Checking on friends and missing class: protests bring fear to India’s campuses

Dawn | Jan 23, 2020 at 11:14 AM
  • One of India’s most famous universities is half-empty and some students who are on campus track each other on mobile devices to ensure people are safe, as violent clashes spill on to campuses that are seen as a hotbed of anti-government protests.
  • Many of the most visible and persistent protests have been in and around universities, and some students now fear for their safety following clashes with police and unidentified mobs in recent weeks.
  • Such moves have stirred deep anxiety among India’s Muslim population and liberals that Modi is promoting a Hindu-first agenda in a country that celebrated its rich diversity.