Azim Premji University Students Protest Against Wipro For Assisting Govt In NRC

Azim Premji University students condemned the IT major Wipro founded by Azim Premji himself, for assisting the government in implementing NRC in Assam.


Azim Premji University (APU) is an Educational institute of Azim Premji Foundation, established by Wipro’s
Founder-Chairman Azim Premji. The students of APU returned to the institute on Tuesday from their
semester break and held a protest against CAA-NRC and violent attacks on the students of
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) & Jamia Millia Islamia

The under-grad students of APU participated in a day-long protest registering their
dissent over CAA & NRC. They also expressed their solidarity with the students of JNU, AMU and
Jamia who have faced violent attacks in recent times.

The protests surprised media and outsiders considering the non-political history of APU. APU is another reputed institute to come in support of JNU students after the St. Stephen’s college. In a statement released by the students, they said that the violence unleashed on students shows the paranoia, intolerance and the subsequent feeling of insecurity of oppressors as regards their vested interest in retaining the status quo.

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They further mentioned that the state’s explicit war against critical dissent does not stop with this and also gets expressed unsubtly in its continual efforts to penalise public universities such as the recent fee hike in JNU. Students also demanded the police to drop all charges against the JNU students who were
protesting peacefully.

They also demanded immediate & unconditional release of Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekar Azad and social activist Akhil Gogoi. Students condemned the IT major Wipro, for assisting the government in implementing NRC in Assam.

Despite APU being an arm of Azim Premji Foundation, students went on to blame the private sector for
collaborating with the government. In a statement signed by 120 students of APU, they appealed the
private sector not to partner with the state in its fascist projects by assisting its discriminatory


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