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Criminalisation of student activism and the idea of academic freedom in India
India has seen an alarming rise in the imprisonment of students and young academics, as well as restrictions on academic activities that are critical of the ruling powers. Students from historically oppressed castes as well as minority religious backgrounds face systemic discrimination and exclusion from higher education, with women from these groups being hit the hardest. These developments are concurrent with a cultivation of anti-intellectual discourses in academic spaces in India. The webinar will highlight the vital role of student activism in university spaces in India.

Participants:
Prof. Dr. Apoorvanand, Dept. of Hindi, Delhi University;
Nabiya Khan, poet and activist;
Hadif Nisar, Student activist and President, Jammu and Kashmir Students' Association, University of Hyderabad;
Moderator: Aman Abhishek, Doctoral candidate, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jan 23, 2021 03:30 PM in Amsterdam

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