JNU is back in the news and yet again for not positive reasons. There are news reports that the university administration might use Biometrics for tracking class attendance as the “practice of marking attendance in the register” or the honour system is not being followed. Colleges and Universities need a minimum 75% attendance to take exams. This is unfortunate as JNU is well known institution of learning, students are mostly post graduates and they get ample government scholarships – so academic and research work at this university should have been expected, instead of this needed action and numerous protests that we all get to hear about. It is to be noted that JNU already follows biometric attendance system for its staff, including the Vice-Chancellor.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 31 Jan 2018
There are reports of some 400+ global scholars writing to JNU’s Vice Chancellor about their wanting to protect academic freedom, etc. etc. etc. But what they are really asking for is that JNU should be allowed their students to protest and abuse India and seek its destruction? Would these scholars, likely to contain a fair share of Indian-origin ones, of Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, etc. write to their own university presidents that they should be allowed to protest the destruction of their countries – what hypocrites. The letter also makes a highly questionable claim that JNU is an internationally-renowned university of academic excellence, which has produced generations of excellent researchers, scholars and other professionals. Other than their constant protests and mostly for the wrong reasons, what great piece of academic work has the university done recently?
Source: The Hindu
- 4 Mar 2017
India’s top news anchor Arnab Goswami is facing life threats from Pakistani supported jihadi groups. Arnab Goswami is a courageous face of TV anchors who is not afraid to ask difficult questions or put those with anti-national views on the spot. This happened recently with Kanhaiya Kumar of JNU, Zakir Nair, our secular politicians or some intellectuals who were opposing the surgical strikes. In light of the threat perception, India government will provide Arnab “Y” level security initially which could be upgraded based on further threat perceptions.
Source: Hindustan Times
- 17 Oct 2016
15 year old Ms. Jhanvi Behgal said that she will hoist the Indian Tricolour on 15th August in Srinagar. This is a direct challenge to the separatists who seem to find any pretext for agitation, protests and stone throwing. Ms. Jhanvi, who is a little over half the age of JNU’s Kanhaiya Kumar to a debate on nationalism but sadly or should we say not surprisingly Kanhaiya never a ccepted or responded. She also expressed total support for the Indian army but is concerned about the growing anti-India sentiment in Kashmir. Surprising our media tried their best to ignore it.
Source: Jagruk Bharat
- 25 Jul 2016
Suddenly there is tension in the National Institute of Technology campus in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Per news reports Kashmiri students were celebrating India’s T20 loss to West Indies, arguably a cause for provocation. In response to this as also to anti-national protests by a minority of students in JNU, Hyderabad University and Jadavpur University, non-local students (e.g. Jammu and other regions) gathered and raised pro-India slogans and raised the national flag, but looks like they have been beaten by police (the matter is under investigation) and these students feel their lives are threatened. What is the problem with raising the tricolor or the national flag? How come the JNU protesters – Kanhaiya Kumar and Shehla Rashid gone into silence mode?
- 9 Apr 2016
A Facebook posts noted, this fellow is 28 years old, still a student, is economically dependent on his mother who earns only Rs. 3,000 per month and father is bed ridden. We have nothing against this person, but this JNU fellow is still studying on govt subsidies and is asking for Azaadi from the same government & social issues like poverty, casteism etc which according to him only came after May 2014 with the new government. All those things he is allegedly protesting against – the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru or Yakub Memon all happened during the time of the previous government.
- 8 Mar 2016
Delhi High Court judge in the JNU student union president petition noted that the claim of “fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression is some kind of infection from which such students are suffering which needs to be controlled/cured before it becomes an epidemic.” Further, the judge noted that we are enjoying this freedom only because our army and paramilitary are guarding our borders in one of the most difficult terrains in the world from Siachen Glacier to the Rann of Kutch. Such person who enjoy the freedom to raise such slogans on university campuses and shout anti-national slogans, will not be able to withstand Siachen for even one hour where oxygen is scarse.”
- 4 Mar 2016
Till recently, most people have been fed up, sad and angry about the uncalled for anti-national protests and slogan shouting by some students of the tax payer funded JNU. Now Yogeshwar Dutt, India’s star wrestler and olympic bronze medalist has penned a Hindi poem criticizing these students, politicians and others who are supporting them. In the 19-line poem, these students who raised anti-national slogans are compared to invader Mahmud Ghaznavi. Further, these students are accused of dishonoring the sacrifice of Indian soldiers, including Lance Naik Hanumanthappa — one of 10 soldiers who died in an avalanche in Siachen earlier this month.
- 18 Feb 2016
400 Academics of colleges in western countries, WHO WOULD NEVER DARE PROTEST TO CALL TO DESTROY THEIR OWN COUNTRIES AND SOCIETIES, have written in support of certain anti-social and anti-national JNU students who have been detained by police. These academics are nothing but hypocrites and out to encourage those who want to see India harmed. JNU is a tax funded and heavily subsidized university, so the students are protesting against hard working tax payers. Also, there are reports that several JNU faculty is not in support of these protesting students.
- 17 Feb 2016