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Trouble For Students Like Kanhaiya Kumar? Now JNU Will be Under The Surveillance Of Hundreds Of Former Army Men

“Rajjum drushtva sarpasya darshana”.

Getting scared on seeing a rope, believing it to be the snake.

It is famous example given as to how our eyes may misinterpret a thing. Further it is advised to always clarify a point before judging it on the appearance.

Looks like the students of JNU has lost their perception and also Judgement, and they are creating unnecessary problem, even in the case of replacement of campus security.

There will be a change of guards at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as the administration has zeroed in on the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) to provide security services on the campus. The AWPO is a welfare organisation of the Indian Army which was established in May 1999 to assist retiring or retired personnel of the force in getting suitable jobs. This establishment is in addition to, yet independent of, the Directorate General Resettlement (DGR).

Confirming the development, JNU registrar Pramod Kumar said, “The government of India runs a rehabilitation programme for the ex-servicemen. The university has decided to change the security arrangement from G4S to AWPO.”

Kumar said the contract with G4S expired almost three years ago and the university floated a tender several times but had no success in locating a suitable replacement. “Later, we approached the defence services to find out if they had anything for us. We got eight to nine tenders from them, and the university picked the AWPO one as it fulfilled our criterion,” he added.

The AWPO is more efficient as compared to the previous firm; it has employed 270 former soldiers on duty, compared to 500 security personnel employed by the previous organization. But the JNU Student body is not happy with the placement of armed forces personnel at JNU campus.

“The hiring happened in a very secretive manner… The administration knows that there is some kind of solidarity among workers, guards and the students, which is what the administration does not like,” said Aishe Ghosh, President of the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU).

What these so called intellectual students forget is the fact that,

Almost every central university in the country employs retired armed forces personnel for security purposes. The universities opened under “The Central Universities Act, 2009″ of Govt. of India, has mandated to employ retired armed forces personnel, as they are well trained to handle any problematic situation.

When an university administration takes a decision, why such hype gets created of it is matter if JNU?

The university gets disproportional media attention because it is the last bastion of ‘left’. It is strategically located in National Capital, and Leftist parties have controlled JNUSU since time immemorial.

Security has been repeatedly strengthened at the university ever since 2016 when student activists including Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid were briefly arrested for raising anti-India slogans.

On 9 February 2016, some students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) held a protest on their campus against the capital punishment meted out to the 2001 Indian Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, and Kashmiri separatist Maqbool Bhat. The organizers of the event were former members of the Democratic Students Union (DSU). The event was held despite the University administration withdrawing permission for the event shortly before it was due to begin, due to protests by members of the Hindu nationalist student union ABVP.

And the event saw one of the most disgraceful act of chanting ‘Bharat tere tudke honge, insha allah’. The act was nit was dissent, it was out right sedition.

A year later, in 2017, the fund allocated for security was four times more than that allocated for library services. According to the university’s annual report, Rs 17.38 crore were spent on security as opposed to Rs 4.18 crore on library.

And students at JNU seem rather interested in taking out March sympathizing terrorists than complete their doctorate.

Shehla Rashid, Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid used the incident at the JNU campus as there political launch pad.

Shehla’s political ambitions have been well known since she rose to prominence leading protests against the arrest of the then JNU students union president Kanhaiyya Kumar, and union members Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in February 2016.

She news of her, holding back-channel talks with the Congress to join the party, an almost done deal with the National Conference, and negotiations with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kashmir have been doing the rounds for over a year.

Shehla has been playing religion card very well to be in news, she had said,

“I remember it very clearly. As Narendra Modi became the prime minister, it hit me – I’m a Muslim,”. These so called leaders of JNU are proven to be the hate mongering, fake news peddling. They oppose anything and everything related to India and Indian army.

Dr Sharanya Alva

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