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  • Educationists and marketing pundits concur that expressing dissent on campuses by students through protests is normal, and acceptable. However, some caution when protests stretch too long and send the functioning of an institute into a tailspin, it can potentially impact the reputation of the institute.

    Early this month, the university had witnessed tussle between student groups over the issue of registration. Amid the stir, masked men had gone on a rampage on January 5 in the campus assaulting students and teachers and storming hostels, drawing widespread outrage.

    "He (Kejriwal) did not show up in Jamia (Millia Islamia), he did not show up in JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University). His statements were not frequent enough, strong enough and open enough," Sibal told PTI in an interview. He said Kejriwal's somewhat "subdued" response to what has been happening around has not sent the right kind of signals.

    “There could be a dozen such people at JNU who have won some award in the past and come with rich academic resource, especially in the subjects relevant to IITs,” said a senior official familiar with this development. “These could be ideal candidates for the IIT.”

    Referring to an Oxfam study released yesterday, Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICTC) said the inequality crisis remains unaddressed and out of control as hundreds of millions of people are living in extreme poverty while large rewards go to those at the very top.

    NITI Aayog member V K Saraswat asseted that internet services were suspended in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent certain elements from "misusing" information that could affect law and order situation there. On recent protests in Delhi's JNU, he said the institution has become a "political battleground" with half of the teachers being "hardcore Leftists".

    In an editorial in the party's Marathi mouthpiece "Saamana", the ruling party demanded that Union Home Ministry issue orders to file cases against those who make derogatory comments on Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar, and demanded Bharat Ratna for him.

    The yoga guru said Padukone should study social, political issues before making big decisions.

    He said the ongoing protests across the country against some decisions of the Centre were a way for people to vent out their "suffocation". The politician-activist was addressing a rally in Bhiwandi town here on Saturday night to oppose CAA, the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

    They said the three students, Pankaj Mishra, Vasker Vijay Mech and Ghosh, were questioned by the crime branch officers. They said that three other students -- Akshat Awasthi, Rohit Shah and Komal Sharma -- were absconding. Awasthi and Shah, who are first-year students of JNU, had featured in a sting operation conducted by a TV news channel.

    The 25-year-old Ghosh, president of the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU), is arguably the most recognised student leader in the country at present.

    On the resignation of economist Amit Bhaduri as professor emeritus, Saraswat said: “If a professor emeritus wants to give up the status, it is his wish. But how is he contributing by detaching himself from JNU? He is giving a wrong message because he has not gone into the details of the issue.

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