There is a solution for every problem. The BJP government, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre, was fast losing the confidence of the people and issues like JNU were only attempts by the party to divert attention of the public. The root cause and problem areas have to be clearly identified and then start the cleansing procedure. Politics and education cannot go hand in hand since it will defeat the very purpose of quality education being imparted in the interest of grooming of students for the betterment of the students and the country. The JNU issue has been in the news for quite some time and it is blown out of proportion by the leaders for garnering political mileage. Huge debates have occurred in the parliament over this issue. JNU is the only university in India where actual diversity exists. The institute is also facing resource crunch. Some students in JNU are so poor they have to share their stipend money with their siblings and their parents.
Freedom of speech does not mean you degrade your own country for your own selfish interest or a group of people who spread hatred by their anti-national activities. People who truly love their country are the army jawans because, in their mind, they only worry always remains is to protect our country from any bad things happening. People rising anti-slogans and indulging in anti-national activities should be kept at bay and shown the door without much sympathy.
India is a secular country and after getting Independence on 15th August 1947, we have the right to express our views and nobody can stop us from giving our valuable suggestions. Newspapers play a positive role in bringing the views of the readers by including them in Letters to the editor column. It gives an opportunity to the reader to give his frank opinion about the issues pertaining to national interest.
India is my country and all the Indians are my brothers and sisters goes a long way. The Government is by the people of the people and for the people and the constitution has granted us the right to freedom of speech and expression. People must express their opinion in a public forum. The proverb ‘Pen is mightier than sword is true. National Integration is the hall mark of Indian sub-continent. We should not be worried for exposing right things and try to provide solutions in a better manner. Problems apart it is time for peaceful co-existence in an independent India.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)