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Kumar recently submitted his thesis in JNU, which he had completed under the guidance of Left-leaning professor SN Malakar in the Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies (SIS)

New Delhi: Former JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar has used a notorious journal blacklisted internationally to get his article published for PhD thesis submission, shows the journal’s website. The renowned globally trusted Beall’s List had mentioned the International Research Journal of Humanities, Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJHEPS), where Kanhaiya’s article appeared, as a “predatory journal”. The Iran government followed (http://blacklist.hbi.ir/).

Predatory journals are those that accept money for publication of a research article bypassing peer review. One of Kumar’s associates Varun who responded to MyNation's queries on behalf of the student leader said they were unaware of the predatory status of the journal and would look into the matter.

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“This is also news to us that the journal has been blacklisted. We submitted our article online. May be it is not blacklisted here in India. We are not aware of it. Before submission of PhD an article had to be published and we did it so that the government does not catch us on any grounds,” Varun said.

According to guidelines for submitting a PhD thesis, a student needs to publish a research article in a peer-reviewed journal, according to the University Grants Commission (UGC) gazette notification No. F1-2/2009 (EC/PS) V(1) Vol. 11.

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Kumar recently submitted his thesis in JNU, which he had completed under the guidance of Left-leaning professor SN Malakar in the Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies (SIS). Titled ‘The Process of Decolonisation and Social Transformation in South Africa’, the article was published in June this year in IJHEPS.

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IJHEPS was listed among predatory journals in 2014 by Beall’s List, a report which was being regularly updated by Jeffrey Beall of the University of Colorado until January 2017 and is among the trusted sources on predatory journals. Predatory open-access publishing is a business model which involves charging publication fees from authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals.

IJHEPS also resorted to changing tack to escape the stigma and continue working after it was blacklisted on Beall’s List and the Iran government. It added ‘research’ to its name. It now operates as International Research Journal of Humanities, Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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But a MyNation search found that both the organisations have the same digital footprint as well as registration numbers. The old version of the journal, as listed in both Beall’s List and Iran’s blacklist, and the new avatar share the same International Standard Serial Number (ISSN 2249-2569).  

On the UGC list of approved journals, both the old blacklisted and the new entity share the same (ISSN 2249-2569) and the journal URL is the same for the two.

The owner of the journal, however, denied getting paid in lieu of publishing articles and denied charges of being predatory. “We were blacklisted as different countries have different academic norms. We are listed legitimately with UGC,” said Shashank Tiwari. On being asked why he changed the name after the journal appeared on Beall’s List, Tiwari said it was a printing error.

Moreover, the website of the concerned journal is in such a shape that one of the persons listed under ‘Contact Us’ tab had left the organisation long back and yet his contact details are up there. “I have left the organisation and I cannot comment on anything,” said Manish Yadav when contacted.  

Last Updated Sep 9, 2018, 9:06 AM IST

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New Delhi: Former President of JNU Students’ Union, Mr. Kanhaiya Kumar completed his Ph.D. successfully. He had submitted the Ph.D. thesis in July 2018.

According to the report published in TOI , in 2011, Mr. Kanhaiya had enrolled in integrated MPhil/P.hD. degree of JNU’s Center for African Studies in School of International Studies.

It may be mentioned that his thesis was on ‘The Process of De-colonisation and Social Transformation in South Africa, 1994-2015’.

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The submission of the thesis was delayed due to probe against the event which was organized on the third anniversary of the hanging of Afzal Guru, Parliament attack convict.

He submitted the thesis after approaching Delhi High Court. After court orders, another scholar, Umar Khalid was allowed to submit the thesis.

After securing a doctorate degree, Mr. Kahaiya said that he wants to pursue an academic career. He further said that he would look for Asst. Professor Post.

Talking about politics, he said that it is not his career rather responsibility towards society.

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Kanhaiya Kumar: Why I am an ‘accidental politician’ – and why I’m contesting the Lok Sabha election

The former president of jawaharlal nehru university students’ union is the communist party of india’s candidate from begusarai parliamentary seat in bihar..

Kanhaiya Kumar: Why I am an ‘accidental politician’ – and why I’m contesting the Lok Sabha election

Kanhaiya Kumar shot into national limelight in February 2016 when, as president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union, he was arrested and charged with sedition .

A video purporting to show the student leader shouting slogans demanding “azadi” turned out to be doctored . Almost three years later, a chargesheet was finally filed against him in January, but there were gaping holes in the police account of events.

In the meanwhile, Kumar has completed his PhD and is now contesting the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat in Bihar as a candidate for the Communist Party of India. In this article, he explains his decision to contest.

Events unfolded in ways that I didn’t realise when I became an “accidental politician”. I have always been political, but just a few years ago my friends and I would have laughed at any suggestion of contesting the Lok Sabha election.

I am an academic by training. But we live in a society where we see violence around us, be it literal, mental or systemic. So more than anything else, I am an activist.

And now, after five years of the current regime at the Centre, I am in politics. And yet, I am not a “politician”.

I see it as my social responsibility to be part of an alternative politics.

A politics that stands up and fights against hate and oppression.

A politics that dreams of an India that rises beyond what divides us, and celebrates what unites us.

A politics that dreams of a society that truly values individual rights, inclusive development and progressive thinking.

A politics that dreams of a democracy strong enough, not just to undo the damage of the past five years, but to grab the opportunities of the coming 20.

That is why we fight. And this, is my story.

The story of who I am is not special. I was like most people around me. In school, I gave polio drops. In college, I worked at a coaching class. In Delhi, as I studied for Union Public Service Commission exams, I took up a job. My brother worked as a guard in Assam, and sent me money for UPSC coaching classes.

The government’s addition of Civil Services Aptitude Test to UPSC however, destroyed my chances of ever being in the civil services. This aptitude test made the possibility of Hindi-medium and, especially, students of humanities entering the services almost negligible.

Moreover, I could not afford the CSAT classes. But I do not look at it with any regrets. It is while studying for UPSC that I had my academic and political awakening.

So far, so normal.

It is when I came to the Jawaharlal Nehru University that I realised I could contribute, through my research, to the betterment of my people. But for me the JNU was never just an institution. It was a space with a life of its own that let you learn freely – not just from texts but from lived experiences and from social movements.

Activism was always a priority. Even when I contested for the post of the University Students’ Union President, I never thought that students would support me in such large numbers. This is where my life changed track completely.

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Throughout my political journey, I have always questioned and criticised the people who abuse their positions of power. However, the current regime was different. Police intimidation and lathi-charges used to happen earlier also. But co-ordinated campaigns of slander, fake-news, absolute hatred, and absolutist labels like “anti-national” were very new indeed.

There is an old adage, usually attributed to Pericles, the Greek statesperson, which goes: “Just because you do not take an interest in politics, does not mean politics does not take an interest in you.” Well, I took interest in politics, and politics certainly took interest in me.

When we were attacked by the state, we had two options – to fight or to surrender. But in my opinion, we only had one.

So we fought, and that fight has brought me where I am today.

I am not here to show you what will be the alternative of this or that party. I am here to show you what should be the alternative politics of this country.

This alternative politics is not just a fight against oppression, but a fight for freedom and equality.

It is not just against the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swaywamsevak Sangh’s Hindutva chauvinism, but for Ambedkar’s social inclusiveness.

It is not just against a mobocracy, but for a truly participatory democracy.

It is not my fight. It is ours.

A new framework

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The first step to bring about any change is to take politics out of the pockets of the rich, and put it back into the hands of the average taxpayer.

It is she and he who fund the government, but her and his issues are completely missing from our debates.

Why? Because this is not a government for the taxpayer. It is a political machine for the rich. It is such systems that must be brought down. The government must be returned to the people.

Our second step should be to establish an issue-based alternative politics.

We must speak of the state of public education, public healthcare and public infrastructure.

We must speak for the marginalised – not only for minorities but also for trans-genders and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

We must speak against the patriarchy, and for the right to consent.

We must speak of the new challenges our country is facing today – from environmental sustainability to the digital revolution and the right to privacy.

Most crucially, we must organise, exert pressure and vote based on this alternative politics.

Finally, it is through this alternative politics, that we must shape our democracy from a procedural democracy to a participatory democracy.

This alternative politics will help us build a new framework for welfare-ism. One that is not just accountable and transparent, but most importantly, one that is inclusive.

It should listen to the marginalised and speak truth to power.

It must stand for true participation, for the right of every citizen in this nation to speak, to organise and to contest elections.

Only with this framework can we build a democracy that stands the test of time, a democracy that helps the India of the future realise the dreams that remain unfulfilled from the past.

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The trio, who became face of 2016 JNU protests, rule out joining active politics, claim they will stick to academics and research.

New Delhi: Student activists Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid Shora and Umar Khalid — who became the face of the 2016 protests at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University that made national headlines — apparently have no plans to join active politics and will stick to academics and research.

In the aftermath of the 2016 protest — which erupted on the anniversary of the 2013 execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru — questions were raised about their studies and research. The three student leaders were even accused of wasting public money and pursuing their research in JNU for many years.

Although the protest has largely faded from public memory, the three make headlines once in a while, leading to speculation that they might soon make the switch to politics.

All three, however, are serious about academics and will continue to pursue a career path they chose before they made headlines, ThePrint has learnt.

Kanhaiya is looking for teaching job

Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, who along with Khalid was jailed on sedition charge for participating in the 2016 protest, has gone back to his hometown Begusarai in Bihar where he wants to take up a teaching job.

Earlier in September, there was  speculation about  Kumar contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha election from his home state.

Kumar has done his PhD in social transformation in South Africa in the post-apartheid period. “All talk about Kanhaiya joining politics is just a rumour. He is currently busy in activism and plans to teach at a college in his hometown,” Kumar’s friend Dhananjay told ThePrint.

“He is looking for opportunities to teach and wants to remain in academia,” Dhananjay added.

A sociology student, Kumar was enrolled in the Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies in JNU.

Kumar’s PhD thesis, ‘The Process of De-colonisation and Social Transformation in South Africa, focuses on post-apartheid economic liberalisation in South Africa.

Talking about his thesis and its relevance, Kumar’s PhD guide Prof. S.N. Malakar said, “Kanhaiya was a sociology student and social stratification was his area of studies.”

“After completing his MA in sociology, he wanted to do research on the social demographics in South Africa…In his thesis, he has studied all policies made in South Africa from 1990 to 2018 and their impact,” Malakar explained.

“His PhD thesis is important to understand the context of globalisation which happened post 1990 all over the world. In the context of his thesis, we can analyse the impact it will have on South Africa and India and the relations between these two countries,” he added.

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Shehla to focus on tech and policy

Shehla Rashid emerged as a prominent student leader for more than one reason – she was the first Kashmiri woman to occupy the JNUSU vice-president’s post, she was a good orator and was the face of protests against the arrest of Khalid and Kumar. Her speeches were taken seriously by supporters of free speech in and outside the campus.

An NIT Srinagar graduate, Rashid was always interested in technology and policy, which is also the area of her PhD thesis. Once complete, Shehla plans to use her thesis for policy-making.

She is currently working on the synopsis of her thesis, ‘How algorithm based decision-making affects fundamental rights”, that is likely to focus on topics such as Aadhaar and cyber policing.

“I will look at three examples from India for my case study, one of which could be Aadhaar. It is an example of how algorithm can affect policy decisions,” Rashid told ThePrint.

“In the United States, the research on this subject is at a very advanced stage. But in India it is a new thing,” she explained.

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Umar to continue focusing on tribal studies

Khalid did his PhD on the tribals in Jharkhand. Through his PhD thesis, ‘Contesting claims and contingencies of rule: Singhbhum, 1800-2000’, Khalid has tried to study the tribal history in southeast Jharkhand comprising East and West Singhbhum districts to explore how the Naxal movement thrived in this belt.

According to Umar, he got interested in the subject after he joined JNU. “When I joined JNU, there was a lot of discussion happening on the Maoist movement,” he told ThePrint.

“People like Arundhati Roy, Gautam Navlakha and others were writing on it, so I got interested in knowing the history of the movement,” he said.

“What I discovered during my research is that the rebellion goes back to the colonial period…the pattern of pitting locals against locals has remained consistent as a state policy,” he said.

He said there is a misconception that tribals are a community which is in tune with nature and that the arrival of the state is differentiating their livelihood.

“However, that is not true. Otherwise how would you explain something like Salwa Judum (a movement led by local tribal youth to counter Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh)?” Khalid asked.

“There is a conflict and hierarchy within the tribals is what I found during my research,” he explained.

Umar claims his PhD thesis is relevant in current times. “Because of the current political dispensation, not many students are coming forward to research on tribal movement and the Maoist movement although the number of students of Dalit history has gone up, which is a good thing,” he said.

Apart from tribal studies, he also plans to work in the social sector in future. “I will continue to work in the field of tribal studies and do my activism but I have no plans to enter active politics,” he said.

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Time has come to write obituary note for the future of this country. There is no value for merit and JNU like institutions aka dens preach separatism. What do these three characters going to teach when they are a burden to this society and live or lived on the dole paid by the tax paying citizen. We actually don’t need these useless PhDs and the dens that offer. Time to shut them down

These students are the future of India. They have had the courage to stand up to the corrupt and fake nationalists of today, suffered the criminalisation of politics and are the hope of a democratic India.

Their studies show the depth of their knowledge and engagement with Indian economy and sociology today that not of the fake nationalists come close to understanding.

Salute their courage and commitment to India.

This kanhaiya idiot once told in TV that today’s youth is more equipted(it should be equipped).will he teach like this? What happened to this idiot’s PhD?

What the hell they were doing while giving the slogans against India? Why they are now inclined towards the social causes and the overall scenario of India? What these people think about their daily lives? Are they really being more attentive towards their career or just for the entertainment? Why these bloody people want to be famous in this or the other way through the headlines? They are not only the ones to take on the research work in this JNU or any other universities. I want to kick and throw these people out of the country.

What the hell they were doing while giving the slogans against India? Why they are now inclined towards the social causes and the overall scenario of India? What these people think about their daily lives? Are they really being more attentive towards their career or just for the entertainment? Why these bloody people want to be famous in this or the other way through the headlines? They are not only the ones to take on the research work in this JNU or any other universities. I want to kick and throw these people out

Best wishes to all of them for all their future endeavours.

Their thoughts, ideology n speach not against the national interest they can be allowed or put them in the jail prominently .

Goes on to show how a fascist government does to effort to besmirch people who question there dubious policies. To date people raising slogans have not been caught, for the simple reason because they were planted there by government and later made them run away and the blame was put on the jnu elected students.

Fake nationalists worried the students may expose them.

Nation is more important than these ….

At the very outset its absolutely a wrong notion that the protest in JNU complex in 2016 spear headed by these ‘3 idiots’ with their infamous slogan “Afzal hum sharminda hai tere kaatil zinda hai” & “Bharat tere tukrey karkey rahengey” has been erased from the people’s memory. The doctrine of ultra left & ultra Islamist with which their mindset has been poisoned against the nation, I frankly feel that whatever career they follow for their future I’m very sure that they will follow their careers in the interest of the nation. Because these are ‘Viruses’ which should be uprooted before they spread their demented ideology of anti-nation.

Don’t you think its relevant that the court should decide if they even are rotten apples or tomotoes.

The police have yet to file a chargesheet in the case which they have not done. Let’s have an open mind rather than coming to conclusion…

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Why is Kanhaiya Kumar's candidature from Delhi instead of Bihar's Begusarai?

In 2019, he stood for elections from his home district as a left candidate but lost. this time around, he stands from an ally party but from the capital.

Contrary to expectations and barely five years after making his electoral debut from Bihar’s Begusarai Lok Sabha seat — referred to as the Leningrad of Bihar for being a traditional Communist stronghold — Kanahiya Kumar, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as CPI candidate, has shifted his base to North East Delhi seat as a Congress candidate.

**EDS: FILE PHOTO** New Delhi: In this Friday, April 5, 2024 file photo Congress party leader Kanhaiya Kumar reacts during an interview in New Delhi. The Congress has fielded youth leader Kanhaiya Kumar from the North East Delhi seat. (PTI Photo/Gurinder Osan) (PTI04_15_2024_000193B)(PTI)

The former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president joined Congress in 2021 and is currently in charge of the National Students Union of India, the student wing of Congress.

Born in Bihat village in Begusarai, he graduated in geography from the College of Commerce in Patna. He topped the entrance examination of JNU and pursued his PhD in African Studies. While at university, Kumar was a member of the All India Students’ Federation, the student wing of the Communist Party of India.

2016 was a red-letter year for Kumar. In February, he, along with students such as Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, was charged with sedition for allegedly participating in and shouting slogans deemed anti-national at a cultural event meant to question the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Videos that showed Kumar shouting slogans were shown on national television and later proved to be doctored. A Delhi government probe and a JNU high-level enquiry were instituted. One cleared him, the other penalized him. He was sent to jail, and released on bail. In October of that year, Kumar lost his father, Jai Shankar Singh, a daily wage labourer and farmer. His memoir, From Bihar To Tihar was published the same month.

He received his doctorate from JNU in 2019.

That year, Kumar stood for elections as a CPI candidate from Begusarai. In the 2019 general elections, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh won the Begusarai seat for the first time with a margin of 422,217 votes. He polled 692,193 votes with a vote share of 56.44%. He defeated Kumar who got 269,976 votes (22.01%). RJD's Tanweer Hassan stood third with 198,233 votes (16.16%).

This time around, when the Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance in Bihar started seat-sharing talks, the question on everyone’s mind was whether Kumar would once again cross swords with Giriraj Singh.

The suspense ended last month itself when the seat went to CPI in the seat-sharing arrangement, and for a brief while, there was talk that Kumar might fight from Maharajganj. But Kumar has moved to the National Capital.

Reasons for the shift

Ever since the Congress announced Kumar’s candidature from the North East Delhi seat, the ruling alliance started attacking the Congress for bankruptcy, while the Janata Dal (United) — once again, back with the BJP-National Democratic Alliance after a few years with the Mahagathbandhan— blamed it on former ally Rashtriya Janata Dal.

Kumar allegedly wanted to contest elections from Begusarai itself, but the Congress did not get the seat in the alliance, giving rise to rumours that the RJD does not like Kumar.

“Lalu Prasad has a clear understanding that no one will stand against his son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav in politics. Congress leadership has decided to field Kanhaiya Kumar in Delhi. Without Lalu Prasad's permission, the Congress cannot even smile in Bihar,” said JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar.

Retired professor Nawal Kishore Chowdhary, a social analyst concurred. “Lalu was up against him in Bihar. He did not want any leader to stand parallel to his son. In the past also, they (Kanahiya and Tejashwi) have not shared a dais,” said Chowdhary.

BJP Begusarai candidate Giriraj Singh took a dig at the Congress’s decision. “Congress is a tired party. It is not able to find a candidate...so Kanhaiya Kumar has been given the ticket from Delhi,” said Singh.

The Congress leaders of Bihar however have defended the decision.

“Kanhaiya Kumar is a brand and a very analytical person. He talks with facts. He is a popular face in politics. Delhi is important for us and he has done his initial politics from JNU. He would be more effective there,” Anand Madhab, Congress spokesperson, said.

Congress has a long-term strategy behind giving him a ticket from the North East Delhi seat.

It has fielded Kumar against BJP's Manoj Tiwari in a seat dominated by Purvanchalis, i.e., people belonging from east UP and Bihar.

The strategy

Congress leaders familiar with the matter said that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wanted Kumar to contest the elections from Delhi, and the option of a North East Delhi seat was given to Kumar. If he succeeds then Congress will get a big Purvanchali face in Delhi. While setting the election tone, Kumar will bring the conversation around to the performance of the Modi government and thus, strengthen the Congress campaign.

The North East Delhi seat has a majority population of Purvanchali who live in illegal colonies and are mostly migrants.

Kumar was very active during Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra and played a crucial role in getting the support of youth. In contrast, Manoj Tiwary of the BJP is the lone MP retained in Delhi. Tiwary, also a Purvanchali, is a two-time MP.

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Kanhaiya Kumar files nomination from Begusarai: From JNU student to mainstream politics

Kanhaiya kumar became a symbol of jnu students' freedom of speech movement after he was arrested over an event he organised to mark the hanging of 2001 indian parliament attack convict afzal guru. kanhaiya kumar was accused of chanting anti-india slogans at the event, which was organised on the jnu campus in 2016..

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A day after his release from jail, he gave a speech to a packed auditorium in the JNU campus and said that he demands freedom not from India but within India. He also appealed to his fellow students to get the country rid of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

"I am a student and not a politician. The citizens of this country have not voted for me, it is the students of JNU who have voted for me. I am a student leader of this university and will always fight for students' rights," he said when asked about his political plans.

This led to a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha or BJYM, announcing Rs 5 lakh prize money for cutting off the tongue of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. Hours later, he was expelled from the party for six years.

The Delhi Police sought information from JNU authorities about Kanhaiya's movements outside the campus and nature of his visits so that he can be provided foolproof security.

A few days later, Kanhaiya Kumar, on International Women's Day, found himself in a spot over his "some Indian Army personnel rape women in Jammu and Kashmir". In a video, Kanhaiya was heard saying that "while we have a lot of respect for the Indian Army soldiers, we will talk about the fact that some soldiers rape women in Kashmir".'

Following the JNU sedition row, Kanhaiya Kumar also received death threats. A Meerut-based Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena (UPNS) leader, Amit Jani, threatened to kill Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid. He also claimed that 10 people from his party are waiting for the right time.

Despite facing death threats for over last two years, Kanhaiya Kumar, today (April 9), filed his candidature from Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency. Hundreds of people, mostly youths, joined the CPI candidate during a two-kilometer march on foot, cycle and two-wheelers waving red flags in the town. Also Read | Lok Sabha 2019: Why is Begusarai called Leningrad of Bihar? Also Read | Hurt no more? Union Minister Giriraj Singh files nomination from Begusarai, forgets Nawada for now Also Read | PM Modi spends crores on facials, ignores the faceless: Kanhaiya Kumar Published By: Chanchal Chauhan Published On: Apr 9, 2019 --- ENDS ---

Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition and ‘freedom’ in India

Indian student leader was arrested in New Delhi for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Kanhaiya Kumar addresses students inside the university campus after being released on bail from a Delhi prison in New Delhi

Indian student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who was jailed by authorities on sedition charges, isn’t backing down from his criticism of the government following his release on bail from jail.

Police in New Delhi arrested Kumar, a PhD student at Jawaharlal Nehru University, for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans – a charge he has denied.

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His speech on March 3 went viral and #Kanhaiyakumar was on Twitter’s top 10 global trending list.

Kumar has attacked the administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what he calls its dictatorial tendencies. Al Jazeera spoke to the 28-year-old student about his arrest.

Al Jazeera: There is an outpouring of support for you. How do you feel after coming out of jail?

Kumar:  Through your channel I want to thank people around the world who have stood in support of JNU, democracy and justice. A fight has been waged against those who have attacked democracy. I feel, it’s the beginning of that fight and it’s going to be long.

Can you tell us about the incident in court in Delhi when lawyers attacked you?

It was a worrying moment for me, but I was not scared. What’s happening in my country is that on the one hand people are talking about justice, constitution and patriotism and on other hand one accused [Kanhaiya] was attacked inside a court complex. It was an attack on democracy. Those who did were in lawyers’ dress, whose profession is to serve justice. They are now talking about mob justice instead of law of the land.

READ MORE: Loud and clear, Indian students send message of freedom

What’s your take on the sedition law under which you were arrested?

Words can be wrong and right, but they cannot come under sedition law. Unless the words are put into practice, sedition should not be slapped on anybody.

This government has resorted to dictatorial and fascist ways. Those who speak against them and their ideology are being branded as anti-nationals. Laws like sedition are not needed in a liberal democratic state. It is being misused. It is being used as a political tool by this government.

It’s the same law drafted by the colonial power. No changes have ever been made. It’s being used on the same pattern as the British used it.

The current controversy has its genesis in an event organised by students at JNU on the issue of Indian-administered Kashmir. Do you think there is freedom to talk about the Kashmir issue in India?

In India, Kashmiri people can speak – freedom of speech is guaranteed by the constitution. The way they [government officials] are trying to control freedom of speech, it shows their dictatorial tendency. It’s not a matter of Kashmir or Pakistan, this government does not tolerate persons, institutions and groups that have differing views.

They have this tag of anti-national that they impose. If somebody talks about Kashmir, border disputes, capital punishment, if somebody talks about it under the limits of the constitution then it’s not wrong. There was a public outcry after a section of the media focused on the slogan “Bharat tere tukde honge” [India you will be broken into pieces]. But was that slogan shouted or not? I don’t know. It’s still under investigation.

Is the controversy about freedom of speech – or a student backlash against the government’s education policy?

The government is attacking educational institutions. It’s a continuous attack against India’s intelligentsia, which talks about protection of constitution, human rights and freedom. Voice of dissent arises from there. These voices of dissent become basis for agitation against anti-people policies being pushed by this government.

To limit freedom of expression and trample voices that are against the government’s wishes, and crush any chances of agitations building up against the government – attack on JNU is part of this strategy because JNU stands up against anti-people policies.

READ MORE: New Delhi protest: Thousands call for student’s freedom 

Why do you think the government and far-right groups such as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are attacking JNU?

RSS is an organisation with a terrible ideology. It does not understand India; it has always tried to destroy India’s social fabric. It has nothing to do with India’s sanskriti [culture]. It runs its politics on the basis of rumours and divisive agendas. For them attacking institutions like JNU is necessary as these institutions stand for human rights.

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Multicultural tradition and thought is against RSS ideology. RSS believes in dictatorial ideology. Its guidelines have been inspired from Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler  and their hardcore nationalist views. That’s why they are not able to digest JNU, and thus continuously attack. This government is guided by RSS diktat more than parliament and constitution.

Do you think space for freedom of expression has narrowed in India?

The scope of freedom of expression has not shrunk but it is under continuous attack from the government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not spoken on this issue. Do you think he should have intervened?

It’s ironic that Modi used to tell us about the last Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, that he was silent as if he did not have tongue. But reality is that the previous prime minister at least used to speak on important issues of the country. He used to take a stand when it was required. I don’t know what’s Modi’s majboori [helplessness] that after becoming prime minister – be it the issue of education, people rights, health, attack on constitution – he has remained silent. Modi has turned out to be the real silent prime minister.

How do you define Azadi [freedom] – a term that landed you in trouble?

When we talk about Azadi it is not just about one state against another. Its ambit is big and meaning is very big. Azadi is also about getting rid of issues facing the country. By relating meaning of Azadi with unity and sovereignty of the country there was an attempt to misinterpret it. Now the truth is coming out.

Two other students from JNU are still in jail. What is being done to address their cases?

We have a students union and we will take a call as per its constitution. Student council will decide what course of action needs to be taken. There is consensus among students that we will continue agitation for the release of jailed students who are facing sedition cases, and reinstatement of those students who have been suspended.

Even teachers, common students and employees are supporting us, only ABVP [the ruling BJP’s student wing] is not part of this.

Your speech went viral. Why do you think people liked it so much?

Whatever happened to me, I put before people the truth and my pain. I am very glad and thankful that people liked my speech.

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CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine

(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)

Dr. Kanhaiya Kumar

phd thesis of kanhaiya kumar

Senior Scientist

Fermentation and Microbial Biotechnology

CSIR – Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine,Canal Road, Jammu – 180001 Email: k[dot]kumar222[at]iiim[dot]res[dot]in

Position Held

Area of expertise, project involved / ongoing projects, publications and patents, awards / honours.

Kanhaiya Kumar is presently working as a Senior Scientist in the Fermentation and Microbial Biotechnology division of Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu. He received his Ph.D degree in 2014 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. Previously, Dr. Kumar has contributed in research as a Senior Researcher at Advanced Biomass R & D Center (ABC), KAIST, South Korea and as a Post-doc at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.

In the early part of his research career, his core research area was bioenergy (Biohydrogen, Biodiesel etc.) production, secondary metabolites extraction and carbon dioxide sequestration using microalgae. Later while working as a Post-doc at NTNU, Norway, his research domain expanded for the deep-phenotype study of various microorganisms especially for antibiotics production from  Streptomyces  sp. using tools and techniques of Metabolomics and Fermentation Technology. He is currently involved in identification, extraction and mass production of novel bioactive biomolecules. He also has several years of teaching experience in the Biochemical engineering and the allied subjects to the National and the International students during his stay at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut and NTNU, Norway. Dr. Kumar has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals of International repute and around 30 conference presentations at National and International platforms.

  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Bioreactor/Photobioreactors design and operation
  • Modelling of the bioprocess
  • Physiology of microorganisms (Bacteria, Microalgae, Cyanobacteria, Streptomyces, Yeast)
  • Antibiotics production
  • Primary metabolites profiling: Absolute quantification of (deoxy) Nucleosides/Sugar – phosphates, Amino acids, Organic acids, NADs, CoAs using chromatographic methods combined with isotope dilution and tandem mass spectrometry
  • CO 2 sequestration through biological routes
  • Bioenergy (hydrogen, biodiesel, bioethanol) production

Bioprospecting microbial species from unexplored ecological niches for novel molecules and enzymes. Major lab project of the Institute (MLP)-Ongoing. Funding Agency-CSIR

Publications

Awards and honours.

  • Guest Editor of a special issue in the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.
  • Reviewer of several Journals of International repute.
  • Federation of European Microbiological Societies Congress Attendance Grantee 2019.
  • Certificate for outstanding contribution in reviewing by Algal Research in 2016.
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India in 2012.
  • Foreign Travel Grant (2012) awarded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India.
  • Foreign Travel Grant (2012) awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.
  • One article featured in the Sciencedirect top 25 lists of most downloaded articles for Bioresource Technology Journal – April to June 2011
  • Research Fellowship from the project entitled BioCO 2 sequestration sponsored by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 2009.
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) qualified in 2010 in Biotechnology with All India Rank of 759.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) qualified in 2009 in Life Sciences with All India rank of 907.

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Sedition row: Umar Khalid says JNU refused to accept PhD thesis

Umar khalid, along with kanhaiya kumar and others, had recently been fined by the administration’s appeals committee, set up to review punishments given earlier in the case..

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The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration Monday allegedly refused to accept the PhD submission of Umar Khalid and another student, over punishment given to them in connection with the February 9, 2016 event on campus where alleged anti-India slogans were raised. Monday was the last day for MPhil and PhD submissions.

Khalid, along with Kanhaiya Kumar and others, had recently been fined by the administration’s Appeals Committee, set up to review punishments given earlier in the case. Khalid was also rusticated for the next semester, despite this being his last semester.

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The Delhi High Court had set aside JNU’s order on Kumar and stated that it “suffers from the vice of illegality, irrationality and procedural impropriety”, as a result of which Kumar was allowed to submit his thesis on Monday. Justice Siddharth Mridul, who is hearing the matter, had told JNU not to take any coercive action against Khalid till the next date of hearing — August 16.

“We didn’t pay the fine. We have already challenged the order, but we moved court again today saying JNU is not complying with the no-coercion order. They were again told to comply. But when I came back to JNU, the proctor refused to accept my submission, arguing that it was not coercion. This is another level of vendetta. I will definitely not pay the fine… I will contest this further,” claimed Khalid, whose PhD on the Adivasis of Jharkhand has been signed by all authorities except the Chief Proctor and Finance Officer.

JNU Chief Proctor Kaushal Kumar Sharma did not respond to calls and texts.

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Kumar said he, too, was harassed by the administration for three days with regard to his PhD submission before the HC intervened. “The judge had clearly said no coercive action had to be taken but Umar’s submission was stopped,” he said.

Along with Khalid, Aswathi Nair, who has done her PhD on Political Economy of the Transformation of Zimbabwe from 1980-2013, was also not allowed to submit her thesis. She had been slapped with a fine of Rs 20,000. “The Chief Proctor has completely failed to pay heed to any directive from the court. Despite bringing to his notice several times that this was in violation of what the court has said, he did not relent,” she said.

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