JNU Violence: ABVP shifts blame to Left students organizations

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (All India Students Federation), the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, today sought to distance itself from the violent incidents on Jawaharlal Nehru Campus on Sunday evening. In their first official reaction, officebearers of the JNU unit of ABVP said the violence was carried out by students organizations affiliated to […]

JNU students fined for cooking biryani in office after ABVP campaign

The administration of the Jawaharlal Nehru University has fined its students Rs 6,000 for cooking and eating biryani in the administrative block during an overnight protest in June. The move, however, has taken a political turn as the action follows a campaign by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad — the student wing of the BJP […]

Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mavani, others organize anti-lynching platform

Prominent activists such as Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mavani, Tehseen Poonawalla and Shehla Rashid have formed an anti-lynching front in the background of vigilante attacks in the name of religious symbols like the cow. Under the banner of the National Campaign Against Mob Lynching, the platform will fight against what it calls “cultural terrorism” that it […]

After Shatrugnan, Lalu Prasad Yadav comes in support of Kanhaiya Kumar

Lalu Prasad Yadav, the leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal and partner in Bihar government, accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of cooking up the issue of Leftist students raising anti-national slogans in the JNU to divert attention from the suicide of Dalit student Rohit Vemula. Talking to the media, Prasad said Kanhaiya Kumar, who also hails […]

Patiala House rioting lawyers may lose license, Bar Council institutes probe

The Bar Council of India, the top professional body for lawyers, has instituted a new enquiry into the violence in Patiala House court compound. The panel will consist of three members. If the findings are adverse, the rioting lawyers could lose their advocates’ license, which will prevent them from practicing law. The Bar Council of […]

Times Now criticizes nationalist lawyers, Twitter fans not amused

Times Now has surprised many fans on Twitter after the channel today adopted a tough stand against patriotic lawyers who attacked Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president Kanhaiya Kumar and the media that they feel support “anti-nationals”. Today, on the second day of trial, Kumar was attacked for the second time by self-described nationalist lawyers, […]

Supreme Court sends delegation to Patiala House for inspection

The Supreme Court has appointed a five-member lawyer delegation to visit Patiala House today and submit a report on the happenings inside the court complex on the same day. The move comes after the guidelines issued by the apex court failed to stop violent lawyers who again attacked Kanhaiya Kumar, the president of the students […]

Delhi High court dismisses plea for NIA inquiry into JNU incident

The Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition seeking an order for an inquiry by the National Investigation Agency into student protests in Jawaharlal Nehru University. The High Court dismissed the plea after noting that the Delhi Police’s inquiry cannot be faulted so soon and it cannot be assumed that the Delhi Police is incompetent […]