In the times when propaganda is being spread regarding the Three Farm Laws passed by the Indian government, a time when #IndiaAgainstPropaganda campaign is trending all over social media, students of law of reputed universities like NALSAR have come up to sign petitions in solidarity with the protesting farmers and also stand in solidarity with the farmers demanding ‘Repeal of Farm Laws’, forwarding a propaganda of ‘Police Brutality’ or ‘Atrocities by the Police’ and release of mischievous elements promoting rifts and riots.

Petition started by students of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
Petition started by students of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

Students of Law are supposed to be well aware of the situations in the country and also the law being proposed. It is well-established that every demand of the protesting farmers was discussed through 11 meetings with the Central Government and every proposal was rejected. The so-called farmers, lead by separatists like Rakesh Tikait from BKU (Arajnaitik), held a shameful show of violence on the 72nd Republic Day on 26th January 2021. 300+ police personnel were deeply injured on that day whereas not even a single rioter died due to police actions. Instead of promoting a healthy legal discourse that should be taken to plug the loopholes in the laws, if any, the students of the university have decided to take petition signatures from all NLUs, including GNLU Gandhinagar students who also saw the link being shared in the groups, which has no rationale and vests a potential to create negative image of the country which would be based on baseless and logic-less allegations and demands. Not understanding and caring about the graveness of the situation, without understanding the legalities and technicalities of the situation, falling for the paid propaganda by fake protestors (as already exposed by Greta Thunberg :P), the students, whose minds could be used to help the country get out of this unnecessarily hyped crisis, have irresponsibly taken up to this harmful recourse which should be stopped.

An email to the Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Mr. Faizan Mustafa, was sent for asking about his stand about this campaign by his students and the conversation is attached below:

E-mail sent to VC on NALSAR, asking for clarification of his stand on this Petition.
E-mail sent to VC on NALSAR, asking for clarification of his stand on this Petition
The VC replied by saying that they weren’t permitted but refrained from clarifying his stand
An action was requested and clarification was demanded in reply

In testing times like these, hatred of all kinds shall be done away with, and everyone should stand for the respect of the country. Any legal discourse required should be taken in a healthy way. Law Students of reputed law universities like NALSAR and GNLU, maybe others also, should be aware of the consequences of their actions and behave responsibly, and encourage healthy legal discussions.

Share this article as much as possible so that it reaches the concerned students of NALSAR and tag @vc_nalsar on Twitter to ask for clarification. The petition link has been attached below as a proof of my arguments.

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