The protests at one of India’s most famous universities continue to widen and polarise public opinion across the country.
It began after the president of the student union was arrested on charges of sedition, a move widely seen as an attempt to silence dissent.
Thousands of students have participated in a series of protests and Jawaharlal Nehru University has come to a standstill.
The arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar, 28, last week took place after a demonstration that marked the anniversary of the 2013 execution of Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri man convicted of an attack on India’s parliament in 2001.
The attack left 10 people dead and was blamed on an armed group based in Pakistan.
Kumar was arrested after a student group, ABVP, linked to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), filed a police complaint alleging anti-Indian slogans were heard during the demonstration.
A smartphone video of Kumar’s speech, which has since been widely shared, disputes these accusations.