Ravinar, who runs Mediacrooks.com, says that the “media is the first line of defense for the corrupt“. While that is true, the real core of their defense force consists of academics. And so it is, that before Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley, some sepoys in American academia have put forward a blog recycling the garbage allegations of yesteryear garnished with some new nonsense.
Before anything else, scroll down the blog and read the full list of sepoys along with their academic affiliations. All these sepoys are “intellectuals” from crap like “gender studies”, “communications”, “English” etc. There is just ONE computer science guy in the entire list of nearly 100 sepoys! Given the zillion tech and science geeks from India who work in American academia, the fact that they could find just ONE person stupid enough to sign on their list is enough to discredit these sepoys altogether. With people in productive fields of study staying out, the intellectual parasites who are 100% dependent on kissing ass have written a letter complaining about Modi.
Now lets take a look at what these sepoys have produced:
“As faculty who engage South Asia in our research and teaching, we write to express our concerns about the uncritical fanfare being generated over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley to promote “Digital India” on September 27, 2015.”
First of all, please close both your research and teaching, it is of zero use to anyone in South Asia or anyone anywhere in the world. Your so called “research” is a drag on both the American and the Indian economy and your so called “teaching” is wasting the time and poisoning the minds of young students. The very existence of your job is a drain on government resources. Please stop. Go get a job at McDonalds and earn your living by hard work…for a change.
And uncritical fanfare? Really? I think Narendra Modi may be the single most criticized man in the entire 21st century. The Gandhi dynasty, a million NGOs, a zillion sepoys in academia and a Mameluk media in India have spent the last 13 years bashing him daily.
“However, as educators who pay particular attention to history, we remind Mr. Modi’s audiences of the powerful reasons for him being denied the right to enter the U.S. from 2005-2014, for there is still an active case in Indian courts that questions his role in the Gujarat violence of 2002 when 1,000 died.”
Ha ha…! You keep filing your failed cases again and again and again. Let me remind you of the real history of Nehru under whom 3 million people perished in the riots of partition. If you were real educators who paid “particular attention to history”, you would know of all the riots that happened under the Dynasty.
“Modi’s first year in office as the Prime Minister of India includes well publicized episodes of censorship and harassment of those critical of his policies, bans and restrictions on NGOs leading to a constriction of the space of civic engagement”
Oh my god! Are these people bleating about Greenpeace? Yeah…your NGOs dont file their financial statements and then they claim victimhood when the government bans them? Of course…you guys live your whole lives skating by for free and then naturally you wonder why NGOs cant do the same.
For those who think I am being too harsh on these intellectuals, sample Dynastycrook Romila Thapar complaining in India Today:
“according to what was published in the newspapers, Professor Rao’s second comment was regarding his objection to the introduction of Marxist tools of research by the ICHR during the chairmanship of Professors R.S. Sharma and Irfan Habib. Professor Rao should be more familiar with the ICHR since he was appointed to the Council by the first BJP government of 1999-2004. He should know that for the most part of its existence, the ICHR has been under the chairmanship of non-Marxists such as Lokesh Chandra, S. Setter, MGS Narayanan and so on”
What Dynastycrook Romila Thapar and most other “intellectuals” don’t realize is that they have already discredited themselves with that statement in boldface. Romila Thapar thinks she is defending her colleagues and their profession by pointing out that “Not all are Marxists” or something like “Many are not Marxists” or even something like “Most of them are not Marxists”!
Here is what these egghead losers don’t realize: MARXISM HAS FAILED. IT IS COMPLETELY DISCREDITED. Its known to be worthless.
As such, the very fact that your intellectual community would treat Marxism as a legitimate position discredits your community. Can you imagine a physicist saying “Most of us don’t believe in a flat earth”? That would be laughable! Can you imagine a mathematician saying : “Most of us don’t think that pi=3”? No! No legitimate organization of mathematicians would admit anyone who thinks that pi=3. Similarly, if you treat Marxism as a legitimate intellectual position, your entire intellectual community deserves to be laughed at. Marxism is just as discredited and proven to be false as the belief in a flat earth. It’s the reality. Accept it, dear Dynastycrook Romila Thapar.
Let’s continue with the letter from the sepoys:
“Under Mr. Modi’s tenure as Prime Minister, academic freedom is also at risk: foreign scholars have been denied entry to India to attend international conferences, there has been interference with the governance of top Indian universities and academic institutions such as the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the Indian Institutes of Technology and Nalanda University; as well as underqualified or incompetent key appointments made to the Indian Council of Historical Research, the Film and Television Institute of India, and the National Book Trust. ”
Ha ha… Nalanda “University”? Looks like Dynastycrook Amartya Sen is really butthurt that he could not grab the entire Rs 2700 crore to create his 7 schools of bullshit:
Film and Television Institute of India? That retirement center for Uncleji students who take decades to complete a 3 year course? Let me put it this way: unless FTII actually graduates students, it cannot be considered a university. Just like Babri Masjid wasn’t actually a mosque because no prayers were held…
Now let us come to the question of “academic freedom”. Wait, first let us talk about “freedom” in India as a whole. It is a pity that I have to actually dig out the history that these sepoys (who allegedly do research in history) should have. Actually, for a tiny period after independence, India used to have free speech. Until…the RSS mouthpiece Organizer dared to criticize Nehru. Then this happened:
“In Brij Bhushan v State of Bihar (8), the chief commissioner of Delhi passed an order under Section 7 (1) (c) of the East Punjab Public Safety Act, 1949 against an English weekly from Delhi called the Organizer. If in the Romesh Thapar case the order was against the far left, in this case the order was against the far right, as the Organizer was the mouthpiece of the RSS. The commissioner had issued the order against the Organizer for printing inflammatory materials with respect to the Partition. As per the order, the editor of the Organizer had to submit for scrutiny, before publication, all communal matter and news and views about Pakistan including photographs and cartoons other than those derived from official sources or supplied by the news agencies, viz, Press Trust of India, United Press of India and United Press of America. The question arose as to whether this order of pre-censorship could be held to be constitutionally valid. This decision was delivered on the same day as the Romesh Thapar case, and the majority in this case referred to their decision in Thapar’s case and concurred with the findings in the Thapar case. The key factor in both the decisions was the fact that the phrase ‘public order’ was not included in Article 19 (2) and that the courts interpreted restrictions on freedom of speech and expression as being legitimate only if they pertained to “undermining the security of the state or overthrowing the state”. Mere criticism of the government could not be considered as speech which could be restricted for the purposes of Article 19 (2).”
And what did Chacha Nehru do? He wouldn’t take this lying down. So Nehru ji stepped in to protect the honor of the Dynasty, by introducing the First Amendment to the Indian Constitution:
“Part of the Indian press, said (Nehru), is dirty, indulges in ‘vulgarity, indecency and falsehood.’ To teach it manners, Nehru proposed an amendment to India’s constitution that would impose severe restrictions on freedom of speech and expression. He asked for power to curb the press and to punish persons and newspapers for ‘contempt of court, defamation and incitement to an offense’ Nehru told Parliament: ‘It has become a matter of the deepest distress to me to see the way in which the less responsible news sheets are being conducted . . . not injuring me or this House much, but poisoning the minds of the younger generation…. Prime Minister Nehru got his law to curb India’s press. Voting 228 to 20, Parliament amended the 1949 constitution, which guaranteed freedom of speech and expression to all citizens. Under the amendment, the government may introduce laws fining newspapers for ‘defamation or incitement to an offense.’ The courts will set the penalties.”
Ah…criticism of the Dynasty is “dirty” and “ indulges in ‘vulgarity, indecency and falsehood.”!!! Can you see the similarity with the accusations that Saggy Aunty makes against “internet Hindus” in social media?
Oh…and speaking of academic freedom, let’s read about Subramanian Swamy:
“Swamy then moved to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), teaching economics to students there, turning up at hostels to speak on politics and international issues and making a name for himself for his non-left views. He published what he called the ‘Swadeshi Plan’, arguing India didn’t need foreign aid and suggesting a market-friendly alternative to the Five-Year Plans.
With his approach, he said 10 percent growth rates were feasible, as were agricultural exports and a bigger defence budget. It was heresy. In March 1970, during the Parliament debate on the budget, then prime minister Indira Gandhi mentioned Swamy by name and dismissed him as a “Santa Claus with unrealistic ideas”.
Retribution was swift. At 5.15 pm on a December evening in 1972, Swamy was given a letter saying he had been sacked from IIT with effect from 5 pm. His wife, who taught mathematics, was also sacked. Swamy took IIT to court, eventually winning his case in 1991. He rejoined as a professor for one day and then resigned. He still has a case pending against IIT for a claim of salary arrears for the 1972-91 period, which he wants with 18 percent interest.”
Hey, notice the last part of the quote? Let’s read it again:
” Swamy took IIT to court, eventually winning his case in 1991. He rejoined as a professor for one day and then resigned. He still has a case pending against IIT for a claim of salary arrears for the 1972-91 period, which he wants with 18 percent interest.”
Now let us find out one of the ways in which the Modi government is accused of interfering with the IITs:
“ The HRD Ministry denied a media report that said Shevgaonkar resigned after he was allegedly put under pressure from the HRD Ministry to accede to two demands–to provide the IIT ground for a cricket academy Tendulkar allegedly wants to open and to pay nearly Rs 70 lakh to Swamy, a former IIT-D faculty member, as his “salary dues” between 1972 and 1981.“
Let me get this straight. The brutal dictator Indira Gandhi fired Subramanian Swamy from IIT for having a dissenting opinion on the economy. The courts agreed that he had been unfairly fired. IIT has so far been refusing to pay his salary dues despite losing in court. And Modi government is destroying academic freedom by allegedly pressurizing IIT to speed up the process of giving compensation to Swamy who has waited around 43 years so far for justice…
Just 43 years? That’s way too little, no?