The JNU saga – Another Ill-Advised Rahul Gandhi Intervention

I was saddened and also shocked to see the JNU students shout anti-Bharat slogans. Having being a college teacher at the PG level I was pained with the recent happenings. Drastic action must be taken against those who incite and abet such anti-national activities, be they students or/and netas. No one must be spared. Enough is enough. Taxpayers’ hard earned money cannot be pumped into JNU anymore. The nation will rise as one to arraign these anti-national elements.

This video shows the kind of slogans which were heard in JNU on 9 & 10 Feb at an event commemorating the ‘martyrdom’ of hanged Kashmiri terrorists Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat.

The netas are to be blamed more – for example Rahul Gandhi has now been on the trail inciting and abetting such student activities. Be it in Pune (FTII), Hyderabad (Rohit Vemula) and now in JNU. He seems to have nothing better to offer the country. For his own avarice of power he has become anti-national. It is easy for Manish Tiwari to state that the Congress needs no lessons from others on patriotism. But the reality is that it does. Right from Nehru, down now to Rahul Gandhi, in some way or other they have indulged in wrong policies and have hurt this nation. The crisis in Kashmir is their making, and to a large extent so too is the current radicalization of the student community.

Rahul Gandhi’s day out at JNU ‘protests’. (Source – PTI)

Now Rahul Gandhi is all out to de-stabilize the country. What is shocking is that he is helping the enemies of this country. What does one call such action? To abet sedition, the abettor also must be charged on sedition. There is no two ways of looking at the whole issue. Students have no absolute right to freedom of speech. For that matter no one has such absolute right – the first amendment of the Constitution moved by the first Prime Minister of Bharat Jawaharlal Nehru ensures this. Your right stops where my nose begins. Rahul Gandhi has stated that those who suppress the students are anti-national. Is he trying to carve out a new definition of anti-national?

In fact, if he had an iota of patriotism or common sense he would not engage himself in such anti-national activities. In inciting and abetting the students of JNU in their anti-Bharat slogans and celebrating terrorists like Afzal Guru, Rahul Gandhi has shown his true colors. The hanging of Afzal Guru was under the UPA, when his mother was the de facto PM of Bharat. Rahul Gandhi has never been under discipline – he need not work or be employed. But the students from poor families have to earn their livelihood and be accountable for the taxpayers’ money. He is betraying his own selfish vested interest, and is thereby a block to the students furthering their education and getting employed.

Taxpayers’ money cannot be pumped into JNU – now a den of Maoists and terrorists. Enough is enough. Rahul Gandhi has Italy, UK to find refuge but not we – the ordinary Indians and the students. The government must spare no efforts to cleanse JNU and arrest those netas who are indulging in such treasonous activities. No single person, no matter who he is, can be above the law. Will any other country tolerate such seditious activities? Universities are not for terrorism and terrorists – Rahul Gandhi must know that. The nation will not forgive him.

About the Author

Dr. Hilda Raja
Dr. Hilda Raja was a PG level professor at Stella Maris College, Chennai. Post retirement, she worked with many NGOs and as a Development Consultant. She was nominated on the Advisory Committe of the CBCI (Catholic Bishops Conference of India ) for three years. Having studied throughout in Minority Institutions and reared in a Christian ethos, she is fully convinced that the Hindu soul is secular and Hindu Dharma is totally misunderstood by other religions. For her, Bharat and all that it holds is sacred.