State Overreach on Campus

  • The Union government’s response to the recent developments at Jawaharlal Nehru University betrays intent to create an atmosphere of fear amongst its students and teachers.
  • The rationale for the police action was an event to mark the anniversary of the execution of Afzal Guru. It is alleged that slogans were raised against India’s sovereignty.
  • However, there really was no case for the police to arrest students as there was no actual incitement to violence.