Is the TISS Students’ Agitation Mumbai’s JNU Moment?

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Is the TISS Students’ Agitation Mumbai’s JNU Moment?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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he atmosphere around the Tata Institute of Social Sciences campus this Monday was far more sullen than normal. Usually, the university grounds are bustling with liberated minds, dressed in the gender-neutral uniform of block-printed kurtas. But today, a nimbus of despair surrounded the gates of TISS, with protesters seated on the floor, agitating against the school authorities.

It’s a scene that’s common to Jawaharlal Nehru University or Delhi University, hotbeds of student protest culture. But you’d be hard pressed to find a gathering of young men and women make common cause, in a city as politically apathetic as Mumbai.  

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