New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) is organising a protest on Monday, October 7, 2019, at the campus. A discussion titled “64 days of shutdown: Abrogation of Article 370 and the reality behind ‘stability, peace and development’ in Jammu and Kashmir” will also be held which will be participated by renowned leftist personalities and activists.
Shehla Rashid Shora, Annie Raja, Pradeepika Saraswat, Sanjay Kak and Aejaz Ahmed Rather will address the gathering which will take place around 4:30 pm at Sabarmati Dhaba on Monday.
Shehla Rashid Shora (political activist), Annie Raja (general secretary, NFW and member, fact-finding team in Kashmir), Pradeepika Saraswat (journalist and researcher on Kashmir issue), Sanjay Kak (national award-winning filmmaker) and Aejaz Ahmed Rather (former JNUSU general secretary) will participate in the discussion.
According to India Today, JNUSU vice president Saket Moon told that the event is being organised for two major reasons. To give the true picture of the clampdown areas in Kashmir and to present videos and reports to show the real picture of Kashmir after the abrogation.
The protest is being organised days after minister Jitendra Singh was invited to the varsity by JNU administration and ABVP for a talk to deliver a lecture on ‘Abrogation of Article 370: Peace, stability and development in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh’ on October 3. He had painted a peaceful picture of the restricted areas according to the government’s set propaganda.
In a statement released on the seminar, JNUSU stated, “The Xenophobic Triumphalism of the Sangh Pariwar is on full display today at JNU… It is ironic that the administration which has wrecked the peace and stability of JNU is inviting a minister from a party which is destroying the peace and stability of the country.”