Something very ugly happened in Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi on Tuesday. A left-wing group of students clashed with a right-wing group over a meet to hail Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front co-founder Maqbool Bhat as “martyrs”.
That triggered the #ShutdownJNU hashtag on Twitter.
It is noteworthy that JNU administration had revoked permission for such a demonstration, but the group of students went ahead with the same. They cried anti-India slogans on the campus and called for India’s destruction.
You can see all of it here in this video:
Take a look at these images. Do you see any difference in thought?
The one on the left is of an anti-India group in Pakistan. To the right is the anti-India group in India.
So what should one do about the JNU?
The quick-fix could be roping in Subramanian Swamy as the JNU vice-Chancellor.
His name was doing the rounds a few months ago for the same. And, he is the only one to have pointed out in September last year that the JNU campus had become a home of “naxalites and jihadis”. Tuesday’s group of protestors proved him right.
Subramanian Swamy’s views on renaming JNU pic.twitter.com/mJPkRJdWtM
— ANI (@ANI_news) September 26, 2015
Swamy has done some remarkable things in his political career. He can sniff the rot anywhere; he can do the same with JNU.
He is the one because of whom Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had to appear in court in connection to the National Herald case.
Though Swamy has critics among the BJP too, he is vehemently hated by the leftists. It is not a surprise that when Swamy’s name was doing the rounds as a likely candidate for the JNU V-C post, the left-wing students group protested it.
Now comes the big question: How Left can the Left-Wing be? Is not crying anti-India slogans on the campus of one of, what is believed to be, the most prestigious institutions of the country a treason?
Pro azadi sloganeering in press club Delhi. Wah re India pic.twitter.com/jY18Ixu1A1
— Aviator Anil Chopra (@Chopsyturvey) February 11, 2016
And this is why Tufail Ahmad, a renowned political commentator, asked on Twitter:
A bunch of JNU students can taunt the Indian Republic and its rule of law, why can you not bring sedition charges against them.
— Tufail Ahmad (@tufailelif) February 11, 2016
And the Leftists have reduced JNU’s prestige to such a level that people of the country almost equate them with terrorists:
His invitation to JNU is retracted henceforth. https://t.co/1ipDkx9NqF
— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) February 11, 2016
Subsidary/student at JNU = 2.9L
Hardship allowance 2 Jawans at Siachin = 21000
JNU Breaking India
Jawan Protecting India#OccupyJNU NOW
— #GauravPradhan (@DrGPradhan) February 11, 2016