Srinagar: Posters calling India a ‘jail of different nationalities’ have surfaced at Jawaharlal Nehru University, where a crackdown on students for organising an event on Afzal Guru has earned the government of India widespread criticism.
The posters have come up in support of Jammu and Kashmir’s right for self-determination, while condemning the circumstances that forced Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula to commit suicide. Delhi police is reportedly interrogating a photostate shop owner from Ber Sarai from where the posters are suspected to have been photocopied and four JNU students from Ber Sarai.
On February 9, an event was organised at JNU campus by some students that lead to the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Rama Naga and Anirban Bhattacharya.
A cultural evening was organised by 10 students, formerly of the Democratic Students’ Union (DSU), at the Sabarmati Dhaba, against the execution of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat, and for Kashmir’s right to self-determination.