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JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY

Cracked Mirror Chaman Lal JAWAHARLAL, Nehru University (JNU) is again in the news. News of the smallest incidents in JNU finds prominent place in the media. This time even BBC was fascinated by JNU. But the incidents in May were not small and have resulted in the indefinite closure of the University. Three students, including the president and general secretary of the JNU students' union, have been rusticated for three years and forty more await a similar fate. For the first time in the 14 years of the University's existence, hostels have been forcibly vacated and even foreign students are not being allowed to reside on the campus. Again, for the first time, police have made a home on the campus; even during the Emergency, the police had actually stayed on the campus for a few hours only. Also for the first time, even the administrative offices and libraries have been closed since May 11.

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