The Hypocrites of JNU

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The outpouring of support and solidarity from a wide array of political groups in cases like the Rohith Vemula’s suicide and the arrest of a student leader of JNU on charges of sedition reflects sheer hypocrisy, double standards that we were caught into even in the pre-independence era and even today when democracy and parliamentary form of governance are counted as our pluses. To begin with, a very simple question seeks a clear-cut answer. ‘Kitne Afzal Maroge, Har Ghar Se Afzal Niklega’, ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, ‘Judicial Killing of Afzal Guru’- Are these slogans and expressions under the ambit of freedom of speech or are they anti-national?

A lot many can say that they fall under the right to freedom of expression but no one can deny their absolute anti-national sentiment. All parties, be it the Congress, CPI, CPM or AAP, have condemned the sloganeering; but why then their top leaders united at the JNU campus and advocated the release of the arrested student leader? This is what that symbolizes the hypocrisy of Indian national politics and also of the campus politics, which in case of Jawahar Lal Nehru University has always been Left leaning, more because of not only the students’ inclination towards communism but also because of most of the teachers finding their interests in Left’s ideology.

Why then the ‘Save JNU’ campaign launched by JNU’s extreme Left leaned students’ unions and teachers’ association doesn’t pay heed to the severe case of sedition that occurred in their campus is clearly evident. Rather, they feel worried of the raid by the Police that they say would hurt the academic excellence and rapport of their esteemed university. No one, and this is so miserable to notice, is even slightly bothered about the prevalence of anti-national elements in the very campus of a university that receives such high allocations from the government to back academic distinction; ‘free Kanhaiya’ is sadly the call in JNU, with just ABVP and other Right leaned groups opposing this. Also, had the first arrest been of Umar Khalid, organizer of the JNU shocking event, politicians would have given it an appalling communal color, similar to how Rohith’s alleged Dalit link was politically exploited against the ruling government.

Let’s know that this is not the lone incident in JNU that aimed at diminishing the sovereignty of India. Cases of hailing the deaths of terrorists have occurred on numerous occasions in the campus of the university, all owing to student politics that seeks votes from minority group students; the university administration, however, didn’t take cognizance of the matter. And see where have we landed today- Teachers and students of JNU are not demanding penal action for the accused, they rather are mobilized towards protecting the university from any external intrusion, the underlying motive of which is to keep JNU confined in the locks of extreme and ill-version of communism that does not recognize uplifting of poor as its target, its sole goal now is to divide the country and rule these parts in the name of a socialist state.

This is not the pity fight for some seats in DU or JNU students’ union election; this is not the battle of ABVP, NSUI, AISA or some other student associations; this is a clear and well-drafted attack on the country’s supremacy and sovereignty and the same has to be dealt with under the provisions of law of the land, not through rhetoric politics or through a university committee. Agreed, the Indian Constitution has bestowed upon all the right to freely express their opinions and concerns; the same Constitution of Ambedkar makes the Supreme Court its protector, and the same Court has convicted and sentenced the terrorist who was hailed and commemorated at the so-called ‘Country without a Post Office’ demonstration at JNU. The evokers, or shall we say ’Hypocrites’, of Ambedkar have failed him.

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Politics is so very inimitable. While laws of science do have standards and longevity, laws of politics are ever-changing, specifically in India, where Communism, Socialism, Capitalism are re-defined to suit the needs of various political groups. No wonder why the likes of Marx, Lenin and Stalin have been replaced by Yakub Memon and Afzal Guru. The same Rahul Gandhi who was opposed by the Left groups from delivering speech at the JNU campus some years back, the campus that hated Congress, today sees the same Rahul sharing dais with Left leaders and together they have a sole opposition- the union government of India led by the BJP.

Then are also many alleging that speech cannot form a part of sedition unless it incites the public to become violent. Really? And if so is the case, tomorrow the same cluster of people would go to streets, will hail not just Afzal or Yakub but also Hafiz Saeed and Lakhvi, they will also show solidarity with Pakistan and will welcome them to bring down India’s democracy. It is happening though, inside one of the most prestigious Indian universities, the JNU, and the participants are from all opposition parties claiming to be seculars and real nationalists. They may not be directly celebrating the hangings of Afzal or Yakub; their cohesion with Kanhaiya and other perpetrators is indirectly leading towards the same end.

Freeing campuses of JNU, DU, Hyderabad University and other places of education of dirty and seditious politics has become an imperative need, something that if not actively and quickly taken care of, will not only brainwash the entire youth studying at these centers, but will also eventually take us to a milieu of divided India, ruled by such perpetrators and mutinous elements. Re-thinking the recommendations of the Lyngdoh Committee and re-working the norms of selection of teachers at JNU (who in most cases not only follow but also propagate the Left ideology) is what should be the first step after the anti-national elements of JNU incident are brought to justice.

Institutions of education and learning are disrespecting country’s sovereignty and communal harmony, they have given distorted and ill meanings to Marxism and Maoism, this demands our timely intervention. The youth is our future, let’s not make this future politically and morally corrupt. Ambedkar’s legacy is to be protected from the madness of so-called neo-nationalists and advocators of treasonable freedom of expression.

96 thoughts on “The Hypocrites of JNU

  1. Maheshwar Dutt

    We have to nip the evil in the bud. Congress and the Left are playing a dirty game by supporting sedition just for the sake of mere opposition. They are misguiding the students and the nation. I support your blog and am sure that every patriotic Indian will love it. I am happy that Anand Sharma was blowed by someone on the ear but sad why Rahul and Sita Ram Yechuri were not hit. The nation has to rise and show these opportunist politicians their place. The congress party and the Left should be ashamed of what they are doing.

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    1. Maheshwar Dutt

      These hypocrites of JNU if not stopped now will pollute the campus politics of other institutions as well. How can they redefine sedition to suit their hypocrisy of gaining vote bank? If the executive fails to stop them, the judiciary must bring them to book, especially these politicians who are instigating.

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  2. Rajesh Srivastava

    Dear Dr Gupta,

    A very well written article! Talking to tolerance, this is the best example that so many self seeking, anti-nationalist politicians are being tolerated in India! India is the most tolerant country!

    Kind regards

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  3. Eshwar (Pidugu) Yadav

    Y the people like us still being patience and getting into sociaal media?… We must email or letter to PM or to The President to take action on anti indians….THIS IS TO INDIA AND WE ARE ALL GREAT INDIANS thats it….

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  4. Joy Chatterjee

    My take on this issue : Involvement of political parties in universities maybe is as old as our independence and it is easier said than done but we can definitely do without them in a place where kids go to study ! Having said that, this matter was purely a case of every party and party representative trying to cook their “Roti” in a common fire or ” Sanjha Chulha” concept with a sole goal of bringing down or tarnishing the central govt. we are a bunch of crabs and this is what crabs do.Cutting it short, I have only one thing for these so called “followers of free speech” – Whatever you do, Be indebted to the land you live and thrive – not to the religion you follow !! A burning example are the Syrian migrants…it is humanity that is helping them find a (new) home, not there religion or for that matter, the language they speak !!

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  5. Prashant Tripathi

    Who is a nationalist? Any criteria or any certificate for that? It’s only belief that unite us…5000 year old civilization is suffering from more than 5000 issues…solution is…listen everyone…talk on every issue…escaping from problems…hiding,suppressing or killing thoughts and expressions will turn into a disaster and nothing else.

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  6. Vinay Jalan

    JNU is an important Educational Institution in India. At the capital of India, if this is done by anybody, then none should be spared. This is anti National and this is intolerable

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  7. Ramchandra B Kulkarni

    Well thoughts, but will hypocrites have an iota of common sense or do they still think we are fighting British. No one is making such noise for Kashmiri Pandits-Why?? Sadistic politic.

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  8. Hardeep S. Sharma

    Congress and Left parties had never the same consciousness on any such matter in the past. But this time they are opposing the arrest because of NDA government at the center.

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  9. Arjuna Gandhi

    Was it fair to beat students and journalists in court? Lawyers know that government will do nothng against them so they have become so fearless to attack people inside court premises.

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  10. Mehek Chawla

    News channels have rarely talked about presence of D Raja’s daughter in anti-India sloganeering. She must be arrested at the earliest and not spared because of powerful links.

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  11. Kadambari tripathi

    No one is talking about the deaths of peasants in the country when this should be the foremost priority of any left group. Shame on such left ideology.

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  12. Aashika Gehlot

    This is an example for government to prove that they are different than congress and other parties which take action as per the caste and religion of offender.

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  13. Gayatri Sahdev

    Today we feel safe because BJP will not leave the cuprits of the nation. If this would have happened in Bengal or Bihar I am sure no one would have been arrested or even questioned.

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  14. Brahma ji deshmukh

    I feel so pity for opposition parties which have just one target, Mr Modi. They do not care about the country and our prestige. They will make anti-national elements heroes.

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  15. Pushkar gupta

    Expel all JNU teachers and the VC. How dare they see this event organise in the campus and now they are demanding freedom for that terrorist Kanhaiya Kumar.

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    In a free nation, you can demand freedom from that nation and that, however unpatriotic, will fall within the freedom of speech. After Afzal Guru was hanged, a lot of human rights group condemned the hanging. PDP called it a ‘travesty of justice’. Arundhati Roy condemned it. Shashi Tharoor called it wrong. Markandey Katju severely criticized it. Praveen Swami wrote in The Hindu: “The Supreme Court’s word is not, and ought not to be, the final word. Indeed, the deep ambiguities that surround Guru’s case are in themselves compelling argument to rethink the death penalty.” Justice AP Shah, said that the hanging of Afzal Guru and Yakub Memon were politically motivated.

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