Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: JNUSU

The strange politics of planet JNU: How I got introduced to ‘Leftist intolerance’

In 'JNU: Nationalism and India's Uncivil War' academic Makarand R. Paranjape presents a ringside account of the problems of JNU and its implications.

More time, but no grants: What PhD, MPhil students have to say about UGC’s extended deadline

UGC extended thesis submission deadline by 6 months in “larger interest” of research scholars, but students say they need funding extension too.

JNUSU asks govt, university to give visa permissions to Afghan students to travel to India

In a letter to Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar and the education ministry, JNU Students Union highlighted plight of students from Afghanistan and asked them to expedite necessary visa permissions.

JNU files FIR against students for forcibly entering library, students say need access to books

JNU administration plans disciplinary action. It also plans to open the library soon as students say they want right of entry because reading material is ‘difficult to access’ online.

A year on, Delhi Police says probe in JNU violence in last leg, will file final report soon

On 5 January 2020, masked assailants went on a rampage inside the university campus. The left-aligned JNUSU and the ABVP have both been held responsible in the incident

JNUSU claims Delhi police ignored messages about mob presence on campus much before January 5 attack

The JNU Students' Union also claims the RSS-affiliated ABVP was involved in attacking female students and JNUSU office-bearers last week.

Whole country is with JNU students in their fight for justice : Kerala CM to Aishe Ghosh

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh Saturday, and said the whole country supports the fight against JNU fee hike and CAA.

‘Come with statements, footage, picture’ — Delhi Police wants information on JNU violence

In an appeal, Delhi Police urges witnesses to share any activity they may have captured on mobile phones or camera during the JNU violence.

Teaching, activism and politics — what former JNUSU presidents are doing now

Sitaram Yechury, Kanhaiya Kumar are examples of those who joined politics after JNU, while past presidents such as V. Lenin Kumar, Dhananjay Tripathi chose academics.

2 days, 2 clashes in JNU: Sequence of events leading up to attack on students & teachers

ABVP and Left members had allegedly clashed on 3 and 4 January over student registrations for the winter semester and switching off power supply and a server.

On Camera


File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.