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DU students, JNU teachers denounce raid at prof Hany Babu s house

A Pune Police raid at Delhi University professor Hany Babu s house drew sharp reactions on Wednesday from a section of the varsity s students and Jawaharlal Nehru University teachers, who dubbed it as an attempt to intimidate and harass him . The students of the Delhi University s (DU) English Department, where Babu has been teaching for close to a decade, staged a protest against the raid. They said such surprise raids without warrants were illegal . The Pune Police had on Tuesday searched 45-year-old Babu s house in Sector 78 of Noida, adjoining the national capital, in connection with the 2017 Elgaar Parishad case for alleged Maoist links. The search conducted at Babu s residence is another shocking episode in the ongoing authoritarian attempts by the current regime to intimidate and silence activists, writers, professors, journalists, and human rights defenders across the country, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA) said. This raid on him also ...

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