The relationship between controversy and JNU doesn’t seem to have any end. After anti-India separatist slogans and slogans eulogising terrorists in February, followed by case of sexual assault on a left wing affiliated student a few months back, it was the ‘mysterious disappearance‘ of Najeeb after a minor scuffle and the subsequent ugly politicisation which were doing the rounds and giving bad name to the university. Today, a gun (country made pistol), 7 cartridges and screw driver was found inside a bag in the campus.
A place of higher education, recovery of weapons like pistol and cartridges from a university campus is a very serious issue and needs to be investigated in detail. This becomes all the more serious when the university has become a hub of anti-national and anti-social elements in the garb of students who celebrate when Maoist terrorists kill CRPF men, call for destruction of India and raise slogans like “Bandook ke damm par…aazaadi“. It might also be possible that the weapons did not belong to any of the students and was left by some criminal. If so, it again is very important as it poses a grave threat to the lives of students and is an indicator of rising crimes.
Police said that they have registered a case under the Arms Act against unknown persons for possession of weapons. The police also said that the probe has already been initiated and all the efforts will be made to come to a conclusion. The PISTOL and cartridges were found in an empty bag in the JNU campus by security guards who then alerted the Police. The recent incidents, be it anti-India slogans, assault on female student, cases of rape, scuffles, disappearance of student and now the recovery of guns have irreversibly damaged the environment of JNU, which seems to be totally bleak and highly non-conducive for any academic activity. An academic university of JNU’s repute should be the last place for guns and pistols.