Shehla Rashid Shora is the Vice President of the Students’ Union at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She is also a prominent face of the All India Students’ Association (AISA), student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation. Shehla rose to fame during the JNU sedition controversy that had led to the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar, President of the JNU Students’ Union. She led the protests for the release of Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and others.
Shehla hails from Srinagar. She graduated in computer engineering from the NIT, Srinagar, and has also pursued a course on “India-Women in Leadership” at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Currently she is pursuing her MPhil in Law and Governance at the JNU. In this conversation with Raghul Sudheesh, she talks about Kerala, the agenda for the newly elected LDF government, rise of right-wing politics, relevance of the Left and much more.
How do you find Kerala?