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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.

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JNUTA held a press conference on Sunday afternoon to address the escalating crisis on campus.

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JNUTA President and Secretary answered questions posed by the media..

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DUTA President Nandita Narain spoke in solidarity with JNUTA.

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JNUTA marched to join students at Ganga Dhaba.

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Assistant Professor Rohit rallied gatherers before the chain began.

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One by one, students and teachers linked hands and stretched across JNU campus.

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The human chain consisted of thousands of participants.

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Activists marched along the chain shouting slogans in support of JNU’s autonomy.

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JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid walked along the chain chanting slogans such as “Student teacher unity, long live!”

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Shehla Rashid led members of the human chain in slogans and chants.

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The chain formation was followed by a gathering at Ad Block, aka “Pink Palace”.

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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”.

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Shehla Rashid spoke passionately to a full crowd.

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JNUTA President Ajay Patnaik addressed the crowd in support of the protest action.

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Media were present covering the entire course of the demonstration.

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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.
 

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