In Photos: Teachers Join Students in Condemning Police Presence
After a large showing at the JNU Teachers’ Association press conference on Sunday, JNU teachers and students alike formed a human chain in symbolic defiance of the recent police presence on campus.
See the story unfold in the photos below.
JNUTA held a press conference on Sunday afternoon to address the escalating crisis on campus.
JNUTA President and Secretary answered questions posed by the media..
DUTA President Nandita Narain spoke in solidarity with JNUTA.
JNUTA marched to join students at Ganga Dhaba.
Assistant Professor Rohit rallied gatherers before the chain began.
One by one, students and teachers linked hands and stretched across JNU campus.
The human chain consisted of thousands of participants.
Activists marched along the chain shouting slogans in support of JNU’s autonomy.
JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid walked along the chain chanting slogans such as “Student teacher unity, long live!”
Shehla Rashid led members of the human chain in slogans and chants.
The chain formation was followed by a gathering at Ad Block, aka “Pink Palace”.
Students and teachers held signs demanding the immediate release of JNUSU President, an end to Police Raj on campus, and an end to the “witch-hunt of students”.
Shehla Rashid spoke passionately to a full crowd.
JNUTA President Ajay Patnaik addressed the crowd in support of the protest action.
Media were present covering the entire course of the demonstration.
This event was the largest mobilization of JNU students and teachers in recent memory.
Sibel Güner is an MA student and works for The Informer.