Protests Bring Fear to India’s Campuses

Updated: May 12, 2020

One of India’s most prestigious universities is half-empty. Students on campus track each other on their cellphones to ensure that their classmates are safe as violent clashes spill onto campuses, which are hotbeds of antigovernment protests. In recent weeks, there has been a rise in extremist violence in India’s university. As we reported last week, at least 40 students and staff of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) were admitted to hospital with injuries after a group entered Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, shouting ruling right-wing Hindu nationalist slogans while beating students, smashing windows, and destroying property.