Delhi Police is acting on a script already reached by its political masters: Apoorvanand – Caravan

Apoorvanand, a professor of Hindi at Delhi University, is a vocal human-rights activist. In recent years, he has written and spoken out against the rising tide of Hindutva under the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government. Since December, when nationwide protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, or CAA, and the National Register of Citizens, or NRC, began, Apoorvanand has regularly voiced his opposition to the act. He has also expressed his opposition to the government crackdown on academic spaces, such as police excesses at Delhi’s Jamia Milia Islamia university in mid December, as well as the attacks on students in Jawaharlal Nehru University in early January by members of student groups aligned with the BJP. Read more

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