Campuses under siege – Saffronising education, suppressing dissent

A number of top universities in country are witnessing an increase in communalisation of campuses, loss of autonomy among teachers, students, panels, and recently, a distortion of and demand to change history. | Image - Prathap Ravishankar

On the evening of October 9, about 150 students of Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (MGAHV) in Maharashtra’s Wardha held a sit-in discussion on the abrogation of Article 370’s provision of special status to Jammu and Kashmir. They gathered at the open-air amphitheatre located within the campus after being denied permission to hold a protest march two days before.

After the discussion, the students decided to write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about mob lynching and sedition charges against 49......