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Republic of ideas

Print edition : March 18, 2016

Outside a polling booth in Jawaharlal Nehru University on November 2, 2007. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Election posters on the JNU campus in 2014. The university has a vibrant political culture. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat

A view of the Tapti hostel. Hostel accommodation is a big issue during the students’ union elections every year. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat

The government’s attempt to crush the JNU spirit, which is reminiscent of the dark days of the Emergency, is in line with the RSS’ antipathy to the university’s ethos of discussion, debate and free exchange of ideas.

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