Campus Politics — Boon or Bane

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

 

Aditya Bhola ,MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

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Recent events has made everyone think whether campus politics is productive & contributes to the holistic environment or not. We can see that the current situation in JNU has taken a serious negative turn. We cannot deny the fact that the Campus Politics has contributed immensely to India by providing great leaders . But now this has taken a negative turn among few students. They are being used by vested interest groups to disturb the harmony in India. We can easily see that what happened in JNU was nothing but dangerous politics being played with distorted facts. When students like Khanaiya kumar & Umar khalid raised slogans of “Azaadi”  that really made me wonder why they want to promote the agenda of Pakistan in India. After the police investigation when it was found to be case of sedition they turned it into fight of freedom of expression. They played this Political game very well but in the negative interest of the country. This has not stopped till JNU only as it has spread to other universities of the country as well like Jadavpur. In one of the debate on a popular News Channel the Professor of the university said they don’t want Indian national Flag as they have there “Own Flag!!”  , we cannot have more absurd reasoning than this one. All this calls for regulations for the Campus Politics so that it doesn’t spread venom in the name of freedom of speech and serve its primary purpose of developing leadership skills in students in the best possible manner.

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