Aftermath of JNU incident ABVP conducts seminar for national unity at Panjab University

The event ‘Youth for National Integrity and Unity’ was organised by ABVP in the presence of several BJP and RSS leaders from across Chandigarh.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 5, 2016 8:05 am

 

NUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar with the union Vice President Shehla Rashid addresses a news conference at the JNU campus in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI Photo) JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar with the union Vice President Shehla Rashid addresses a news conference at the JNU campus in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI Photo)

Condemning the incident at JNU wherein ‘anti-national’ slogans were raised during an event organised against the judicial killing of 2001 Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru, Mayor Arun Sood on Friday urged students to work for the cause of national unity.

Speaking at a seminar organised by Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at Panjab University on Friday, Sood added that the nation must come together to fight against the spirit of ‘anti-nationalism’ that was being propagated by the students of JNU.

Alleging JNU was propagating a culture of anti-nationalism, Sood said, “This is not the first time that students of JNU have indulged in anti-national activities. JNU has been propagating anti-national ideas for a long time. This has only come to the limelight now. Strict action must be taken against the students who let such unfortunate incidents take place inside the university.”

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“If the slogans that were raised at JNU were not anti-national, I don’t know what else is anti-national,” he added.

Also present on the occasion was National Organising Secretary of ABVP Sunil Ambedkar who alleged that the students who had participated in the event at JNU were trying to divide India and that the Left organisations in the country were supporting their cause.

“In the aftermath of the JNU incident, what is surprising is how relentlessly the Left organisations in this country are trying to divide the people of India. Why must they speak in favour of a man who attacked the Parliament and was rightly executed? Why must they favour students who raise slogans against our motherland?”

Questioning the education being imparted at JNU, Ambedkar added, “Our education system must inculcate the values of national integrity and nation building. It must not teach students anti-national values, which is why serious consideration needs to be given to the kind of education being imparted at JNU.”

During the interaction, students also raised questions over the fake videos of JNUSU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar that have been doing rounds on the social media and also aired by some news channels.

The students also raised their concerns over the hasty manner in which Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested.

“The video that was first aired by Zee News correctly reflected how a group of students raised slogans against Mother India… Even if video evidence has proven that Kanhaiya did not raise these slogans, being the student leader of JNU, he was very much involved in advocating these ideas,” said Ambedkar.

Also present on the occasion were state General Secretary of BJP Dinesh Kumar, BJP leader Suraj Bharadwaj and ABVP leaders Saurabh Kapoor, Dinesh Chauhan, Vineet Joshi and Harmanjot Gill among others.

Sharing his legal opinion on the issue, Professor Devinder Singh from the Department of Law at Panjab University said, “We have to draw a clear distinction and understand what freedom of speech is and when lines are crossed that then account to sedition. Our Constitution has given us the right to freedom of expression, but with freedom also comes certain responsibilities that one cannot ignore.” Singh added that the government needed to take action against the ‘anti-national’ elements who misused their freedom of speech to propagate ideas against the collective good of India.

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    Nisar Ahmed
    Mar 5, 2016 at 3:45 am
    ABVP did great job in bringing out all the culprits of Jnu , keep on doing your good work ABVP , p your message to all the universities ,All the best.
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      Kishor
      Mar 5, 2016 at 3:47 pm
      Asli Badmash (ki) Vanar Party.
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        clueless
        Mar 5, 2016 at 3:20 am
        "The video that was first aired by Zee News correctly reflected how a group of students raised slogans against Mother India… Even if video evidence has proven that Kanhaiya did not raise these slogans, being the student leader of JNU, he was very much involved in advocating these ideas,” said Ambedkar. What Mr. Ambedkar conveniently forgets is that those videos were doctored. What is your agenda. Mr. Ambedkar?
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          mohan
          Mar 5, 2016 at 7:19 pm
          From History Books - (1) the communists in Telangana supported Nizam and Razakars. But after the completion of OPERATION POLO, they turned coats and killed many people. (2) The Marxist revolutionary m murderer ideologue, Leon Trotsky, the founding leader of the Red Army was a major figure in the Bolshevik victory in the Russian Civil War (1918–1923). He is also known for his criminal role in the Holodomor Genocides against ethnic Europeans. Trotsky also invented the word racism to disable constructive debate and place the enemy on the defensive. In 1921 messengers representing starving European peasants asked Trotsky for help. He said this- “You are Starving? This is not famine yet, when your woman start eating their children then you may come and say we are starving”. (3) The Chinese did NOT eat dogs till Mao's cultural revolution or Great Leap forward. Mao's Great Famine was the most Devastating man-made catastrophe in which at least 45 million people were starved, beaten, tortured or worked to death. The Chinese revolution was planned and executed by agencies and secret societies in USA. Princeling is the word for the fake intellectals or Revolutionary families who had falsely and forcefully indoctrinated the hapless, drug addicted Chinese potion. Communism does not mean equitable distribution of wealth to all people. The main purpose communists are to concentrate wealth, power and authority to very few individuals. Nehru favoured socialism because it denied opportunities for everyone except his Royal family. (4) The British East India Co grew opium In India and marketed forcefully in China. The opium cultivation and destruction of forests cause many famines in India. The opiated Chinese potion are till today used as Pawns by the West. The fund for Maoists in India is from USA or Europe. The Chinese Mafia and maoists are doing the red sanders smuggling even today. When 20 red-sander smugglers were killed in encounter with police on April 2015, NDTV aired a series of campaigns against the police and Govt. (5) The Delhi CM Kejriwal has lots of Tax Payers money in his custody, but does not have a penny to pay the ry for street cleaners, teachers and doctors
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          1. Nagaraj Nagaraj R
            Mar 5, 2016 at 2:59 am
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