JNU, India’s premier institute of higher studies once again witnessed Anti-India protest in the campus. A section of students raised pro-Kashmir slogans saying “कश्मीर है कश्मीरीयों का हिंदुस्तानियो की जागीर नहीं” meaning Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris, not a property of India.
The slogan has evoked furious rage towards the students who are being supported by the government for higher education. Though the slogans hurt the sentiments of every Indian, the media, however, has taken the issue as merely ‘a clash between ABVP, AISA members in the campus.
The prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is in the headlines these days. Not because of cutting-edge research or any academic achievement, but because at the university some people were caught on camera chanting:
‘Bharat ki barbadi tak jung rahegi…’
‘Kashmir ki azadi tak jung rahegi…’
‘Afzal ke armano ko manzil tak le jayenge…’
‘Bandook ke bal par.. azadi..’
‘Afzal hum sharminda hain, tere qatil zinda hain…’ And so on.
Earlier Kanhaiya Kumar, the president of JNU Students Union was taken into custody with charges of sedition was but later bestowed with the image of a hero for daring to challenge the government. Actions against these anti-nationals are often portrayed by media as ‘suppression of liberty of speech by the right-wing’.
As the video goes viral social media is reflecting the rage of patriotic Indians who slams the act of students as heinous. A comment asks why should a state allow these types of destructive and anti-national activities in a government set-up in the name of ‘democracy’. Reportedly, taxpayers provide subsidies in the students’ fees and govt. aids to these universities/colleges; should taxpayers’ money be invested to promote anti-nationalism?