Definition of Nationalism
We have started living in a society where if any action can be justified whether it is wrong or right. People have such immoral and foolish justifications to their unacceptable acts that even the others feel shocked to talk to them or debate with. Such unprecedented events were witnessed in the national capital in a central university which is famous for churning out so called ‘socialist and left’ individuals. Yes, it was JNU where the event of commemorating the hanging of terrorist- Afzal Guru took place. Such a level of anti-national activities which involved “Anti-India” slogans took place which was perhaps unthinkable. In their defense when rightly charged with sedition, it is being said that it’s their Right to Freedom which they are exercising and the government is trying to suppress it. Is there any limit to this Right of Freedom or we can say or do anything under the veil of this right. There has to be a limit and the constitution takes care of that. As expected the turn of events soon snowballed into a political controversy with the accused finding moral and all sorts of support from various political parties. How can someone support such events in the name of cultural evening? Afzal Guru was a terrorist who had attacked the Indian parliament and he was rightly punished for the same by the Supreme Court. And yes, the apex court has the authority to decide what is wrong or right and not the misguided students sitting out at Ganga Dhaba sipping their tea. Even if allegations were put as to the tapes being doctored but what about gathering and the events which followed that evening. Nobody is authorized to distribute nationalist certificates but we should understand ourselves the meaning of nationalism and act accordingly in favor of uniting our nation not breaking it.