However, it prevailed finally. But it seems the university is loosing its sheen. There are reports of molestation and other obnoxious incidents which indicate that JNU is also under the grip of common Indian phenomenon i.e. patriarchal mindset.
It is widely admitted that most Indian men apparently can't digest the fact that they have been rejected, ignored or dumped by either their lover or by someone they fancy. The JNU case underlines this fact once again. But when such gory incidents take place, it also raises questions over the direction our society is going into.
Young men who commit such crimes are mostly educated, like the JNU perpetrator, but somehow their education forgets to dwell or impress upon them the notion of gender equality. Who is at fault? It is the society as a whole. Such incidents are more to do with the socialisation of our male child when he is always pampered and cared by family members.
There are hardly any instances when a girl commits such act of violence over a boy. It is the boy who is always taught to show his physical strength. We can never reap the benefits of economic growth if violation of gender equality and equal rights continues. Several institutions need to work together for a common goal with a target to achieve harmony and peace in society.
Meanwhile, let's hope this particular incident which happened in the JNU helps us to a higher stage of social advancement through reforms which can be initiated at various levels-family, institutions and governments. This incident has certainly shocked all of us. Let us develop a social mechanism to train our young people in order to make them able to cope with their personal and social life.