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Who is Nivedita Menon, the real-life Radhika Menon of The Kashmir Files?

Pallavi Joshi played the role of a JNU professor named Radhika Menon in “The Kashmir files”, a film on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits. The character is based on professor Nivedita Menon, who teaches Political Science at JNU. If you have seen ” The Kashmir files” then you will be curious about many characters. Since the film is based on true incidents, its characters are also inspired by real life. Pallavi Joshi plays the role of professor Radhika Menon at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU).

Who is Nivedita Menon, the real-life Radhika Menon of The Kashmir Files?

In The Kashmir files, her character is seen inciting JNU students to “Azadi of Kashmir”. Menon leaves no stone unturned in brainwashing the film’s lead character ‘Krishna Pandit’. She gets him connected with terrorist Bitta karate, which is based on JKLF Chief Farooq Ahmed Dar. In 2016, there were a lot of controversies over Nivedita’s speech to JNU students. That speech is featured prominently in the film.

In the introduction of the professor, Nivedita Menon, on the website of JNU, is written that she holds a specialization in Political theory, Feminist theory, and Indian politics. Nivedita, who teaches at the University’s Center for comparative politics and political theory has her own identity in the education sector. She taught at “Lady Shri Ram College” for 15 years before joining JNU. Professor Nivedita’s views have been controversial. She has been repeatedly accused of having Anti-India and Anti-Hindu views.

In March 2016, there were a lot of revolts going on inside JNU. During this, Nivedita Menon gave a speech on nationalist principles and the inclusion of Kashmir in the Indian union. In her speech, Nivedita had said that India has illegally occupied Kashmir. As an ABVP leader, the police complaint about Nivedita’s speech As the matter escalated, Nivedita clarified that she had not raised any anti-national slogans.

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