The Kanhaiya and Umar Khalid incident at JNU is not an isolated one. And yes, no matter how much spin Barkha Dutt gives to “Azaadi” – as in it was Azaadi from Hunger – does she expect the people to be naive ? The Azadi was clearly from India with reference to Kashmir.
Here’s the speech of one of the professors of JNU right after this incident ! (Note the Indian government pays her salary !! ) – clearly justifying the use of the word “Azaadi” with reference to Kashmir. Now if this is not sedition what is ? How come she is not in Jail and by the timing of it – it would appear that she is looking to be jailed . Basically to get some negative publicity and become another wailer , a pretend “victim” like Arundhati Roy and then apply for donations from NGOs or immigrate to the US or pretend to be a hero for the down-trodden etc . Maybe she is just upset that Kanhaiya has taken all the lime-light and she is trying hard – who knows ?
What is bizarre though – is the cheers from the seated students (and the lack of heckling or any boo’s whatsoever)
JNU has some serious problems – of course Nivedita Menon should be terminated from her job immediately, but there is also need for a thorough look at JNU and the overall education it provides and its utility to society (if any) – JNU needs to be overhauled to say the least.