“The only thing worse than an enemy is a traitor”.
In another disturbing development further exposing Urban Naxals, four JNU students have been found to be part of a larger conspiracy to encourage other JNU students to join the banned CPI (Maoist). The prosecution has requested an extension of custody for the four accused, namely Sudhir Dhavale, Mahesh Raut, Shoma Sen and Rona Wilson. The accused had organised a lecture to commemorate slain Maoist leader Naveen Babu.
The police even recovered Rs. 80,000 from accused Rona Wilson, which they suspect is part of a sum paid by the CPI to the student to instigate and provoke violence on campus in the name of Maoism. The accused has not been able to disclose the source of the money seized.
“The ongoing probe is at a crucial stage of unfolding how all the accused participated and were implementing the anti-national plans of the CPI (Maoist) and how the banned outfit was funding the plans. The scope of the probe extends way beyond the Maoist links to the Elgar Parishad (held in Pune a day before the January 1 clashes at Koregaon Bhima) and covers a larger sinister plot affecting the national security,” the prosecutor said.
The situation is as bad, and perhaps worse than what many on the Right had predicted, with Universities like JNU serving as a hotbed for Maoist propaganda and recruitment. This is indeed a serious issue, and poses the question as to how deep the Maoist influence really is in JNU. As if organising a lecture to commemorate a slain enemy of the state wasn’t enough, the latest discovery of a sum of Rs.80,000 to accused Rona Wilson indicates that a larger conspiracy aimed at the state is already set in motion. These findings are against the backdrop of a recently discovered plot to assassinate PM Modi in a style similar to that of Rajiv Gandhi’s. The University’s reputation with regard to its student politics is dismal to say the least, with serious doubts over its curriculum and the ideological bias prevalent among the senior alumni of the University. But the latest developments are of a much graver nature, with national security being potentially threatened.
Lets set things straight
Who needs enemies when we have fellow citizens like these, who are not just abetting terrorist outfits but now allegedly recruiting for them as well? The behaviour of a good portion of the students in JNU is akin to that of teenagers, or rebels without a cause desperately looking for an agenda to cling on to. Misleading ideologies like socialism and communism are the perfect match for such individuals, who genuinely think they are trying to do better for ‘the people’, while being completely fine with using violence as a means to an end against the very same people.
These young ‘idealists’ are delusional to say the least, and complain that their freedom of speech and expression are being stifled when they get into trouble for seditious statements and blatant anti-state activities. The only reason an Indian has any rights is because they are guaranteed by the Constitution, and are part of a larger transaction between the State and its people. The State guarantees our rights, while we reciprocate by obeying the rule of law and paying taxes. When an individual fails to perform his duties intentionally, and attacks the very nation that guarantees his rights, his rights are then suspended. One cannot attack the state and expect the same state to treat it on par with the rest of society as a law abiding citizen.
Whether its delusional students who are desperately looking for a cause, or armed insurgents fighting law enforcement in the thick of the Bastar jungles, the State must treat both on par with each other as enemies of the state and punish them according to the word of the law. According to section 120 and 121 of the Indian Penal Code, “waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India” is an offence punishable by death. If substantial evidence is established that the four accused were indeed doing the bidding of the CPI terrorists, then death will be their fate.