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 a long thought to post this as a contribution to the long-running fuss, following a series of events place in the capital of our country. My presence at the events was obsolete, and all my understanding of the case is from media coverage. This is 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, and so much more. Actions that were taken in the right way led to wrong decisions. How it happened, of course, is the main course of the whole agenda.
The event, “The Country Without A Post Office,” held on Feb 9, started the fury. It was an act that demonstrated the misuse of the Freedom of Expression. The event aimed to oppose the judiciary annihilation of Afzal Guru; however, slogans like “Bharat ke Hazar tukde kr denge” were used, and as a national patriot, I strongly condemn the use of these slogans. They 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 bargain 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.”
The question remains: who raised the slogan? 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 passed, which raged the student community of JNU, and protests were made to release the Union President. Also, two videos that came out later visualized ABVP member’s involvement in the slogan that raised the idea of anti-nationality.
Then came 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. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh issued this statement on Feb 14. Delhi Police later confirmed 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 that 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 the masses of its existence in the matter of JNU. What started as an Anti-National issue accompanied with Anti-Government. Soon throwing accusations 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 an 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 than being busted off with a steepening fire was converted into a youth outrage? Sadly, we are struggling with a parallelly running Jats quota stir in Haryana. I will add more as those of you who don’t know must know.