Here is the trial scene of the Student Activists of the White Rose Resistance from the movie Sophie Scholl : The Final Days
The White Rose was a non violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany led by a group of students and a professor at the University of Munich. The group conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign which called for the active opposition of the Nazi regime. Their activities started in Munich on 27th June 1942,and ended with the arrest of the core group by the secret police(gestapo) of the Nazis on 18 February 1943.
Sophie Scholl , Hans Scholl and Christopher Probst were beheaded by the Nazis on the 22nd of February 1943. They had a so- called public trail and Roland Freisler was the judge for that.
Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl and Christoper Probst reminds me of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and ordered to be hanged on 24th March 1931.
Yes I find a parallel between the The Student movement of the British India and the Nazi Germany , between the White Rose and the HSRA.
These were all small battle cries for Democracy. Don’t know about contemporary Germany but things are still not in the favor of the Student Activists if you are critical of the regime.
If Bhagat Singh would have been alive today he would have been paranoid by seeing the fate of the founder of the Bhagat Singh Ambedkar Students Association in JNU.
It’s the third time in two years that the JNU administration has come up with rustication order against Umar Khalid. Khalid on his recent statement on the punishments against him and others of his association by the RSS/BJP dictated JNU administration states that –
” ….faced with rampant joblessness; faced with the wrath of the farmers, workers and the youth; faced with the limits of their communal, casteist and divisive politics; – it is clear that the Modi government is failing miserably and their lies lay exposed. Therefore, once again they are desperately trying to rake up farcical binaries and fictitious enemies today through its propaganda machinery. There will be more such jumlas, assaults, fictitious “conspiracies”, arrests and media witch hunt in the run to the elections in 2019 . And the desperation only shows the fear and weakness of a government that has terribly failed the nation and it’s people.”
The man who said these words is supposedly anti establishment the Godi Media however happily calls him Anti National and the public happily repeats it. Intoxicated with hyper nationalism and war mongering TV shows and speeches by the leaders, Indians today can’t take criticism against the government anymore , they are mixing the nation with the Sanghis and this in my opinion is the Naziation of Indian Politics.
Thanks to the little bit of Democracy we have, the party in power can’t behead the Student Leaders but they are spreading enough hate mongering propaganda for instigating others to do it for them. The Nazis had the whole government machinery the Sanghis have their Fringe Groups and the Godi Media.
When it comes to Godi Media, we have a very interesting character aka Mr. Arnob Goswami. While watching ‘The Final Days’ ,the character playing Roland Freisler the Judge of the so-called People’s Court of Nazi Germany reminded me of Arnob Goswami. Arnob Goswami thinks of himself as a Judge, nothing less than that. I don’t know whether Fleisler was a loud mouthed asshole like Goswami or not but he was depicted like that in the movie. Both didn’t let the convicts talk. Yes Arnob treats the ones having a different opinion from his (pro establishment) as convicts in a Nazi Court where he is the Roland Freisler. Arnob Goswami is the worst a journalist can get. It is against ethics to invite an Activist to a show and then call him a terrorist and ask him to leave. If you think he is a terrorist why the fuck on earth will you call him to your studio . Okay what if he bombs you or shoots you. Aren’t you supposed to take security measures. He won’t do it he wants drama and TRP in the name of terrorism he doesn’t have the guts to speak up against the real terrorists. Arnob is a Nazi inside no doubt about that he wants to be like Freisler and pass legal judgments while barking his lungs out, real bad.
Student Activism, Communism and Criticality have always been a problem for the Nazis in Germany and Wannabe Nazis in India but as time passes we end up loving the Scholl Anne Frank and Bhagat Singh type not the Hitler type.
Long Live Students Activism!