Before I start pouring out my words and your eyebrows strain over this hauling topic of JNU debate, I must confess that I had given it a long thought to post this as a contribution to the long the running fuss, following series of events happening in the capital of our country. My presence on the events was obsolete, and it all results from the media coverage. It’s just an expression of ideology coined with personal opinion.
Many questions were raised. Confusion of Anti-Government with Anti-National, Judiciary Killing with Terrorist support, Sedition with Freedom of Speech. Actions took in the right way led to the wrong decisions. How it happened, of course, is the main course of the whole agenda.
First the event, “The Country Without A Post Office” held on Feb 9 started the fury. It was an act of Freedom of Expression which was misused. What they wanted to oppose was the process of judiciary annihilation of Afzal Guru. What came out is slogans of “Bharat ke Hazar tukde kr denge”. As a national patriot, I strongly condemn the use of these slogans and these are “Anti-National”. Period.
It is evident to repulse the execution order of Afzal Guru but taking it up on national integrity is a serious offense, and no Indian patriot will ever stipulate with the way it was done. The sole motive of the event was to focus on the “struggle of the Kashmiri people for their democratic right to self-determination”.
But the question was still there about who raised those slogans. Only based on a viral video JNU Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested. Later it was confirmed that the video was fabricated. The main event of Feb 9 was opposed by ABVP (Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad). The “sedition charges” were pasted, I’ll say without the proper examining of the evidence. This raged the student community of JNU and protests were made to release the Union President. Also two videos, which came out later, visualised ABVP member involvement in the slogan raising “Anti-National” words.
Second the political advancement, where tweets were acting as flowing orders and messenger outcasts. A fake account, showing as Hafeez Saeed, a convict in Mumbai Attacks, was backing up the protests of JNU students. This statement was issued by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Feb 14. It was later confirmed by Delhi Police that it was a parody account with no whole sole meaning. The strong revival of emerging intolerance led to the unclaimed arrests. Also, it was the political pressure which created a goof in the valley.
Congress Vice president alleged BJP of controlling the whole event and manipulating the development, forcibly. He said the government has an over-eye for terrorism, and they want to convince mass for its existence in the matter of JNU. What started off as an Anti-National issue accompanied with Anti-Government. Soon throwing accusation became a trend and a childish mishandling came into the picture. The impertinent involvement of BJP in the University matter led to
The impertinent involvement of BJP in the University matter led to the resignation of ABVP’s three senior staff members. They claimed overpowering grasp of the government and differences in their views. “BJP defoliated our ideas portraying us as anti-national” a joint statement came at the resignation.
There’s more to it, and I can’t sum it up in one article. What could have been handled with hold-breath ease rather being busted off with a steepening fire, was converted into a youth outrage. It’s sad that we are struggling with a parallelly running Jats quota stir in Haryana. I will add more as those of you don’t know, must know.