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  1. RiazHaq

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    Haq's Musings: ‎Massive Anti-Modi Student Protests Spreading Fast Across India

    Students across India are rallying against Modi government's attacks on academic freedoms. Massive protests were triggered when the Modi government arrested Kahaiya Kumar, the student union president at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

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    Universities across India are ringing with the following slogans:

    "Geelani bole azaadi, Afzal bole azaadi, jo tum na doge azaadi, toh chheen ke lenge azadi! (Geelani and Afzal demanded freedom. If freedom is denied, we will snatch it!)".

    "Modi ka Hindutva nahin sahenge, Modi ke Brahmangiri nahin sahenge." (We will not tolerate Modi's Hindutva oppression. We reject upper caste Brahmin domination).

    Geelani is the separatist leader demanding freedom of Jammu and Kashmir from illegal Indian occupation. Afzal refers to Afzal Guru who was executed by the Indian government on trumped charges of terrorism.

    Students also chanted in memory of Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year-old Muslim woman who was gunned down in Gujarat in June 2004 when the current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ran the state as its chief minister. In September 2009, Ahmedabad metropolitan magistrate called encounter fake. CBI , India's federal investigating agency, did not find link between her and LeT as was alleged by Modi's government in Gujarat.

    Afzal Guru was accused of carrying out an attack on Indian parliament in Dec, 2001. The Indian supreme court judgment acknowledged the evidence against Guru was circumstantial: "As is the case with most conspiracies, there is and could be no evidence amounting to criminal conspiracy." But then, it went on to say: "The incident, which resulted in heavy casualties, had shaken the entire nation, and the collective conscience of society will only be satisfied if capital punishment is awarded to the offender." This shameful Indian Supreme Court verdict to approve Guru's execution is a great miscarriage of justice with few precedents in legal annals.

    Independent educators and academics in India feel they are under siege since Hindu Nationalist Prime Minister Modi ascended to power. A concerted move is underway in many states across India to Hinduize education. RSS ideologues are being given key positions in India's educational and cultural institutions to realize a Hindu Nationalist vision of India.


    Last year, Modi's BJP appointed Gajendra Chauhan as head of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). The staff and students protested the appointment describing Mr. Chauhan as grossly unqualified for the position. The Indian media have sharply criticized his work that includes films such as “Jungle Love,” “Vasna” (“Desire”), “Jungle Ka Beta” (“The Son of the Jungle”) and various other B-grade movies. Aljazeera reported that his main qualification appears to be his affiliation with the Hindu Nationalist BJP as national convener for culture, responsible for promoting “the party’s ideology through cultural activities,” as he put it in an interview with The Indian Express.

    In the Aug. 13, 2015 issue of The New York Review of Books, the economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen described how the government pressured him to step down from his position as chancellor of the newly formed Nalanda University — most likely because of his criticism of Modi before the elections, according to Aljazeera.

    According to the Aljazeeera report, Mr. Sen has listed the ways in which the government has interfered in the management of many academic institutions — the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay and the National Book Trust. It has proposed a bill that would give it direct control of the 13 Indian Institutes of Management. The caliber of two recent appointments is also alarmingly questionable: Lokesh Chandra, the newly selected head of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, which oversees India’s cultural relations with other countries, has said Modi is an incarnation of God, and Yellapragada Sudershan Rao, the new head of the Indian Council of Historical Research, has praised the caste system.

    Massive student protests in India are the culmination of growing resentment against attempts by the Modi government to curb academic and intellectual freedoms and reshape educational and cultural institutions and the Indian society at large.

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    Haq's Musings: ‎Massive Anti-Modi Student Protests Spreading Fast Across India
     
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    Ontopic : There is no massive protest in any university here, just few congi & communist group are raising flags against BJP. And Pakistani news media shouldn't get too excited by Geelani and other Azadi words, nothing is going to happen, if you think this is a chance to once again raise Kashmir issue try your luck one more time. :lol::lol:
     
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    Organised protest like this will be drastic for Modi Govt and any use of aggression which is expected will be prove final blow for Hinduvta regime. Lets see how Modi handle this....from my side it will be like lawyers protest against Musharraf.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: , the anti-hindutva forces are playing their final naked cards. They are now completely exposed . The traditional vote bank of the congies and the commies ,is now out there for everybody to see.The hindutva votes are now more consolidated than ever and those not committed to any party will never again vote for congress or commies .
     
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    Implication being Mr. haq is in defence of this dude.



    I will paraphrase @Skull and Bones here "Ghar Ghar se yakub/afzal /etc. niklega, Aur hum Ghar Ghar mein ghus ke marenge"
     
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    His musings are amusing at the best, lets not create a market where none exists.
     
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    lol Achay Din.
     
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    LOL...Old man's logic... It just gets better and better... :bunny::bunny::bunny::bunny::bunny::bunny::bunny:
     
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    No Indian student including in jnu is asking for azadi of Kashmir or barbadi of India. It is become clear that those who said it were planted by BJP to create a controversy.
     
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    Did they planted some special agents in jadavpur university also?...its evident from video who is shouting what So no benefit from posting such lies and conspiracy theories
     
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    Spot on...
    Watch 3.24 onwards, And try and Spot Umar Khalid > who is evidently planted by BJP



    Is there any limits to which people won't fall to counter BJP... The only problem in game, is people will se through this and BJP will only grow stronger.... I feel sorry for Raul baba , all the hatkande's are failing.
     
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    Btw where is Rahul baba these days??:undecided:? hmmm..me thinks he is hiding his face in shame thinking, if only I had followed elder's advice :whistle:
     
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    HAQ and his Musing makes me Muse HE HE LOLZ

    On topic, this is my first and the last on this rubbish JNU topic.

    First of all such incidence should be handled by the DEEN level, and what could be settled with the quick action, and next morning forgot everything, the political Rotiyan Seeking have made this issue in prime story even after one week. Ironically the political parties should stop using it for the political beniefit because this type of news only damage the democracy, in which the right of speech and right to speak everything, fine line is been shattered and the one with the dark thoughts are taking advantages.

    Janab HAQ :

    1. First a small story before independence, Mahatma Gandhi always critizes Hindus, thus one person wrote letter to MK Gandhi, why he always critisize Hindus and never Muslims. Gandhi wrote the Gandhi, because the person who is hindu itself have the proper right and better position to understand the problem and speak, so for muslims its better another muslim should speak if he found any thing wrong and have right to actually criticize.

    2. Second you are niether Indian, nor you have any idea of the ground reality, so it better you should Muse to the ones of the pakistani in USA otherwise someone india will speak the Sunny Deol diologe --Apna Muh Band Kar, Verna Tenu mai Utte hi Paa Dunga Jitho tu Aaya See.
     
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    1. pakistanis must learn difference between freedom and discipline.
    Do they give freedom to Baloch protesters.
    Anti Nationals must not have right for expression in India.
    2. Thanks to our hyper media who reports super sensitively that @Riaz haq thinks such things happen across India.
    Last time they reported rapes so massively that even pakistanis started thinking that their country is safer than India(in fact their rape rate is more than double).
    Funny thing was that even British and American Media reported on that(they have many folds higher).
    First women safety, then racism and now freedom of speech in India will be discussed among people who even don't know it's actual meaning. :rofl:
    3. Worst thing is that pakistanis are more interested in this BS than Indians themselves.
    :D
    I guess riaz bhaijan have recognized me or not? :azn:
     
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    BS I have videos of ABVP leaders. Will search and put it when I RCH home. Hate working with mobile. The BJP are feeding the same BS they always did. Magical phenomenon of aunty national students. Who do you think leftists are man ? Most of them are the kind of pot smoking @$$holes say @Marxist was 7 years ago. If fact most of these idiots are in it coz looking intellectual makes it easier to get the girls. Of course the jokers won't admit it but anyone who expects a revolution from jnu is probably better off trying sanyas. And why wouldn't the BJP attack it? It is the most famous place with the name Nehru on it. Proving it anti national is proving Nehru anti national.

    I have no doubts that's the case there too. Mashe, ithreem vrashamaya ee sthalangalilu oru divasam pularchakku yellam anti national slogan parayumbol chheeenga naariya BJP manam thanne.