Friday, June 18, 2021
Home News Reports The 'bone' of contention behind the 'Fine for Biryani at JNU' story

The ‘bone’ of contention behind the ‘Fine for Biryani at JNU’ story

Something is always cooking in JNU. Today, news broke that a JNU student had been fined for cooking Biryani. Business Standard used this headline:

A journalist further claimed that the student was fined for eating Biryani:

Just recently the JNU VC was subjected to a farcical kangaroo court by left leaning faculty. Today too, people did not lose the chance to attack the JNU VC. Reactions on social media too showed their outrage over this seemingly “sanskari” fine:

Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla, who is not related to the other famous and respectful Poonawallas, and who is in a constant fight to set newer lows in political discourse, also chose to attack the BJP Government at the centre:

So was a JNU student victimized for merely cooking or eating Biryani as some have claimed? Not quite. The complete picture was revealed with a copy of the order which levied the fine:

The student was in fact fined for cooking food near the stairs of the Administrative Building. Subsequently, he along with other students ate the item there as well. The order makes clear, the problem was the fact that food was being cooked near the stairs of the Administrative Building, and not the Biryani.

Thankfully, most other media houses had at least reported the full facts in the headline, unlike the Business Standard which carried a click-bait, truncated headline, while mentioning the core issue in the article:

Even so, a Rs 6000 fine for some innocent students cooking Biryani could be a bit steep. But was this an innocuous act of cooking food or Biryani at a random place? Probably not.

The incident has got more to do with the hatred the JNU VC has been facing in recent times. A report claims that the JNUSU president Mohit Pandey and Satarupa  Chakraborty had gone to the V-C office to raise students’ issues. However, after the V-C allegedly did not meet them, they camped outside the Administrative Block overnight and made biryani. This was a form of protest, because prior to this, the JNU administration as well as the Delhi High Court had banned protests within 100 metres of the Administrative Block.

The report further claims that for the above, Chepal Sherpa, Amir Malik and Manish Kumar — were fined Rs 6,000 each, and former JNU Students’ Union general secretary Satarupa Chakraborty was been fined Rs 10,000. She was also punished under another clause for “leading the protest demonstration along with slogan shouting against Vice-Chancellor, administration and Professor Atul Johri, and sitting inside the V-C’s office… even after repeated requests from CSO (Chief Security Officer) and security personnel”.

Not an incident of merely cooking or eating Biryani then? Also the question arises, Why did the students choose only Biryani? It certainly isn’t the easiest to cook. Or was it because they wanted it to be Biryani so that the usual suspects could make it a BJP vs Biryani, or better yet, BJP vs Beef issue? Cooking Khichdi in protest doesn’t have the same ring now does it?

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Haryana: Man burnt alive to make him ‘martyr’ against farm laws, villagers demand security from ‘farmers’ at Tikri border

As per reports, casteist slurs were hurled towards Mukesh after which he was set on fire. A video of him being set on fire has gone viral on social media where one can hear casteist abuses being thrown at him before he was set ablaze.

How a personal animosity was turned into defaming ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chant: All you need to know about Ghaziabad incident

The chronology of what all transpired in the fake 'hate crime' story where an elderly Muslim man claimed he was attacked and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

Mamata Banerjee govt recommends suspension of several accounts from Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, for criticising her: What we know

Sources indicate that Govt of West Bengal recently recommended the suspension of over 200 accounts for criticising Mamata Banerjee

The churn in Bengal BJP is normal and on expected lines. Here is why I don’t worry too much about it

Candidates don’t matter so much in Bengal, party affiliations do. The TMC proved this beyond all possible doubt in 2021.

The Wire tries to force fit a ‘hate crime’ angle in Ghaziabad incident only because victim is a Muslim

The Wire lowers its bar, goes from whitewashing Islamist terrorists to defending random 'taveez maker' from rural Uttar Pradesh

‘Based on social media narrative than evidence and chargesheet: Delhi Police files SLP after Pinjra Tod accused get bail

On 15th June, the Delhi High Court granted bail to Jamia Milia Islamia student leader Asif Iqbal Tanha, far-left ‘activists’ Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in the Anti-Hindu Delhi riots case.

Recently Popular

Salman Khan’s ‘Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai’ earns Rs 17,792 over three days from two theatres in Maharashtra: Details

Citing low occupancy, the theatres screening Salman Khan starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai have reduced number of its daily shows

Virtual hearing embarrassment: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi caught attending the court proceedings without pants

Abhishek Manu Singhvi was caught attending court proceedings in boxer shorts when one of the screens accidentally fell off and showed the naked legs of the senior advocate

As Yogi Sarkar lodges FIR against Twitter, 8 others, Alt News co-founder Zubair deletes fake hate crime video: Details

The UP Govt has initiated action against Twitter for failing to take down tweets that spread misinformation about a crime in the state.

Dhruv Rathee fans mark YouTuber Karolina Goswami for targeted harassment after she exposed his lies

After Karolina Goswami pointed out the factual errors and mistakes in the Dhruv Rathee video, Rathee's supporters have been harassing and abusing Goswami.

Pakistani audience go ballistic over Zee5 web series featuring Muslim girl-Indian Hindu boy love story, call it ‘haram’

The Pakistani web series features the love story between a Pakistani Muslim girl and Indian Hindu boy who have both lost their fathers to the conflict between the two nations.

Ghaziabad fake hate crime case: Unmuted video of elderly man seconds before he was beaten up released. Watch

In the video, Abdul can be heard admitting that one Intezar sent some people to him to make the 'tabeez' (occult amulet) and put them in his spell as he had some work from them.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
554,266FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe