Freedom of expression under threat on Indian University campuses1st Mar 2017 | By Simin Fadaee and Geoffrey Pleyers | Category: Anti-Repression Initiative, News & Events
The recent violence at Delhi University’s Ramjas College is another example of growing threat to freedom of expression on Indian University Campuses since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014. The violence erupted after the nationalist group ABVP disrupted a seminar titled, ‘Cultures of Protest’. This incident, once again highlights the significance of social movement studies for emancipatory politics and as a form of resistance against the rise of the far right and reactionary politics. The ISA 47 initiative against repression of academics condemns any form of violence on university campuses and stands in solidarity with protesting students, academics and activists.