Amid the protest against fee hike in JNU, the soon to be inaugurated statue of Vivekananda was vandalised by a group of students. The university administration has said that maximum punishment of rustication will be given to the 10 students who have recognized in the vandalizing incident.
“Painful beyond measure. The soon to be inaugurated statue of Swami Vivekananda vandalised in JNU. Vile.Just vile.Where will this end?” tweeted Professor Anand Ranganathn of JNU.
Painful beyond measure. The soon to be inaugurated statue of Swami Vivekananda vandalised in JNU. Vile. Just vile.
Where will this end? pic.twitter.com/ZICS2YNAKc
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) November 14, 2019
The statue of Vivekananda was soon to be inaugurated at the university. Born as Narendranath Dutta, Swami Vivekananda, an ex-barrister, took the mantle of his Guru, Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa’s teachings and spread the charm and aura of Sanatan Dharma throughout the world.
His speech about Sanatan Dharma at the World Parliament of Religions, held in Chicago in 1893 is still the stuff of legends, which also proves how essential has Sanatan Dharma been towards the cause of mankind for ages.
Needless to say, the creation of a statue of such a legendary man in a rabid leftist den has not gone well with the nexus of left-liberal student union leaders and professors, who cried hoarsely on this decision.
JNU Students Union and JNU Teachers’ association were against the installation of the statue in the university premises. “We ask as to what is the source of funds for the construction of the statue? They said, on one hand, the varsity does not have money for library funds and for disbursal of the Merit-cum-Mean Scholarship to students and on the other hand it is busy in constructing statues,” said JNUSU when the administration proposed the installation of the statue.
The students of JNU have been protesting against the hostel pay hike in the university. The university administration, in order to improve facilities, increased the monthly fee from 10 rupees per month to 300 rupees, for single-seater while that of double seater was increased from 20 rupees per month to 600 rupees.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhariyal was held hostage for 6 hours at the AICTE building due to protest. Many students came from foreign countries to attend the convocation ceremony, missed their flights because they couldn’t leave the AICTE building due to protest.
The unlawful activities have become an everyday occurrence in JNU. From anti-national slogans to illegal trafficking banned drugs, holding the Vice-Chancellor and professor hostage for hours, JNU has been in news for all the wrong reasons for years.
A permanent police station inside the university is the best solution to prevent unlawful activities by students. A few days ago, Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan became the first university to have a permanent central government security force. The government employed Central Industrial Security Force after the Vice-chancellor asked for the same to maintain the law and order situation in the university.
JNU is a ‘promised land’ to adherents of Communism. The extreme freedom of expression, ideas, clothing for which space around the world is shrinking can find space in the Promised Land.
The slogans like- Lal Salaam, We Shall Fight, We Shall Win, Brahmanvad Ho Barbaad, Bharat Tere Tukde Hoge Inshallah Inshallah, Kashmir ki Azaadi Se Bharat ki Barbaadi Tak Jang Rahegi Jang Rahegi could be heard only inside the boundary walls of JNU.
Employing a central government’s paramilitary force is necessary to maintain law and order situation, in which the students who want to focus on studies and research could do the same.