The issues plaguing India today are.
3. Oppression of women
4. Dismal healthcare system
5. Dismal education system
6. Inept and corrupt political system
There are other equally important issues, however, let us consider the above problems and how they contribute to a vicious cycle of oppression, poverty and societal failure.
This is our legacy, and the vicious cycle is perpetuated by the anti-poor, and pro rich economic policies like tax incentives, lower interest rates to corporate sector and waiving of corporate debt on one hand and reducing amount for education, primary healthcare on the other.
The total bail out cost for this current year stands at 87 Billion Dollars, a whooping 4.4% of GDP of India, where as the budgetary allocation for healthcare stands at 0.25% of GDP.
The tax forgone from corporate houses this year stands at 62000 crore rupees, when the total allocation for education is not even half of that.
These are the economic policies that are truly anti national and anti-dalit, anti-poor.
They want to open up public education, healthcare and agriculture to WTO regulations and want to consider these as salable services.
What this means is, education will no longer be affordable for economically poorer sections of the society, the nightmare in this hellish situation is this, 90% of the economically oppressed and marginalised people belong to SC/ST communities.
Out of pocket spending by the poor on healthcare (more than 80% of healthcare is already privitised in India), is the leading cause of poverty and perpetuation of the poverty as per national statistics.
Now, about the social evils like oppression of women, dalits, and imposition of one idea of nation, culture, history, religion.
This effort by the right wing fundamentalists has been in place from even before the political independence of India.
The RSS has been re writing the history to project all muslim rulers are oppressive and have made great inroads in villages, educational institutes across the country. RSS (Hindu mahasabha) sided with the British during the freedom struggle, since it is shameful now, they are rewriting the history.
They killed Gandhi because Gandhi was fighting these very same people for dalits and oppressed castes.
The ugly untouchability is still very much in practice all over the country.
But the Brahmanical imperialists want caste system to continue because they don’t want dalits to get education, economic freedom, sexual freedom, they want uneducated slaves to work for them and make them rich.
So to achieve this, they have to make sure every voice of reason, every voice of the oppressed is shut down.
They can achieve this only when the universities that always have stood for the rights of the oppressed, marginalised and downtrodden, and have fought against the state oppression, to be defamed, vilified and finally shut down.
The effort against the universities has been a long one, and now since they are in power, they are taking the next step, actually try and shut them down.
This is the real issue behind what happened in JNU, HCU, FTII, IIT Madras, Lucknow Univerisity, Jadhavpur University, BHU, Ambedkar University.
We can not de-link what has been going on at other universities from JNU.
You may have other opinions, but after very careful study of events, the modus operandi of RSS over the years, it is very evident to me that I am not mistaken.
The RSS and BJP really want to end education of poor people and dalits, they truly want to make sure no voices of dissent are heard.