This incident can be seen either in isolation particular only to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) or in the larger context of alleged right-wing violence.
"...I reject the Gold medal that is awarded to me in solidarity with all the students and public of India who are fighting against CAA and NRC in India."
This year the Indian educational campuses erupted in protest which is precisely why they were targeted by the fascist government.
The inclusion of Muslims alone can bring no respite to the issue. The CAA must be quashed, and that alone is the solution to this draconian Bill.
On Sunday, Delhi police entered Jamia Millia Islamia University and violently used their arms at the students and the university staff.
When students are bullied to the extent that they commit suicide, the question that remains is “Whose campus is it anyway”?
Each time JNU is in the headlines for its protests, women of JNU are put through some of the most demeaning and ridiculing judgments.
Classroom as a space is intriguing with individuals who might or might not be, from beforehand, recognizing themselves as gendered individuals.
In a country where discrimination has historically existed against women, sexual minorities and Persons with Disabilities, JNU has remained a space which not only provides accessible and inexpensive education but also a space of mobility and freedom of expression.
The criticisms to the student protests against the JNU fee hike reveal a middle-class apathy that is symptomatic of neoliberal thinking.