"Today, the fees at JNU have been increased; tomorrow, it will happen at other universities, including AMU. This government is constantly attacking the universities," says Huzaifa Aamir Rashadi, Honorary secretary AMU students union, 2018-19
The rise and fall of student rebellion is strongly linked to politics, writes senior journalist Rajat Roy. While the Congress government brutally suppressed the Naxalite movement, students politics in Bengal got a boost during the Left regime only to trickle out
Kanhaiya Kumar is the CPI candidate for Begusarai in Bihar. If student leaders are asking probing questions today, credit goes to this young man who looked Narendra Modi in the eye, feel JNU student leaders.
NSUI's Shivam Shukla won the President seat by defeating ABVP's Harshit Pandey by a huge margin while Chandan Kumar Mishra became the Vice President, Avnish Pandey won the General Secretary seat and Rajnikant Dubey secured the Librarian post.
"A part of the same group had gathered outside the university gate and were shouting their usual slogans: kill the leftists, kill the anti-nationals, desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro saalon ko. The mob outside that was doing it was joined by ABVP students from inside the campus also. So who they were is clear."