Now that it’s being noticed that what Ms. Smriti Irani, the Union Minister for HRD, said in her reply in Lok Sabha in Rohith Vemula’s suicide and the JNU issue may not be factually accurate, it’s desirable for the Opposition to bring abuse of privileges bill against he minister in the parliament.
It’s necessary as dramatic appeal or theatrical appeal in a Minister’s statement to the Parliament & the people must not over take the essence of any such reply, which is the Facts.
A minister can’t simply fudge facts in the name of emotion; and lie to the Nation. The truth must come out.
That apart, merely reading posters and pamphlets from the outside world, or the messages posted by someone on Facebook and Twitter, can’t be termed as facts. Why? As to this day, many people are sharing lists of the people having Lakhs of crores of money in Swiss Banks. But no one is telling why the new Government is allowing all these people to keep such black money.
The rumor mills are running amock (means to behave uncontrollably and disruptively) for the last 2 years. As a young man or woman think twice before sharing any messages on Facebook, Twitter etc. which any intelligent person will see as mere rumors. This is important even more if you are looking for a job or are holding a responsible position. Does this mean using discretion while sharing the content which spreads religious or gender bias? Surely you should.
It’s important to understand that UNLESS it’s proved beyond doubt that the people who raised anti-India slogans or posted such posters inside and outside the JNU Campus, are the ones who have been arrested, calling such people traitors is not correct. As this will be mere rumor mongering (means to sell or peddle rumors). When you don’t know the source, such accusations are not very different from Swiss Bank Indian Account Holders lists on Facebook, Whatsapp or Twitter.