A violent attack on scholastic flexibility|Letter

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A violent attack on scholastic flexibility|Letter

We highly condemn the violence versus trainees and professors personnel of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, on 5 January by a gang of armed and masked rightwing goons consisting of numerous coming from the ABVP, a clothing connected to India’s judgment BJP (Report, 7 January).

Shamefully, the Delhi cops enabled the aggressors into the school unrestricted, obstructed the roadways, assisting in the extension of the attacks, and later on enabled the armed goons to leave under their security. The JNU administration have, shockingly, stayed quiet. The aggressors extremely attacked trainees and scholastic personnel and vandalised university home. There are several reports of hospitalisation and very major injuries, consisting of to trainee union president, Aishe Ghosh, and chair of the Centre for the Research Study of Regional Advancement, Prof Sucharita Sen. Medical professionals and medical volunteers trying to help the victims were likewise assaulted and their ambulance was smashed.

These occasions have actually been available in the wake of ruthless cops violence versus trainees in Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim universities, where tranquil demonstrations versus the Citizenship (Change) Act and the National Register of People were occurring. This obvious targeting of dissenting trainee voices is happening versus an exceptionally troubling background of sweeping repression accompanied by extensive attacks on minority neighborhoods.

In uniformity with trainees and professor of JNU, we require that as a matter of seriousness the criminals are brought to book, worried authorities held responsible and the tranquil and dynamic democratic environment on school for which JNU has actually long been understood globally is brought back.

Prof Bhaskar Vira University of Cambridge, Prof Barbara Harriss-White Checking out teacher, JNU, and Wolfson College, University of Oxford, Dr Kalpana Wilson Birkbeck, University of London, Dr Aditya Ray The Open University, Sarbjit Johal South Asia Uniformity, Prof Shirin Rai University of Warwick, Prof David Mosse Soas University of London, Satpal Muman Chair, CasteWatchUK, Santosh Dass, Anti-Caste Discrimination Alliance Prof Valentina Vitali University of East London, Prof Julia O’Connell Davidson University of Bristol, Prof Katy Gardner London School of Economics and Government and 177 others

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