We say, and most of us know that the nation runs on the power of youth. Colleges and universities are places where students can freely debate national issues and formulate solutions. Jawaharlal Nehru University, one of the top notch educational institutes of India has been smeared with allegations concerned with sedition.

In a nation which stands by secularism and unity in diversity, incidents like the one at JNU has raised serious concerns over the efficiency of college administration as well as the misdemeanor shown by the government to the students. In this article, we will debrief the event and the aftermath of the surrender of two student leaders on late night Tuesday.

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The Surrender…

  • The two student leaders of JNU, Umar Khalid, and Anirban Bhattacharya surrendered before the Delhi Police.
  • The police had to ward off eyes of the media by driving 10 kilometers around and then taking the students to South Campus Police Station.
  • The duo was held at the station for the night and is to be produced in the court on Wednesday.
  • Their arrest was confirmed by the Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), Deepak Mishra.
  • On Tuesday morning, the two approached the Delhi High Court for seeking protection and surrender.
  • The court, on the other hand, ordered them to surrender as well as suspending the hearing for protection till Wednesday.
  • The court did not even grant interim protection against arrest for a day and asked the duo to inform about the time, place and date on which they will be prepared to surrender.

Partners In Crime…

  • There are three other students apart from Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are wanted on charges of sedition.
  • The students are Ashutosh Kumar, Rama Naga, and Anant Prakash.
  • Ashutosh is a former JNU student union president and has stated that they are always available on the campus.
  • If the police wanted to call them for assisting in the investigation, they would be prepared for it.
  • On the contrary, there is no initiative on behalf of the police till now.
  • What’s next?
  • The press has prepared an implicit list which cites some questions which may be asked by the police to the two students.
  • We have tried to scout out the significant ones though there is no surety that these questions will hold any value during and after the interrogation.
  • The whereabouts of the students, purpose behind shouting anti-India slogans, the source of funds and other relevant questions might be a part of the interrogation from the Delhi Police.