JNU campus has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently. Last week some Leftist students of JNU called a meet to commemorate the “judicial killing” of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat. Slogans like ‘Shaheed Afzal Guru’ were heard on the campus. The protestors also expressed solidarity with “struggle” of Kashmiri migrants and advocated for ‘Azad Kashmir’. A video emerged which showed these students saying: “India go back, Kashmir ki azadi tak jung chalegi. Bharat ki barbaadi tak jung chalegi”
“Bharat ki barbaadi tak, jun rahegi” say JNU Communist studentsWatch: JNU Communist students shouting slogans againts India and praying for “Bharat ki barbaadi” Posted by OpIndia.com on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
“We the proud fraternity of ex-servicemen of the June 1978 Batch of National Defence Academy, who are proud recipient of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts Degree from your esteemed University, are today constrained at the ongoing anti national activities on your university campus like celebration of Afzal Guru day, and consider it an affront to be equated with the present student fraternity of the university which is indulging in such anti national activities. We, the proud, patriotic ex-servicemen of the 54th NDA course find it difficult to be associated to a university which has become a hub of anti national activity, and would therefore be constrained to return our prized and well earned degrees to your esteemed institution if such activities are allowed to be conducted inside the University Campus”The ex-servicemen say they would be “constrained to return their degrees” if such activities are allowed to be conducted in JNU. This is a very strong step taken by the people who have laid down their lives to serve and defend the nation and should come as a big blow to JNU. Unlike the Award-Wapsi brigade, who had been recipients of political patronage at various stages, these are army-men, hence, attacking them and ascribing motives to them would be harder than usual. This feeling seems to be present even in serving army-men. If this reporter is to be believed, an Indian Army Jawan in Leh is distraught at the happenings at JNU. He cannot understand why people are glorifying terrorists while brave men like him defend these very people from the terrorists they are glorifying:
It would indeed be a sweet irony that the “Award Wapasi” routine would be re-cycled and used as “Degree Wapasi” against JNU, because the start of the Award Wapasi campaign, began from a JNU product. The first “eminent” person to return his award was author Uday Prakash, who has been a “passionate young member” of the CPI and later the CPM, and has graduated from the JNU. Time will tell if the Degree Wapasi campaign will sustain and grow into something much bigger.
Met a soldier in -15 temperature of Leh today who said: ‘Why are people glorifying a terrorist in JNU, not caring a bit about us soldiers!’— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 13, 2016