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HC quotes Bollywood song, asks students, faculty for peace in JNU

india Updated: Mar 03, 2016 10:57 IST
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Students shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of JNU students leader Kanhaiya Kumar.(AFP Photo)

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students and faculty members are expected to answer why the “colour of peace” was eluding the university, the Delhi high court on Wednesday said and quoted a patriotic song from Hindi film “Upkaar” in the bail order of Kanhaiya Kumar to drive home a point that all is not well at the campus.

“Rang hara Hari Singh Nalve se/ Rang laal hai Lal Bahadur se/ Rang bana basanti Bhagat Singh/ Rang aman ka veer Jawahar se/ Mere Desh ki Dharti sona ugle/ Ugle here moti mere desh ki dharti,” quoted Justice Pratibha Rani in the beginning of the bail order.

“This patriotic song from ‘Upkaar’ by lyricist Indeevar symbolises individual characteristics represented by different colours and love for motherland.

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“Spring season is a time when nature becomes green and flower blooms in all colours. This spring why the colour of peace is eluding the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) situated in the heart of Delhi needs to be answered by its students, faculty members and those managing the affairs of this national university,” the judge said.

The court’s observation came in the view of the alleged anti-national slogans raised in the varsity campus on February 9.

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