Jose John December 26, 2015 No Comments
STUDENTS AND POLITICS The subject of students in politics has become a pertinent issue today in view of the concern expressed by the Supreme Court, about a students’ union elections recently held at a well-known university. Reportedly, there were instances of rowdy behaviour by some of the Union leaders within the campus and lavish flow of money in the election campaigns. Earlier, the court had examined yet another case where student union members had bashed up teachers and locked up their Vice Chancellor for catching students copying in the examination. It was revealed by the court that college elections were being fought not by genuine students, but by professionals who fulfilled the eligibility criteria by getting themselves enrolled in one or the other of the courses. It is, therefore, important in the above context for students to understand what “politics” is and what the true role of a “politician” is. The literal meanings of the two words are – the activities associated with controlling and managing the affairs of a group of people, and the term politician connotes a person who involves himself into politics as a job, and not as a matter of casual interest. It appears from the above meanings that politics involves organizing people and directing...
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