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JNU and saving democracy

JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University), is one of the most prominent universities of India. It has been in the news for a long time due to everything except academics.

JNU claims it is a leading university.  For the enormous resources lavished on setting up and maintaining JNU it has precious little positive outcomes to show for it.

JNU has however distinguished itself by becoming a breeding centre for anti India political thought and action. JNU is just an extreme example of what has become of our premier educational institutes.


How did JNU acquire this dubious distinction?

In every general election, the communist political parties invariably won parliamentary seats that were not huge in number, but significant enough for the communists to make or break coalition governments. In essence the tail wagged the dog. 

However unlike most political parties the communists play for the long term. Misplaced as it may be, the communists are ideologically driven and not driven by short term money making by individuals. The pound of flesh demanded and obtained by the communists to  support successive governments since Indian independence, was not in ministerial berths for the communists but in securing appointment of their key cadre to all major positions in all the key universities. 

The communist heads and leaders successfully recruited communist, mainly revolutionary seeking faculty, who in turn recommended for admission students who shared this ideology. 

The communists know, the replacement of democratic Indian government by a communist regime can occur only by young intellectuals in universities. After all revolutions have always been started by students in universities. Rarely if ever, do older people start revolutions. They follow the philosophy that,

Grab them by their minds, their bodies, souls and wealth will follow.

India has no shortage of enemies, who wish to impose their ideologies,  be they religious, political, social, military or economical. Unfortunately the myopic leadership of our political establishment has allowed the masters of indoctrination,  the little worm to grow into a giant highly vicious powerful multi headed hydra.

Plagued by radical forces such as Naxalites, Maoists, Marxists, Jihadists,   it is places like JNU is where all the disruptive forces have converged.

What is to be done?

What the current Indian leadership is attempting to do with bravado is to purge the educational institutions of the challenge these radical ideologies pose. Maybe the approach is a bit heavy handed but who can define how much response is appropriate.

The students of JNU, have a right to freedom of speech and the right to dissent. However it does not extend to galvanising forces to overthrow democratic institutions  and support openly or facilitate the cause of terrorists, the dismemberment of India and the cause of violent Jihad. 

"Democracy is the act of discipling oneself, so as not to be disciplined by others."

Rights and responsibilities go hand in hand. While students claim their rights they cannot ignore their responsibilities and accountability.

This anti establishment lobby has grown from strength to strength over past several decades and are extremely well funded. The irony is that they are all being provided the best facilities, libraries, staff to student ratio, hostels, travel, support of all kind and all funded by the Indian exchequer.

Politicians especially from the opposition parties, supported by some in the media have waded into the controversy to reap political benefit at the cost of national security and sanity.

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”

There are also many good students and teachers, but they have been made irrelevant by their silence and timidity, thus ceding political space to the radicals.

Emboldened by the passivity of the government and their successes in the past, the trouble maker students and their handlers have become overconfident and belligerent.  This has provided the Indian state the best possible justification to drive the genie back into the bottle.

The battle for intellectual leadership of India goes on. Current score, 

Nationalists       1 
Revolutionaries 0


  1. Very interesting -sounds like a good perspective-may I share this ?

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  3. Very interesting -sounds like a good perspective-may I share this ?

  4. Very interesting -sounds like a good perspective-may I share this ?

  5. Far too simplistic an assessment. If a handful of stupid students can overthrow governments it will be curtains for this country. I have served in J&K and let me remind you that such anti india slogans beyond the Banihal pass are routine--yet the same majority party holds hands with the PDP to be in power. Its all about Politics I'm afraid

  6. In the midst of an overdose of self gratifing garbage that has been thrust down our gullets over the past one week, I compliment and thank you Mr.Gurvinder Singh, for providing us a perspicacious, realistic and hard hitting view of the truth behind this Machiavellian strategy adopted by all the self-serving cowards who have infested us like termites and who will employ every dirty trick in their book to ensure that this country remains stuck in the quagmire that all of them have dragged us into. I am now getting on to becoming 79 years old, and believe you me I have observed it all, and seen how these destructive and foreign funded leftist enemies of the state have sapped our energies and enfeebled us like leeches and parasites.

  7. Lekha,

    We need greater discourse and less sloganeering.
    Please do share.


  8. Mario ji,

    It is not a handful of students, that will make the change, but the people
    embedded at various influential levels in past 50 years that will be executing their grand plan.

    The strategy is indoctrination
    The universities are like mothers, and the students, the think tanks, the research papers and the policy proposals are all the children of this mother.

    It is said that if you want to make changes in a family don't concentrate on the man, for only he will be changed, but the woman changed is a family changed.

    We are always damaged by things we least understand or disregard the most.

    Thank you for your valuable comments which compel me to explore further this vital subject.



  9. Patriot ji,

    What are our options?
    What can we do?
    What must we do and how?

    Please email me your thoughts at as I keen to pursue
    this discussion.

    Thank you for your feedback and sharing your thoughts and experiences.
    Best Regards

    Gurvinder Singh

  10. I agree with you the philosophy behind this mad destructive intention of select few. I strongly recommend for a simple way to correct this long required corrective action. That is simply take back all their degrees and with it their employment potential for a period of punishable duration as prescribed for relevant crime. This would simply deter them when they loitre from pillar to post and unemployable.

  11. Ram Kumar ji,

    It is not a cut and dry option. Many of these students at JNU are staying there for years on end, refusing to or unable to go anywhere because they have little constructive or employable skills.
    Anti Statism is itself a vocation for these people. Thi is why the Left parties nurture such people and people like you and me have to pay for it.

    I feel there is a desperate need for dissenting voices and find it helpful. However if dissent is how best to work together to build a better world and a greater India then it is to be encouraged.
    If dissent is to be used for a weaker India and a destructive world then they automatically become the nation's adversary and then deserve not the love and protection we provide our children but the confrontation and crushing of our enemies.

    The offending students have only those rights they have earned by their contribution, not by their destruction.




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