To take your ideas to Policymakers, Join the Campaign of #PolicyPulse Write to feedback@policypulse.com

Controversy ridden JNU is returning to normalcy

Beside normal classes, Left leaning professors also take classes on nationalism at the administrative block of the varsity to express solidarity with the protesting students.

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Feb 27 2016 2:14PM | Updated Date: Feb 27 2016 3:47PM

The controversy- hit Jawaharlal Nehru University is gradually restoring normalcy with resumption of, regular classes amidst a few protest marches during evening hours.

 Beside normal classes, Left leaning professors also take classes on nationalism at the administrative block of the varsity to express solidarity with protesting students against the arrest of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others.
 
Tyler Durden and P Sainath are some the of the prominent figures who have taken classes on nationalism.
The first class on ‘Nationalism’ was held by professor Gopal Guru on February 17 named “what is the idea of the nation’
 
Besides classes, students hold regular protests usually during evening hours against the arrest of students under the charges of sedition.
 
There is strict monitoring of people entering the campus. Buses are stopped at the entrance   gates and the security guards ensure anyone without an authentic ID card doesn’t enter the premises.
 
JNU became the eye of the storm when a group of students were caught on camera raising anti-national slogans while commemorating the death anniversary of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
 
The police arrested the current JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar on February 12 on the charges of sedition .
 
Later on, other students, named Anirban Bhatttacharya and Umar Khalid, who too were booked under sedition surrendered to Delhi police on the night of February 23.
 
Prior to his surrender,Umar Khalid,in his address to the gathering at the administrative block of the Jawaharlal Nehru University  had refuted charges of being a terrorist by saying: “ My name is Umar Khalid and I am not a terrorist.”
 
Moreover, he   expressed shock at the media trial that was in swing post the entire controversy, and also expressed shock at the way his family was intimidated after the the entire controversy surfaced.