JNU controversy: One-sided negativity should not be perpetrated


By Yagya Datt Sharma

In this era of technology, All it takes is just a software to fabricate a video or a picture & then publish it in social media to make a mountain out of a mole. Many TV channels are now reporting that video of JNU student leader was doctored by adding anti-national slogans.

If this is true, can we even understand the pain that the parents of the guy had felt when their son was declared as anti-national or terrorist without the verification of evidences? Many people even declared the whole JNU as anti-national based on the actions of the few, because making such declarations strengthens their image of being nationalist in their friends circle.

I still don’t know the truth, and the courts will eventually give their judgment. The fact is, even I felt disturbed by hearing hatred slogans against the country. And every person who chants hatred slogans, breaks integrity, or incites violence, must be punished by the law, whether they are students of any college, or lawyers who take the law into their own hands. But, the people sitting in chilling AC, watching TV, and doing Facebook at least should not give judgement about someone or his family and should not call them Anti-Nationals, until it’s proven in the courts. I don’t support any political ideologies, be it left or right. I only support solutions and care for someone’s parents’ feelings, until they are convicted.

If we consider ourselves educated, then we must realize that it is our duty to come out of the attitude of spreading one sided negativity, which can harm someone until it’s proven. Otherwise It will take us nowhere and the country will keep on having inconclusive TV debates on these regular issues.

Yagya Datt Sharma is an Engineer at Hughes Systique Corporation.