On February 9th and a few days following it, when the videos of a few students who were chanting slogans like “Bharat ke barbadi tak Jung ladenge jung ladenge” and “Kitne Afzal Maroge, Ghar Ghar se Afzal Nikalega” surfaced, it was literally horrifying for Indians who had just come out of mourning for the Martyrs of Siachen like Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa.
Slowly, it became clear in a few days that it was not just a few students of JNU who were in support of Afzal Guru but there were very powerful sections of the media, left and secular parties who were coming out in support of these students and Afzal Guru in the name of freedom of speech. It was a shock to Indians who were never expecting this kind of anti-nationalism from within the country.
These students were arrested based on the video evidence but the support to these students didn’t just stop. Eminent poople in the society and the so called “Intellectuals” came out in support of such anti-nationals and even organized a human chain. The media channels were crying foul as though the patriotic army men were arrested for treason. It clearly didn’t make sense. Why would anyone support anti-nationals?
Kanhaiya Kumar, leader of All India Student Federation, the student wing of the Communist Party of India, who was arrested in this fiasco got released after a few days and his release was celebrated as though India won a war against Pakistan. The media channels portrayed as though a new leader was born. Sitaram Yechuri, leader of CPI even declared that he will campaign for CPI in the upcoming elections of West Bengal.
All this didn’t make sense to a common citizen. Most people felt this was an assault on their intellect when Kanhaiya made hate speeches against the Government that they voted to power. Most importantly most people felt betrayed by the media and the left and secular parties and thought that these parties had committed treason for supporting anti-nationals.
Lets now break down the whole fiasco and examine why the media, left and secular parties and most importantly why the JNU students did what they should have not.
Facts about JNU
JNU has a room rent @ Rs 11/- per month. The Annual fee is Rs 219/- per year payable in 2 installments. The Mess bills are subsidized through free manpower and infrastructure. They had 11 hostels in1990 which is now 22.
In all, close to Rs 3 lakhs is spent from the hard earned taxpayer money per student to subsidize their education. Approximately 300 crores per year is spent on running this university
The kind of subjects that students are very light compared to what the engineering or medical students study. It is even light compared to what the commerce and arts students study.
So, basically with nothing much to do the whole day, the students indulge in alternative politics. This is akin to the famous saying that “An idle mind is devil’s workshop”
The university is known to have a long tradition of alumni who now occupy important political and bureaucratic positions. Some of them being Digvijay Singh (Congress), Sitiram Yechury (CPI), Nirmala Sitaraman (Feminist and BJP MP) and Yogendra Yadav (AAP). The strong prevalence of Left-Centric student politics can be attributed to the existence of a written constitution for the university to which the noted Communist Party leader Prakash Karat contributed exhaustively during his education at JNU. Due to this, the students studying in JNU are mostly indoctrinated in leftist and secular ideologies.
Communism and Secularism
Unfortunately, when the whole world despises the idea of communism, India romanticizes with this failed ideology in the pretext of giving freedom and free speech to the downtrodden sections of the society. ‘Communist Free-Speech’ is an oxymoron just like ‘Leftist Liberal-thinking’ is. This is evident in countries like China where there is no free speech or free thinking allowed.
The leftist ideology says, rich exploit poor and the upper classes exploit the lower classes. The leftists and the Seculars in India follow a perverted version of this ideology. The main premise of this is victimhood and creating more and more victims in the name of oppression and vote bank. Their modus-operandi is simple. All one needs to do is to become a victim so that he becomes entitled to get the freebies of the nation without doing any work.
The left and the seculars are directly responsible for creating this class of people in India. In order to constantly create a sense of victim-hood among sections of the society, they need to constantly keep creating oppressors. The most common oppressors they have created for the problems in today’s society are none other than RSS and PM Modi. In fact, Modi was hounded for 12 years just to keep this fear alive in the minds of the people. The latest set of victims are the Kashmiris and the oppressor is none other than the Indian state. Again the intention is straight forward. To get victimhood status for these people and keep the vote bank running.
Feminism – A Stepsister of Communism
The leftist ideology says, rich exploit poor and the upper classes exploit the lower classes. Then in the 1920s, Lenin added to it, “the men exploit women exactly the same way rich exploit poor.” That’s the root of all this ‘women vs men’ fight. The JNU leftist types continue this even more viciously today.
After the JNU fiasco, it became clear that most noted feminists have passed out of JNU or were associated with this institution in one or another way. The reasons for their support of the leftist ideology expressed by Kanhaiya and their likes is very easy to understand now.
Feminism is similar to the victimhood that the left and secular parties are promoting in India today. Feminists feel oppressed by men and believe that most of their problems in the Indian society are due to them. Feminism derives strength by portraying women as victims and men as the oppressors, and by doing so, they have been successful in getting biased and draconian laws in this country like Dowry, Domestic Violence and Rape Laws in their favor, which always treat the men as culprits.
Feminism also brings about a notion that because women are oppressed by men, they are entitled to benefits by the society. They demand reserved seats in buses, trains and all public transport. They demand reservation in parliament and even want home loans at subsidized interest rates.
Apart from the fact that these feminists feel victimized by the society just like the backward classes and minorities, they feel that they can succeed with their agenda of getting more freebies and anti-male laws passed in this country by taking the support of leftists and the students of JNU. Accordingly, in 2012, when the Nirbhaya rape case happened, the JNU students and their powerful alumni were the first to stand with them and ensure that more anti-male laws are passed in India.
So, the feminists were not far behind to show their support to the leftists when the recent incident of anti-national sloganeering happened in JNU. Prominent feminists such as Shobha De, Karuna Nundy, Prof Nithya Menon and Kavita Krishnan expressed their support to the leftists and seculars shouting anti-national slogans in JNU
Karuna Nundy a feminist and a noted Supreme Court lawyer who is known for her role in drafting the anti-male rape laws after Nirbhaya incident not only supported the JNU students after they indulged in anti-national sloganeering but also organized a human chain to support them.
Kavita Krishnan a feminist who passed out of none other than JNU having anti-national, anti-male and anti-culture views after being indoctrinated by leftist and secular ideologies is now associated with CPI.
Kavita Krishnan came into the media spotlight for her role in passing anti-male laws after organizing huge rallies in Delhi involving none other than the JNU students following the Nirbhaya rape case. She not only supported the views of people like Umar Khalid and others who have anti-national beliefs. but, said that JNU students are innocent and should not be penalized.
Prof Nivedita Menon a feminist and a professor at the JNU gave lectures after the JNU incident opposing the “illegal occupation of Kashmir by India and the oppression of the Indian Soldiers in Kashmir” in support of the students who indulged in Anti-national sloganeering.
So, The quid pro quo between the leftists and feminists is very clear
Nexus between Indian Media, Left and Feminist
The Indian Media is mostly run by the left and Secular parties which believe in creating victims in the society so that they can increase their vote share.
NDTV is owned by Prannoy Roy. The NDTV group owns NDTV India, NDTV Good Times, NDTV 24×7 and NDTV Profit and other channels. NDTV is known to be sympathetic to communists. The Bengali Roy is married to Radhika Roy whose sister is Brinda Karat a Rajya Sabha member of CPI(M). Brinda Karat is married to Prakash Karat who is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and an alumni of JNU
Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi, NDTV anchors who were exposed in the Radiagate scandal, are virtual Congress spokespersons in their capacities as electronic media personalities, are the ones who write the opinion and op-ed columns most frequently (once every week) on the editorial pages of HT. In return, Barkha and Sanghvi are rewarded with Padma Shris and other monetary compensation by the Nehru dynasty or Congress party.
NDTV’s Sonia Singh is the wife of Uttar Pradesh Congress MP, Union minister and ex-princely state ruler, Mr. R. P. N. Singh, who is one of the fastest rising stars in the Congress party. Sonia Singh is a very high-profile anchor on NDTV whose pro-Congress bias is evident.
NDTV’s Nidhi Razdan (high-profile anchor of Left Right Centre) is the current alleged girlfriend of the ex J&K CM Omar Abdullah (after Omar recently divorced his wife of several years and mother of his two children, Payal). Nidhi Razdan is also famous for her pro-Congress bias.
Hindustan Times – Shobhna Bhartia, owner, and editor-in-chief of Hindustan Times is a Congress MP from Rajya Sabha is naturally sympathetic to the views of left and secular parties
CNN-IBN: Rajdeep Sardesai’s wife and co-promoter of CNN-IBN, Sagarika Ghose, who anchors Face the Nation and is a famous journalist of CNN-IBN and famous for her leftist and Secular Views.
Another famous CNN-IBN media personality who also writes columns frequently for Hindustan Times — Karan Thapar. What you may not know is that the Nehru family itself is related, through blood and marriages, to the high-profile Thapar family. India’s Army chief during the 1962 debacle against China, Gen. P. N. Thapar, is the brother-in-law of Nayantara Sehgal, the daughter of Vijaylakshmi Pandit and niece of Jawaharlal Nehru. Gen. Thapar’s son is pro-Congress journalist Karan Thapar. Gen. Thapar’s sister is Romila Thapar, a famous “top” typical JNU Nehruvian communist ideologue historian, who gets to write our textbooks and pollute them with pro-Congress Marxist propaganda.
The Hindu – N. Ram, owner and editor-in-chief (until February 2012) of The Hindu, was once a vice president of the Students Federation of India. SFI is the students’ wing of the CPM.
P. Sainath of The Hindu (acclaimed journalist well known for his, again, unsurprisingly, typical left-wing Nehruvian communism ideology), is the nephew of Congress politician V. Shankar Giri and the grandson of V. V. Giri, ex-President of India and famous Congress politician. Giri was especially known to be one of the first few staunch loyalists of Indira, and whom Indira fielded for President elections against her own party’s Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, and who ultimately became the cause of the first high-profile split in the Indian National Congress into Congress (O) and Congress (I) — almost all the pre-independence regional stalwarts split away to join Congress (O) or form their own state parties, and the rest including Giri (all the loyalists of the Nehru family staying on with Indira).
The Left and Secular parties essentially own and control every single mainstream media house in India, including Hindustan Times, The Times of India, NDTV, CNN-IBN, The Hindu, Tehelka, Outlook, etc”
So it is not surprising when the media echo the leftist and secular views of the JNU students and support them through when they indulge in anti-national sloganeering
Is this the first time JNU is anti-national?
This is not the first time that the students and the Feminists of JNU have indulged in Anti-national activities
In April 2000, two army officers who disturbed an Indo-Pak mushaira at the JNU campus were beaten up by agitated students. the officers were angered by anti-war poems recited by two Pakistani poets and disrupted the mushaira. One of the students started to shout anti-Pakistan slogans. The army men were eventually beaten up by students.
In 2010, a “JNU Forum Against War on People” was organized “to oppose Operation Green Hunt” launched by the government. According to the NSUI national general secretary, Shaikh Shahnawaz, the meeting was organized by the Democratic Students Union (DSU) and All India Students Association (AISA) to “celebrate the killing of 76 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh.” Shaikh Shahnawaz also stated that “they were even shouting slogans like ‘India Murdabad, Maovad zindabad’.””
In 2015, the JNU Student’s Union and the All India Students Association objected to efforts to create instruction on Indian culture. Opposition to such courses was on the basis that such instruction was an attempt to saffronize education.
The Road Ahead
Today, the entire left stands exposed and vulnerable.
The common man does not believe that there was no pro-terrorist protest at Jawaharlal University and they will not forget it for a long time to come. He has realized that there is a very vocal and influential section of our society which desperately wants to label Kanhayyia Kumar and Umer Khalid as the true patriots of this nation who are the only real free thinking intellectuals who stand for freedom of speech and all the great virtues governing this country.
This section of the society refuses to be questioned even about their anti-national stand even pertaining to matters like Kashmir and Afzal Guru. They seem to have an inherent hatred towards the Indian state. They don’t like the Indian flag to be hoisted on the university campuses and, in turn, question the costs associated with this. They even feel offended by the saffron color in our Indian flag and think that it has something to do with the Hindu culture, all this in the name of freedom of speech and free thinking
However, they readily label anyone questioning their logic as RSS/ Sanghi/ Bhakts etc.
These people with so-called left leanings call themselves true seculars of this nation and all others as right wing or extreme nationalists! People talking sense are questioned and shamed. People like GD Bhakshi are termed as a bhakts and BJP stooges and so are the other people questioning them. Martyrs dying in our borders are ignored and people like Afzal Guru and the Maoists are called as Martyrs
These so called seculars are anti-national, anti-establishment, anti-religion, anti-culture and anti-men. They have such narrow thinking that they don’t let even a single opportunity to pass by to criticize the country, its culture, and the religious values.
It is incorrect in their view to call a spade a spade and have straight views pertaining to anything without being labeled as politically incorrect. Men are constantly termed as violent and having tendencies to rape anyone that they see by these free thinking seculars while ignoring the fact that women can also commit crimes.
They constantly associate themselves with the notion of being oppressed and victimized by the majority of this nation. Be it men or the majority religion. It appears that this left-leaning secular section of the society is constantly conniving against the nation itself and a threat to the fabric of this nation.
There is a limit to everything. Unfortunately, these Leftists have no common sense just like religious bigots. They can not see any positive side of life and they can not be grateful for anything in this world.
What people forget is that these leftists, feminists and JNU are now in trouble due to social media, which changed equations for Modi Bhakts (devotees) in 2014 elections, whose voices were always suppressed by mainstream media for more than a decade. The leverage is in social media and the rate at which Conservatives are unleashing Social media news sites, not only in India but also all over the world, the media will no longer remain a monopoly of the left.
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