Nation, nationalism should be above all
The Union Government’s slip in handling the situation made Kanhaiya Kumar a household name. Moreover the media made big of his dramatic and politically-loaded rhetoric after his release. Opposition parties too hailed him because he was doing their job of abusing the Prime Minster of this country.
While granting six-month interim bail to Kanhaiya Kumar, the Delhi High Court Bench of Justice Pratibha Rani held that the thoughts reflected in the slogans raised by some students of JNU, who organised and participated in that programme, cannot be claimed to be protected as fundamental right to freedom of speech. Radical Leftist elements and sections of politicians, the media, and the intelligentsia are amazingly unanimous in demeaning nationalism. The concerns expressed by the Judge are the concerns of every citizen. Nation and nationalism are above all.