Several students from Delhi University while wishing imprisoned DU Professor Hany Babu on his birthday, have expressed their solidarity to him. DU professor Hany Baby in connection with Bhima Koregaon and Elgar Parishad Case was arrested by NIA in July.
Over 250 students including many pass-out students wrote their wishes to Hany Babu on August 16. The students have even created a Facebook page named as Students in Solidarity with Professor Hany Babu to express their support. Several students on the Facebook page posted their messages for Hany Babu.
A student on the FB page wrote “You came to this earth to dispense it off of its numerous inequalities and you shall continue to do so. This is just a small hurdle in your path, endure it with your all might. I won’t wish you a happy birthday as its not a happy one indeed. Instead, I would like to inform you that all your students are with you in this situation. You shall emerge victoriously.”
A final year students studying MA in English from Delhi University wrote “really hope you are back home soon. I am going to regret not attending every single lecture by you. And while I’m being honest with you, I must just sneak into one of your classes next year.
While another DU student added that the imprisonment of activists and professors like you is no doubt an indication that the fascist regime can take every innocent down to ashes.
Another former student while sharing his experience wrote, ” I was in MA English batch 2013-15 in DU south campus. Back then Hany Babu was the first person he encountered at the receipt submission process. I remember how anxious I was in conversing with him because I could not speak fluent English. After getting admitted to the English Department, I got so embarrassed about this small meeting. But when I had attended your lectures on linguistics, I got immensely influenced by you. The way you used to teach us was simply awesome. After reading the entire news about the allegations I got so disturbed.
He added that many of them are demanding his release He further asserted that he wishes him to be released with respect as he is one of the academicians the students need the most. Social media has emerged immense love and support for Hany Babu after he was accused of his involvement in the Elgar Parishad case.