(EXCLUSIVE) Even Google thinks JNU stands for ‘anti-national’ and ‘sedition’


EXCLUSIVE- Even Google thinks JNU stands for 'anti-national' and 'sedition'

Posted by Janta Ka Reporter on Thursday, 24 March 2016

Jawaharlal Nehru University has been at the centre of a raging debate ever since the then overzealous police commissioner of Delhi BS Bassi felt in his wisdom to order a crackdown against protesting students before slapping sedition charges against some of them.

The JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested, declared anti-national and put behind bars on sedition charges. His arrest, followed by his friends Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya caused unprecedented national and global outrage against the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.

Later, Delhi police had to eat humble pie before the High Court by admitting it had no evidence to establish Kanhaiya had indulged in anti-national sloganeering prompting his release.


So, Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban all have now found reprieve from the judiciary, but there’s someone who still seems to think that the JNU stands for ‘anti-national’ and ‘sedition.’

And we are not talking about the central government here!


On Google maps, when you search for ‘anti-national’ and ‘sedition’ what you get are not error messages but Jawaharlal Nehru University with the image of front entrance of the premier institution.

So what does it mean? Does it mean that Google seems to have connived with the Modi government to conclude that the JNU indeed stood for anti-national activities?

Not really, say the experts.

The real fault lies in the key words.

Many news sites including jantakareporter.com used words ‘anti national’ and ‘jnu’ in the same article for the last few weeks. That appeared to have optimised the keyword through what’s known as inter dependency.

Moreover, people put Google Reviews quoting similar keywords that optimised them on search engine bots.

It was the same reason that had contributed to Modi’s name being thrown on top with prominence when users searched using terms such as ‘most wanted terrorists of India’ on Google search last year.


  1. Why publish this piece when you yourself are saying that it is a search engine “inter dependency” glitch? This type of reporting causes unnecessary friction and misunderstanding among readers and is best avoided. Unless you are trying to increase your readership / TRP through controversial and sensational reportage like Arnab Goswami and Zee TV…

  2. Its not the fault of Google. JNU treachery has affected one and all and has actually entered the sub-conscious mind of entire human race or its important accessories like google.

  3. I found this when I searched Google for “top criminal of the world”:

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture featured in “Top 10 Criminals”
    in the Google search engine. The image has been featured among the likes
    of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Al Capone, Joseph Kony and Al Qaeda
    leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.