Outrageous : This senior professor of JNU speaks the language of Hafiz Saeed !

Consider these statements –
“Kashmir does not belong to India, and is illegally occupied by India.”
“Indian Army must pull out of Siachen and Kashmir.”
“Indian Army soldiers do not love their country. They do not fight for the love of country, but fight because of money and benefits.”

The above outrageous statements are not coming from any terrorist organisation like Lashkar-e-Tyeeba or Jaish-e-Mohammad. Nor are these statements made by a Pakistani army chief or the prime minister. These statements have been made by Professor Nivedita Menon, who is a senior professor of political science at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Isn’t it outrageous ? The controversial statements by Nivedita Menon is nothing new. In past also, she has made multiple anti-India, anti-Hindu and pro-terror statements. Not only does she support Pakistan sponsored terrorism in Kashmir, she also supports Maoist terrorism within India.

These are the professors in Jawaharlal Nehru University. They draw salaries of around Rs 2 lakh a month, enjoy all the benefits and luxuries on government’s money and in turn, spew venom against the country. What kind of “intellectual” one can be to make such outrageous, and baseless remarks against the nation ? If these are the teachers and academicians who have hijacked the political discourse and academia, there can be hardly any doubt why the students of JNU (a large fraction) are anti-national. Last year in February, it was a group of JNU students who were shouting slogans in favour of Afzal and Yakub. Slogans included fight against India, breaking India into multiple pieces and showered praise on terrorists. The notorious Kanhaiya Kumar went a step further and called Indian Army rapists. In 2011, the students of JNU and some faculty members had celebrated when 72 CRPF soldiers were killed by Naxalites.

She made these remarks when addressing a program in Jodhpur University. A complaint has been filed against Nivedita Menon and others involved in anti-India statements. “The university has lodged a complaint against Nivedita Menon and one of the organisers, Rajshree Ranavat, who also announced while introducing Menon that she is famous for her views on Kashmir. Today, some children from the ABVP and some faculty members shut down the university in protest. I have set up a three-member committee to look into the matter,” V-C R P Singh said.

It is time that such people sitting at the highest levels of academia, who have an agenda against the nation, must be identified and actions taken against them. These intellectual terrorists echo the same sentiments that Hafiz Saeed, Asiya Andrabi, Lakhvi and other terrorists have.

Kshitij Mohan