In a State where ‘misguided’ syndrome has taken high toll of mainstream politics, and even the hyper-nationalist BJP, the national security will continue to remain in jeopardy. Successive governments have given ‘safe-passage’ in terms of condoning the crimes of terrorists and anti-India elements by invoking the term ‘misguided’. The nine-letter word has been abused to the hilt, which is why enemies of India are continuing with anti-national tirade unabatedly, knowing well that someone, somewhere in the power corridors would bail them out by taking recourse to ‘misguided’ theory. In fact, this tag will make them eligible for some doles, like the stone-pelters getting jobs through special police recruitment drives and hardened anti-national elements being considered for some sort of rehabilitation.
For the past twenty seven years, the ‘misguided’ youth have been ruling roost in the Kashmir Valley. They have been mostly instrumental in shaping the way of life; be it hounding out minuscule minority from their homes and hearths; be it shutting down cinema halls; be it wanton killing of pro-India forces; be it muzzling the voice of people with some sort of conscience; be it enforcing dress code, so on and so forth. But they are now spreading their tentacles in the other two peaceful and patriotic regions of Jammu and Ladakh. Recent intelligence inputs suggest how the Pak sponsored terrorists are desperate to strike at Leh Airport.
They are making their presence felt in the Jammu region as well. So long it had been striking in minority areas and army bases but now they are ‘honourably’ intruding into institutions of higher learning. This is something that should concern every compatriot across the country. The anti-national elements have switched over to controlling ‘minds’ of youth by penetrating into temples of learning.
Open defiance to National Anthem in Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University in Rajouri and subtle protests in Central University in Jammu should not be seen in isolation. There seems to be a definite connect, especially in the wake of reports of nexus between the radicalised Pak sponsored terrorists and Maoists. Both are pursuing the mission of hammering India and destroying its strong nationalistic edifice. That the two students of BGSBU in Rajouri chose to provoke by posing selfies capturing their disrespect to the National Anthem in the presence of Governor N.N Vohra speaks of the larger design.
The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir is Chancellor of the most of varsities functioning in the State, except BGSBS Rajouri, which has ‘consciously’ preferred to have Chief Minister as the Chancellor. Anyway, politics behind the motivation about the Governor being kept out of the loop apart, the BGSBS has remained mired in controversies. The latest act of disrespect to National Anthem will obviously go un-noticed, notwithstanding the ‘Open FIR’ registered by the Police, which speaks for itself the intentions because the culprits stand already identified and found indulging in anti-national act. The FIRs against terrorists and anti-national elements in Jammu and Kashmir have lost meaning as seldom any of the established cases are proven in the Courts due to weak prosecution. This has even been mentioned by Presiding Officers of some Courts in the past. Therefore, the Open FIR in Rajouri too will die its own death unless the Governor asserts his position as a constitutional head and prevails upon the government to nip in the bud lest the situation may go out of control with the passage of time.
The patriotic forces also expect the Governor to look into the affairs of the Central University Jammu, which though in its infancy stage, has become a breeding ground for the mix of radicalised Pak and Maoist elements. They are openly meddling into actions that can’t be termed as ‘freedom of expression’ or ‘liberal campus atmosphere’.
A couple of weeks ago, JNU type ‘Bharat Ki Barbadi Tak’ scenario was witnessed when a section of students held a condolence meeting in memory of Bengaluru based journalist Gauri Lankesh. A complete polarisation was witnessed on the campus, which has become breeding ground for some of the faculty members, who have come on the radar of the university authorities for organising ‘controversial’ events.
Reportedly the Central University management has shortlisted a group of at least one dozen students from different streams who are actively involved in ‘unwanted’ activities on the campus and have been regularly provoking other students to join their camp. It may be mentioned the same set of students and their seniors had earlier triggered a controversy in November 2016 by showing disrespect to the national symbols during an event in the campus. When another group of students had raised this issue, the Vice-Chancellor had ordered formation of a committee to look into the matter and submit him a detailed report within a week’s time. What happened thereafter is not known. That episode had sent wrong message in the campus and gave an opportunity to the ‘notorious’ group to consolidate their grip over student community. In recent months, the same group had been involved in organising marches and spread left oriented ideology on the campus in the name of freedom of speech.
Viewed in the backdrop of one after another controversial event in the Central University and latest episode in the BGSB University, it is time for the Hon’ble Governor to take cognisance and set the rot right before it will be too late.
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