The JNU administration, in its statement last week, cited the case of Princeton University and MIT to argue that universities did “review academic contributions” of Emeritus Professors and even had the right to “rescind” such appointments.
On all four positions, the Left Panel alliance — comprising Students' Federation of India (SFI), Democratic Students' Federation (DSF), the All India Students' Association (AISA) and the All India Students’ Federation (AISF) — seemed to be way ahead of the runner up.
Romila Thapar speaks about the row over JNU asking for her CV to review her Professor Emeritus status, laments the state of the university, talks of a “creeping fear” among people in asserting their rights, and says history is more complex than just a past narrative.
The event saw several disruptions because of technical and other reasons, due to which the debate was paused for some time. Members of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) clashed, leaving some people injured.
During the hearing, the teachers’ counsel, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, apprised the court that they had sent individual responses to showcause notices, stating that no misconduct or violation of rules had taken place.
The memorandum cites the Central Civil Service (Conduct) rules according to which “no government servant shall resort to or in any way abet any form of strike...in connection with any matter pertaining to his service”.
A scuffle broke out at the Patiala House court in New Delhi on Monday afternoon after a group of about 40 lawyers present inside the court started shouting anti-JNU slogans demanding that University faculty present inside the court leave.
Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Friday granted six-month interim bail to JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, slapped with sedition charges. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh granted the bail plea of Umar and Anirban and directed both the accused to furnish Rs 25,000 as surety amount. Celebrating their release, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar said […]
In his deposition before the high-level inquiry committee set up to probe the controversy following the February 9 event at JNU, Registrar Bupinder Zutshi said students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar knew about the event, according to sources. – See more
Saying that efforts were being made to “obfuscate nationalism”, historian Romila Thapar Sunday said nationalism could not be the identity of one group and universities are “obvious places” for conducting “incisive debates on the nationalist enterprise”. – See more
The leaders of the student wings of the RSS, CPI-ML and the Congress talk about the unrest in universities, what comprises nationalism and sedition, and what Kanhaiya means for the politics of the country. See more
JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar lashed out at ABVP after his release from jail on Thursday evening. Thanking all who stood by him while he was in jail, Kanhaiya said he believes in the Constitution and Judiciary of India. Kanhaiya, who was arrested last month by the Delhi Police and booked under the charges […]
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Former Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Chaman Lal on Friday returned the 'Hinditar Bhashi Hindi Lekhak Puraskar' to the Ministry of Human Resource Development Ministry in the wake of ongoing unrest in the varsity. Lal said VC's moral authority will take a hit if he was not able to protect the faculty members, students and staff. Lal also termed the VC's move to allow police to enter the campus as a "disaster".
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Confirming his attendance at the ‘Mahishasura festival’ of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2011, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj on Friday said that he changed his thoughts after joining the saffron party. Raj further stated that Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani’s remarks on the Mahishasura event were political and he attended the event as an activist then. Irani had yesterday created a huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha by reading out a document on the Mahishasur Puja, observed on the JNU campus every October since 2011.
Day two of the Budget session of Parliament saw Rajya Sabha face repeated adjournments as Opposition party BSP stormed the Well of the House demanding that the BJP government come clear on the constitution of an inquiry committee into the suicide of Rohith Vemula. The House was then adjourned for the day. In Lok Sabha, […]
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Prem Nath informed that a local court has sent Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, Jawaharlal Nehru University students booked on sedition charges, to three-day police remand. The DCP said the Delhi Police will interrogate the students amid tight security. Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students, who along with JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly raised ‘anti-national’ slogans at an event organised on the university campus on February 9.
JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, wanted by Delhi Police in connection with raising of alleged anti-national slogans on the campus, surrendered late Tuesday night. Special Commissioner (Law and Order) Deepak Mishra confirmed the development. Police sources said both students had moved out of the JNU campus and were in their custody. They were […]