Modi sarkar threatened democracy; that is the most anti-national of all acts. By Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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The arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar and the crackdown on political dissent at JNU suggest that we are living under a government that is both rabidly malign and politically incompetent.

It is using nationalism to crush constitutional patriotism, legal tyranny to crush dissent, political power to settle petty scores, and administrative power to destroy institutions.

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The government does not want to just crush dissent; it wants to crush thinking, as its repeated assaults on universities demonstrate.

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Some of the students may have been deeply misguided in the beliefs they hold. But a university is the space to debate them: yes, even the hanging of Afzal Guru.

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The BJP does not also understand one subtle point: that unless there is real and immediate violence involved, a democracy that cuts “anti-nationals” some slack is a robust democracy.

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  1. *are forced You = or Forced you

  2. sir you write “Some of the students may have been deeply misguided in the beliefs they hold. But a university is the space to debate them: yes, even the hanging of Afzal Guru.”
    discussing Afzal guru per se has not forced the detention.
    I wonder How “Hindustan Muradabad” should be allowed even if if you justify that then I wonder How anyone can abuse his/her own motherland morally
    I wonder how fool the students are that they have gone stray
    I wonder why the actions of law enforcement agency is manipulated by calling it politics
    I imagine how foolishly students get lured to become ways for political gains for others
    I wonder how a person is having headache blames modi sarkar
    I wonder how fool the young educated class is that it not only finds time for having pre determined consequences of their acts
    I get dejected when some body famous or wants to be famous justifies that deliberate bad act
    for you sir with all dur respect : How confused you are that you cannot appreciate this simple thing that if really democracy is threatened then sir you would not have been able to post this. your post itself suggest the spirit of democracy but sir you are misguided I do not envisage threat to democracy. there is no way that you will stop writing or you will not find platform like this . sir do more work for the nation first enlighten yourself then please enlighten others
    I stand to be corrected when Modi Sarkar or someone else from the government asked you are forced you to not write up on this JNU issue

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