In the wake of a rainbow tree vandalised on 28th November, 2014  in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, one of the most liberal and progressive universities of India, queer and progressive students of JNU are organising the “Rainbow Walk: Queering the Campus” on 9th January at 4 pm from Ganga Dhaba to the entire campus.

According to the organisers, the rainbow tree at the first T-Point of the campus was created “to protest against the December 2013 verdict and also to celebrate one’s right to sexual freedom and identity.”

JNU is a university which has seen queer collectives on campus since 2003 when the country had barely started talking about LGBTIQ issues openly. ANJUMAN was started in 2003 and DHANAK is the only vocal queer group on campus currently. The organisers have also said that queer students and queer collectives on campus have perpetually faced discriminations and humiliations from opposing forces within the campus unfortunately including “members of the JNU administration”.

The organisers appeal not just students and faculty to join the walk but also “shopkeepers”.

 

 

In the wake of a rainbow tree vandalised on 28th November, 2014  in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, one of the most liberal and progressive universities of India, queer and progressive students of JNU are organising the “Rainbow Walk: Queering the Campus” on 9th January at 4 pm from Ganga Dhaba to the entire campus.

According to the organisers, the rainbow tree at the first T-Point of the campus was created “to protest against the December 2013 verdict and also to celebrate one’s right to sexual freedom and identity.”

JNU is a university which has seen queer collectives on campus since 2003 when the country had barely started talking about LGBTIQ issues openly. ANJUMAN was started in 2003 and DHANAK is the only vocal queer group on campus currently. The organisers have also said that queer students and queer collectives on campus have perpetually faced discriminations and humiliations from opposing forces within the campus unfortunately including “members of the JNU administration”.

The organisers appeal not just students and faculty to join the walk but also “shopkeepers”.

 

 

Rainbow Walk in JNU Campus on 9th January

[caption id="attachment_8005" align="aligncenter" width="960"]Rainbow Tree Rainbow Tree (Picture by Gourab Ghosh)[/caption]

In the wake of a rainbow tree vandalised on 28th November, 2014  in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, one of the most liberal and progressive universities of India, queer and progressive students of JNU are organising the “Rainbow Walk: Queering the Campus” on 9th January at 4 pm from Ganga Dhaba to the entire campus.

According to the organisers, the rainbow tree at the first T-Point of the campus was created “to protest against the December 2013 verdict and also to celebrate one’s right to sexual freedom and identity.”

JNU is a university which has seen queer collectives on campus since 2003 when the country had barely started talking about LGBTIQ issues openly. ANJUMAN was started in 2003 and DHANAK is the only vocal queer group on campus currently. The organisers have also said that queer students and queer collectives on campus have perpetually faced discriminations and humiliations from opposing forces within the campus unfortunately including “members of the JNU administration”.

The organisers appeal not just students and faculty to join the walk but also “shopkeepers”.

[caption id="attachment_8003" align="aligncenter" width="540"]1653794_10205656635354736_2125497652110381556_n Rainbow Tree inside JNU Campus, Delhi (Picture by Gourab Ghosh)[/caption]

 

 

Kumam Davidson

Kumam Davidson

A liberal at heart and an avid reader, he tries to fuse liberal, feminist and queer thoughts in his writings. He is also writing a doctoral thesis on the intersection between violence and urbanistion in the case of Karachi. Write to him at davidsonkumam@gmail.com.
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