Red Salute to Chandu – Kavita Krishnan

Today is the day Comrade Chandu, former JNUSU President, was killed in Siwan, Bihar at the behest of the criminal RJD MP Shahabuddin. March 31, 1997, 4 pm. It’s worth recalling that one of the reasons JNU fees are low today and students coping with social, regional, gender and other deprivations can get to JNU, is because of struggles Chandu led when he was JNUSU … Continue reading Red Salute to Chandu – Kavita Krishnan

Khurshid Anwar – Kavita Krishnan & Kalyani Menon Sen

Statement from Kavita Krishnan and Kalyani Menon-Sen We are deeply shocked and saddened by the death of Khurshid Anwar. As activists committed to ending violence against women, we have been trying to ensure the due process of law and justice in relation to the allegations against Khurshid Anwar. These allegations were being bandied about on social media, where a concerted campaign of intimidation and vilification … Continue reading Khurshid Anwar – Kavita Krishnan & Kalyani Menon Sen

How Can Rape Be ‘Natural’? – Kavita Krishnan

The Raghavji case should generate new laws, not homophobic jokes from politicians Charges of sexual assault, rape, sexual exploitation, or sex-for-favours against political leaders are pretty common. Sexual violence, after all, is about power, not desire. And who has more power than MPs, MLAs and leaders from the country’s ruling parties? So what’s new in the Raghavji case that hasn’t already been seen in the … Continue reading How Can Rape Be ‘Natural’? – Kavita Krishnan