As the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) continues IIT Bombay has issued a circular for students. Thorugh the circular the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, has asked students not to participate in any ‘anti-national’ activities.
This comes after the issuance of similar kind of circular for employees earlier this month. The circular released on 9th January asked the employees to prohibit any criticism of government. Employees were warned off giving any statements of fact or opinion that can embarrass the relations of the institute with the central government.
The recently issued circular by dean of students affairs reads, “Residents shall not participate in any anti-national, anti-social and or any undesirable activities.” The circular further prohibits speeches, plays or music or any other activity that disturbs the peace of the hostel environment.
Distribution of posters and pamphlets without the permission of the dean of student affairs is also prohibited as per the circular. The students and staff of IIT Bombay were holding protest against CAA and condemning the attack at JNU since January 5th.
The college conducted a 10-day Preamble lecture series where students and faculty talked about parts of the Constitution of India following the protest. Currently, protesting students are conducting a film festival on the theme ‘liberty, justice, and citizenship’.
Inputs from Hindustan Times