I know I was out of action for some time. For the time being I am also halting my novella. I know he must be disappointed with me as I promised him that my 28th post would be on his 28th birthday but, then I love JNU more than him. My Alma mater called me and I had to respond.
Coming back to the recent hue and cry going on in India with respect to JNU, I find certain things disturbing. First, people having an opinion about everything; second, having an opinion is a good thing but having it without proper facts and knowledge; third, refusing to listen to the argument and giving emotional arguments in a rational and logical debate and fourth, shutting people through either threatening them or abusing.
Never mind, I believe like freedom of speech, it is also everyone’s Right to behave like a fool! Yes, Yes, It’s a Right not a Fundamental one but for me it’s a Fundamental Right. But, then as an educator it also becomes my duty to educate people. Hence, from now onwards, I will try to educate ‘literate’ people. You must be thinking why do I say ‘literate’ people? Because, It is easy to educate illiterate people as they would listen to you and would argue after understanding your point. However, when it comes to literate people they first, refuse to listen to you and second, without proper facts they keep on arguing.
With every post, I would try to bring in all the aspects of the case (I need not tell you what case I am talking about, as by the time you start reading my post you already would have made up your mind about JNU!). As a person who has lived in JNU for two years and knows in and about JNU, I believe education is very necessary. Not just for illiterates but also for literates so that they can argue in a better way. Education about Nationalism, Media, JNU, Internet, Laws, Judicial System, State etc. everything.
Being a JNU alumni I would like to tell you, JNU does not fight with arms, it fights with ideas!
WE SHALL FIGHT! WE SHALL WIN!