JNU- The Ugly Face of Democracy

Indian democracy is the largest democracy in the world and perhaps it’s one of the most liberal ones. Our constitution guarantees us fundamental rights. Beyond the fundamental rights, we as citizens of India enjoy many liberties which the constitution does not lay out for us. They are there in the name of generosity of the democratic procedures and liberal interpretation of law. These liberal and generous practices have raised many questions on whether we have made progress and lived united despite the democracy or due to the democracy we have.

What has happened at JNU campus has not happened for the first time. It happens in Jammu and Kashmir very frequently. Antinational slogans being raise in full public view is something JNU is not new to. The difference, this time is that this time it has been shown to the country, thanks to technology, the videos (of anti-India protests) were shot and circulated.

Afzal Guru whom the sect of JNU students was trying to celebrate was a traitor and was hanged for raging war against the country.

Which country in world allows this? None. Which country in world would allow you to shout slogans suggesting desecration of that country? None again.

Unfortunately ours does. Unfortunately the principal opposition parties support such acts in our country, just in name of right of expression, which by constitution is not absolute.

I am reminded of Tiananmen Square. Students were butchered just for demanding change in the way they are governed. In contrast in India we have just arrested a few antinational who want to divide country into pieces, and opposition parties are all out against the government. It was the time when they should have stood by the government. They did not.

Watching news debates is a sickening experience. The vitriolic arguments given by those defending JNU protests are just unbearable. The anger they display against the advocates of Patiala House court is even more incomprehensible. If handful of JNU students have right of expression to express anti national agenda, then, the advocates at Patiala House Court have right to express their nationalism.

Do express how you feel. It’s time to take all possible means to tell antinationals and political ideology supporting them that we won’t take this crap.


Posting below a poem by wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt. it might stir some more emotions in you.

जिस देश में तुमने जनम लिया उसको दुश्मन बतलाते हो!

भाषा की कैसी आज़ादी जो तुम भारत माँ का अपमान करो,

अभिव्यक्ति का ये कैसा रूप जो तुम देश की इज़्ज़त नीलाम करो!

अफज़ल को अगर शहीद कहते हो तो हनुमनथप्पा क्या कहलायेगा,

कोई इनके रहनुमाओं का मज़हब मुझको बतलायेगा!

अपनी माँ से जंग करके ये कैसी सत्ता पाओगे,

जिस देश के तुम गुण गाते हो, वहाँ बस काफिर कहलाओगे!

हम तो अफज़ल मारेंगे तुम अफज़ल फिर से पैदा कर लेना,

तुम जैसे नपुंसको पे भारी पड़ेगी ये भारत सेना!

तुम ललकारो और हम न आये ऐसे बुरे हालात नहीं

भारत को बर्बाद करो इतनी भी तुम्हारी औकात नहीं!

कलम पकड़ने वाले हाथों को बंदूक उठाना ना पड़ जाए,

अफज़ल के लिए लड़ने वाले कहीं हमारे हाथो न मर जाये!

भगत सिंह और आज़ाद की इस देश में कमी नहीं,

बस इक इंक़लाब होना चाहिए,

इस देश को बर्बाद करने वाली हर आवाज दबनी चाहिए!

ये देश तुम्हारा है ये देश हमारा है, हम सब इसका सम्मान करें,

जिस मिट्टी पे हैं जनम लिया उसपे हम अभिमान करें! जय हिंद ।


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: JNU- The Fake Face of Democracy – divyanshspacetech
  2. Sharat Pathak
    Mar 09, 2016 @ 14:53:51

    very true!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. dhirajanand
    Mar 09, 2016 @ 14:46:33

    So aptly written. If such incidents are not curbed heavy handedly then they’ll become parasites very soon, who will be working for their political boss’ ulterior motives to harm our nation.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Beloo Mehra
    Feb 27, 2016 @ 18:16:43

    Thank you. I am humbled.


  5. Sharat Pathak
    Feb 27, 2016 @ 13:42:21

    Thank you for truly generous words. I admire your passion for your ideas. its an honour to read your works.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Beloo Mehra
    Feb 26, 2016 @ 18:44:30

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. I am happy to have discovered your blog. And I fully agree with you that all such propaganda in support of a convicted and dead terrorist and against the integrity and unity of Indian nation must not be tolerated. Thanks for writing this post. Jai Hind!


  7. Sharat Pathak
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 18:06:58


    your comment had gone into spam. i checked it today only.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Somali K Chakrabarti
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 07:23:35

    Strange that students availing the benefits of subsidised education on taxpayers money are harbouring such anti national sentiments.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sharat Pathak
    Feb 20, 2016 @ 08:53:34

    we are a Gandhian nation. democracy is the only way we know. we have gained a lot from democracy. we have adapted to live with all fallacies of democracy.
    At times it hurts and at others it gives joy.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. BroadBlogs
    Feb 20, 2016 @ 01:14:19

    Democracy is the worst form of government — except for all the others. (Churchill is reputed to have said this.)

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Shivangi
    Feb 19, 2016 @ 21:06:15

    Waah wonderful post… The JNU incident was just sick:)

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Sharat Pathak
    Feb 19, 2016 @ 14:47:30

    we all are and will remain proud of our mother land. politicians need to understand politics can be done on many other issues. pls spare country and its integrity.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Darshith Badiyani
    Feb 19, 2016 @ 14:45:04

    The thing happening in JNU is affecting the nation. People are watching and they are learning from it too. It’s bad but then people are aware enough to know the difference between right and wrong. Hope things get better soon. We all have to unite and be proud of India.

    Liked by 2 people

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