New Delhi: Chandrakant Prasad Singh, an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU in New Delhi has asked a few pointed questions to those in JNU who are facing the sedition charge for supporting Afzal Guru.
On his blog Singh congratulates them on getting a new lease of life- thanks to Kanhaiya getting conditional bail with serious strictures!
However, he goes on to state: ‘since I belong to the anti-intellectual gang of nationalists, I have a few questions I would like you or your dear Kanhaiya to answer:
1. Did he encourage the anti-India demonstration despite the administration banning it?
2. Was he present along with Khalid and others shouting anti-India slogans?
3. Did he meet Kashmiri separatist leaders in the valley? If yes, with whose support and what objective?
4. Was he aware of the Paki and Bangladeshi terrorist connections of Khalid?
5. Did he ask the security to allow the outsiders who had come to participate in the anti-India demonstrations.’
Singh begins another piece on his blog titled: ‘Decoding JNU-I: Helping the Left Scriptt Its Own Epitaph!’ by pointing out that the Indian elite is either ‘secluded from reason’ or ‘ethnicized to unreason’…don’t recall who said this? -Most likely Dr Niraj K Jha.
But in 1989 in a post-dinner election meeting in the Satluj hostel of JNU, I recall George Fernandes having said of the Indian Left:
THEY ARE THE LAST TO LEARN!
Chandrakant Prasad Singh: Born in Roopnarayanpur village, Bihar; got his early education in village schools till he was 12; later moved to Zila School Muzaffarpur, after he got Rural National Merit Scholarship; he did intermediate (+) from Bihar College of Engineering, Patna; Graduation (Econnmics Hons.) from Ramjas College, Delhi University; MA(Hindi),M.Phil( Sociology of Literature), Ph.D(Journ.) from JNU; M.Sc.- Media Management(SMU), PG Intensive Course in Journalism(TOI), Advanced Training in Business Journalism, Singapore. Publications include Before The Headlines–A handbook of TV journalism( MACMILLAN), Dictionary of Media & Journalism, Discovery Channel Stylebook(Member, Core Team), and, News on the Web News for the Web in MAKING NEWS(ed.), OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.
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