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Markandey Katju
Markandey Katju

Justice Katju Calls IITians ‘Selfish’, Questions Their Patriotism

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) students, a.k.a IITians, have no “genuine love” for India, and are “utterly selfish”, opined former Justice Markandey Katju during his speech in IIT Bombay on December 18.

“You IIT students have no genuine love for the country. You are utterly selfish, with no patriotism or idealism,” he said while criticizing  that IITians want to migrate to America for better prospects and comfortable life.

“All you want is to migrate to America (and most of you manage to do that), usually by first going for an M.Tech degree there (for which you get scholarship), and then settling down there and enjoying a comfortable life– and to hell with India,” he said.

Mr. Katju reminded IITians that their education is subsidized by the Indian taxpayers money. “Your education in IIT is largely subsidized by the Indian taxpayer. But after we Indians pay for your education, you are taken away by America ( or Europe) who benefit from your technical knowledge, which was imparted by us.”

“Higher education is very expensive in the West. So at a small fraction of the cost of educating you in their own country, the Westerners take away our best brains. That is no doubt a considerable saving for them, though no doubt at our expense.

“And after settling down in America, you will become NRIs— supercilious know-alls, who will give lectures to Indians about what is good for them and what is not,” Mr. Katju added.

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