Commemorating 9th February 2016: What exactly happened in JNU

Published on 9 Feb 2017 on category Academia for zone Rest of India

Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid gang has spread many rumor to distort facts about antinational slogans raised in JNU on 9th February 2016. Here is what exactly happened in JNU and how media distorted.

Anti-India slogans were raised on 9th February 2016 Anti-India slogans were raised on 9th February 2016

It was a usual evening, for any JNUite is immune to sloganeering by ruffians of the so-called guardians of free speech. I was strolling around the iconic Sabarmati Dhaba, sipping 5 Rs. “Choi” (tea as called by Communists), the symbol of a subsidized communist student union. Making an egalitarian society by bulldozing the developed sections to reduce them to the level of the downtrodden has been a peculiar trait of Communists in India. Development and uplifting are not their aim, for that would leave them bankrupt if the poor ceases to be poor if the weak becomes strong.  A feeble heed to their slogans raised goose-bumps. I could see activists from AISA, AISF, DSF, DSU, SFI forming one group in which some “over-educated” liberal chest-thumpers of “The Socialist Republic of JNU” formed an inner circle clad in the threads of liberty, popularly known as ‘Burqa’ while the males as per the regular norms of patriarchy handled the periphery by standing on the top of the tables around Dhaba and shrieking on notes, the worst of their throats could afford. One word I could hear in unison was “AZAADI”.  It was only after devouring the abhorrent slogans,  I could locate ABVP protesting at a distance of nearly 10 meters. The slogans raised as quoted in the report submitted by JNU High-Level Enquiry Committee (HLEC) were- 

  1. “Bharat ki barbadi tak jung rahegi jung rahegi”
  2. “Bharat tere tukde honge Inshallah Inshallah”
  3. Manipur maange Azadi, Kashmir maange Azadi, Keral maange Azadi, Kashmir maaange Azadi”
  4. “Bandook kin nok pe Azadi, hum leke rahenge Azadi”
  5. “Hai haq humara Azadi, jo tum na doge Azadi, toh chheen ke lenge Azadi”
  6. “Bharat ko de ragda de ragda, Hindustan ko de ragda”
  7. “Pakistan Zindabad”

What the media still does not know is, that initially, the militants disguised as “innocent students” WERE NOT WEARING ANY MASKS. It was after the media arrived that they paused the event, discussed and then went inside Sabarmati Hostel and came out with their faces covered. There were outsiders, whom we had never seen before. But most of the protesters who lent out such provocative slogans WERE JNUites.


On retrospection of the event, the following observations must be taken in mind-

  1. They have been exhibiting another form of “freedom of speech” for the last two years in the name of “Kiss of Love”. This vulgarity is projected on the same venue on the date of February the 14th, viz. Valentine’s Day, where heterosexuals and bisexuals pour all lewdness on roads, for the World to see. So that, their comrades abroad see that India is not so cultural, eh?
  2. The event of 14th Feb. was not held this time, instead, 9th Feb was planned 8 months prior to its execution, as per interrogation reports of former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar. This also shows that the camouflage of fitting a peaceful evening was already planned.
  3. This also fell in resonance with the majestic Make In India Week which was between 13th to 18th of February. The unfortunate Jat agitation in Haryana spilt water on Comrades’ efforts to steal all the attention. However, this 1 event did the job fairly well.
  4. Apart from this, the myth of “Stand With JNU” was broken when a student impersonated a journalist out of her curiosity to find out whether the students who were shrieking slogans like “Stand With JNU, RSS go back, Jai Bhim Jai MIM, Inqalab Zindabad, RSS Murdabad,” and more WERE NOT EVEN AWARE OF WHAT HAPPENED ON 9TH FEB. 15 Random people were interviewed ranging from various departments, race and ethnicity, NONE could respond why they were attending the march. The only response attained was “because our professors told they will take attendance for the protests.”
  5. The Solidarity March, Protests, Lectures, Stand With JNU were backed by outsiders from their powerhouses in the Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia and the JNU alumni who are rejected by the capitalistic world outside. All that happened post-May 2014. 

Aspiring India, the great contribution of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is poised to refashion India's youth and their dreams, has by-passed JNU. The university's students are living in a make-believe, retrograde world where everything came free or subsidized, and with heated ideological debates over the finer points of Marx, Lenin, Mao Zedong enjoying the primacy of intellectual space without the realization that the world has passed them by. In other words, most JNU students and faculty have become ideological vagabonds, virtual flotsam in a stagnant pool of their own digging.

Frustrations emanating from JNU students, once respected for their intellectual caliber, have led them to reside in an unwanted Jurassic Park, housing creatures the world forgot or would at least like to forget. What we have been witnessing in Delhi since last 1 year is a futile rebellion of the subsidy-deprived. They have been led to believe that only if their tin-pot agitation succeeds in dislodging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, everything will be back to being "normal": Subsidies would return, they can stay on in hostels eating highly-subsidized food till they are old enough to be grandparents, and the Left's patronage network will eventually get them a job, at least by the time they become pensioners.

Written By
Sakshi Bhardwaj
Sakshi Bhardwaj is JNU alumna and writes analytical and substantial commentaries and reports on topics ranging from Geopolitics to Social and Political issues. She has also written for various magazines and attended international seminars on National Security and Internal Conflicts.
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