

Another owner also said he had been paid a visit by some men Sunday, but he could not confirm whether it was the administration or police.

JNU student accused of sedition to Smriti Irani: Try to attack us as strongly as possible, we will hit back
Mon, Feb 29, 2016

Over the last two weeks, the campus has seen constant protests and programmes, both in favour of and against students arrested. Here is the lowdown on the impact of the unfolding events on the university.

Academic programmes going on as usual: Prof Bupinder Zutshi, Registrar, JNU
Mon, Feb 29, 2016

Over the last two weeks, the campus has seen constant protests and programmes, both in favour of and against students arrested. Here is the lowdown on the impact of the unfolding events on the university.

JNUSU, in Kanhaiya’s absence: Shehla holds the fort with Rama, Saurabh charts his own path
Mon, Feb 29, 2016

Over the last two weeks, the campus has seen constant protests and programmes, both in favour of and against students arrested. Here is the lowdown on the impact of the unfolding events on the university.

JNU, interrupted
Mon, Feb 29, 2016

Over the last two weeks, the campus has seen constant protests and programmes, both in favour of and against students arrested. Here is the lowdown on the impact of the unfolding events on the university.

JNU media campaign: To raise funds, students to sell ‘exclusive’ photos, video footage of Umar, Anirban
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

The students also plan to use the footage later to make a documentary. They also plan to sell cartoons and artwork made by JNU students.

Govt is telling us: If you speak against us, this is what we’ll do, says HCU students’ union president Zuhail
Fri, Feb 26, 2016

HCU students’ union president Zuhail KP, who is currently in Delhi to support the ‘Stand with JNU’ movement, tells Aranya Shankar about the “fight to restore campus democracy”.

Foreign students speak out amid row: ‘We are JNU’
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Dismissing the ‘anti-national’ tag, Sylvie said, “It is a very specific term, which is determined by what values you associate with it. Whatever is happening now, I see that as democratic values being in jeopardy.”

Umar Khalid, friends show up in JNU, police wait outside campus
Mon, Feb 22, 2016

Police had last week named five students, including Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Ashutosh, alleging they were part of an event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

Inquiry into February 9 event: Reject probe panel, remove registrar, says JNUTA
Sun, Feb 21, 2016

The teachers are planning to gather outside the JNU’s administrative block Monday to demand a meeting with Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar.

JNU nationalism class: Visiting prof talks about ‘unfreedom’, being the ‘other’ in one’s own homeland
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

Sitas talked about how colonialism brought about the concept of the ‘other’.

SC refuses to hear kanhaiya’s bail plea: JNU students disappointed but vow to continue protests
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

After Thursday’s march at Jantar Mantar, the student community had high hopes that Kanhaiya would return to campus the next day.

JNUSU Vice-President: Resolutions passed by students’ council invalid as it didn’t meet the quorum
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

According to the JNUSU constitution, at least half the total members have to be present for the quorum.

22 Anjalis, 2 Rubinas: JNU probe panel finds there’s a lot in a name
Fri, Feb 19, 2016

'For most names, we have been able to identify the person, but for some names this problem exists,' said Chairman of the probe panel.

Tricolour flies high on JNU campus amid differences
Fri, Feb 19, 2016

As students geared for the march, amid the posters they carried were some that stated, “I am Umar Khalid and my heart beats 4 India”. Another asked, “ Whose India?”, and yet another said, “Rohith Vemula, Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid are not anti-national.”

Three ABVP leaders resign over JNU action
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

Pradeep cited the reasons as the “current JNU incident” and “longstanding difference of opinion with party on Manusmriti and Rohith Vemula incident”.

Nationalism class at JNU: You cannnot define nation by forcing someone to toe a line
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

At around 6 pm, teachers formed a semi-circular human chain around hundreds of students who sat on the ground outside the administrative block in rapt attention, some taking notes.

Present proctorial panel composition unacceptable: JNU teachers’ body to VC
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

The 18 student councillors also wrote a letter, signed by each of them, to say they would not depose before the committee.

‘Stand with JNU’ campaign to start with nationalism classes
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

"Additionally, our videos will be uploaded on Youtube and shared on our Facebook page and Twitter handle, with the hashtag Stand with JNU,” said Rohit

Hackers deface JNU library website, threaten ‘traitors’
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

The hacking of the website comes amid a row over an event at the varsity against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar: No student will depose before proctorial panel, says JNUSU
Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Objecting to the definition of nationalism being propagated by the BJP and RSS, the teachers have decided to hold classes daily on nationalism at the administrative block starting Tuesday.

Arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar: Human chain on JNU campus as teachers demand ‘arbitrary charges’ be dropped
Mon, Feb 15, 2016

The human chain saw participation from civil society activists like Harsh Mander and Teesta Setalvad among others, along with the JNU alumni.