[13 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 139 views]
#OccupyUGC: AISA National Call for “Delhi Chalo” 8-9 December 2015

#OccupyUGC: AISA National Call for “Delhi Chalo” 8-9 December 2015. Hundreds of Students from different Universities will march in Delhi to defend UGC NON NET fellowship, Against Fund Cut and Total surrender of India’s Higher Education by Modi Government to WTO

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[22 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 1,147 views]
Students Occupy UGC in Protest Against Modi Governments decision to Scrap Non-NET Fellowship

Hundreds of Students from JNU, DU and Jamia occupy the premises of UGC demanding immediate revocation of the decision to discontinue the UGC Non NET Fellowship. The UGC Non-NET fellowship which was started in 2008 to encourage research in the universities has proved to be a life line for researchers who do not have access to other scholarships. It has encouraged students from different backgrounds to continue their research and what is required is to increase the amount from the paltry sum of 5000 for M.Phil students and 8000 for …

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[20 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 965 views]
Modi Government WITHDRAWS UGC Non-NET Fellowships!

In a meeting held this month, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to completely withdraw the UGC non-NET Rs 5000/8000 fellowships. The minutes of a UGC meeting held on 7 October clearly says: “Considered and resolved to discontinue the scheme [non-NET fellowship scheme]. However, the students who are already getting the non-NET fellowship will continue to do so as per existing guidelines” (section 4.01 of the minutes).
This blatant withdrawal of an essential sustenance-level financial assistance, which enables research scholars across the country to pursue higher education, must be stiffly …

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[27 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 101 views]
3 मार्च दिल्‍ली चलो! संसद मार्च में शामिल हों !

हरेक कैंपस में नियमित छात्रसंघ चुनाव तुरंत बहाल करो!
लिंगदोह की तानाशाही नहीं , प्रशासन और धनबल –बाहुबल का हस्तक्षेप नहीं!
छात्रसंघ पर आम छात्रों की दावेदारी सुनिश्चित करो!
सब के लिए सस्ती, समान और अच्छी शिक्षा , सम्मानजनक रोजगार और कैंपस लोकतंत्र के लिए छात्रसंघ को हथियार बनाओ!
दोस्‍तों, संसद का बजट सत्र शुरू हो गया है. मोदी सरकार का यह पहला बजट सत्र है. संसद में जब सरकार हमारी–आपकी जिंदगी के बारे में अहम फैसले ले रही होगी तब आम जनता और छात्रों–युवाओं के बुनियादी सवालों की धमक संसद तक पहुंचनी …

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[25 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 256 views]
Land Grab and the Lie of ‘Employment, Development’

The Modi Government’s Land Acquisition Ordinance nullifies the need for consent and social impact assessment for land acquisition for industrial corridors, security, rural infrastructure, housing and related infrastructure, and social infrastructure including projects under government and PPP models. Thus defined, the category of ‘exemptions from consent and social impact assessment’ is so broad and sweeping that it effectively opens the flood gate for land grab without consent by any public/private entity under any pretext!
The condition under Section 101 of the 2013 law, which requires that land not used for 5 …

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[21 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 232 views]
Red Salute Comrade Govind Pansare…

AISA expresses deep condolences at the passing away of veteran CPI leader and a pioneer of rationalist movement in Maharashtra Com. Govind Pansare. Com. Pansare was in a critical state since last 16 Feb, when two unknown assailants fired at him and his wife in front of their house in Kolhapur district, when the two were returning home after their daily morning walk from Shivaji University in Kolhapur. Com. Pansare was hit by bullets on his neck and another went brushing his hand, his wife Uma suffered a single bullet …

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[16 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 303 views]
Rise Up Against Modi Govt’s All-Out War against Public Education System

The Modi sarkar promised ‘achchhe din’ for India’s youth, in order to come to power. But instead, students and youth as well as poor and working people are facing times that seem to become worse with every passing day. Every day of Modi Sarkar brings job cuts, shrinking opportunities of dignified and stable employment, Ordinances to facilitate land grab from the poor peasants and adivasis, proposed cut-backs in food security coverage, and billion dollar loans from public banks to crony corporates like Adani! It is amply clear that the Modi …

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[4 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 71 views]
What is the ‘Break-Up’ of the ‘Breakthrough’ of Modi’s Nuclear Diplomacy with Obama?

News channels gave ‘wall-to-wall coverage’ of the Obama visit. “The nation” was told about Obama’s dietary preferences and Michelle’s frocks and Obama-Modi “gup.” Yet, in spite of the hype and the optics, the media seemed to decide that “the nation did not want to know” the fine print of the Nuke Deal ‘breakthrough’ that was sealed between the two!
It appears that India has agreed to issue a memorandum diluting its interpretation of our law to protect MNC suppliers of nuclear equipment from being sued by Indian disaster victims. In …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 173 views]
Reject the Politics of Assassination and Appropriation of Gandhi by the Communal Fascist Brigade!

Gandhiji’s assassination on 30 Jan 1948 merits to be the first terrorist act and political murder of independent India. This year, we are facing 30 Jan in the backdrop of multi-pronged communal frenzy, resurgent moves to legitimise Gandhiji’s assassin by building Godse temples with calibrated indulgence by those in power. BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj’s statement calling Godse a ‘patriot’ obviously did not come from the blue. But, given the stature of Gandhi in popular imagination, BJP had to officially ‘distance’ itself and Sakshi too ‘retracted’ as a formality.
Unmistakably, RSS-BJP is …

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[14 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 87 views]
NO to Homophobia! NO to Misogyny!

There is more to celebrate than a parade.
 There are voices to be heard
 That will keep up the murmur
 Even after the songs are sung,
 How many threads will you pull apart?
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
are also on the faces of people passing by
Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
And the dream that you dare to,
Oh why, oh why can’t I?
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?  ~Ernest Gaines
Homophobia is a term that provides some kind …

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[4 Jan 2015 | 11 Comments | 6,030 views]
10% Cap on IBPS Waiting List: Resist the Policy of Job Cuts in Organised Public Services

Perhaps the most talked about exams in the country lead to more controversies than employment. The recent most instance is of the IBPS recruitment. For months now, the successful IBPS candidates of 2014-15 exam are engaged in a protracted battle against the IBPS and the govt.
To fill up the total number of vacancies in all participant banks, IBPS generally comes out with several lists along with the first list of qualified candidates. Thousands of candidates who have qualified integrated IBPS exams get recruitment in turns for fulfilment of vacancies. However, …

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[29 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 138 views]
Resist this Dangerous Trend of Subverting the Autonomy of Academic Institutions for Partisan Ends!

Subverting every educational institution and education itself is one of the pet agenda of the RSS brigade wherever and whenever they are in power. We have seen it during the last NDA regime and the present Modi regime is continuing with the trend with far greater arrogance and belligerence.
In the latest incident, IIT-Delhi director Prof. Shevgaonkar resigned on 26 Dec, with still two years to complete his tenure.
While Prof. Shevgaonkar, so far, has not spoken out and cited any reason for his resignation, there are enough indications, provided by the …

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[20 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 141 views]
Students Show of Love in the Time of Hate

AISA strongly condemns the show-cause notice issued to the students of Calicut Law College for organising a “Hug of Love” event in their college on 10 December 2014. The very next day, twelve students received show-cause notices from the college administration. Left activists including those from AISA received the notice along with common students. The show-cause notice says:
“Your act of indiscipline has attracted unwanted media attention which was telecasted throughout the world creating negative image and tarnishing the reputation of the institution.
The college views your action as an act of …

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[15 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 327 views]
‘Achchhe Din’ Unfolding: Sterilisation Kills 14 women in Chhattisgarh!

1 Doctor, 83 Operations, 5 Hours, 14 Dead and Still Counting…
The deaths so far of 14 women in a sterilization camp in Chhattisgarh has caused outrage and horror in India and all over the world. Some 50 women are struggling for their lives. This is nothing short of a massacre.
The horrific episode of Chhattisgarh have exposed the abysmal absence of even the barest of primary health care for the poor in the state, in stark contrast to ads that tout it as the ‘best investor destination’ with its ‘largest’ …

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[3 Nov 2014 | 9 Comments | 442 views]
Communal Hatred: the Mahapanchayat Way  A Report From Bawana, Delhi

Long standing communal tension in Bawana (at the outskirts of Delhi) took a vicious inflammatory turn, when a Mahapanchayat was called on 2nd November to provoke hatred against the Taziya (Moharram procession) in Bawana. Since Bakrid, the blatant lie of ‘cow slaughter’ in the JJ Colony (nearby Bawana) was used as a pretext to mobilize the whole Hindu community against Muslims. (http://www.aisa.in/reject-consorted-efforts-communal-hate-riot-mongering-delhi-report-aisas-visit-today-bawana-narela/)
India’s ruling party BJP, as well as entire battery of RSS backed Hindutva outfits were involved in the campaign to divide Hindus and Muslims of the poorest classes. An …

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[10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

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[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 637 views]
Who Is Afraid of Love?  Communal, Patriarchal Bogey of ‘Love Jihad’

“The black haired Jewish youth lies for hours in ambush, a satanic joy in his face, for the unsuspecting girl whom he pollutes with his blood and steals from her own race.By every means, he seeks to wreck the racial bases of the nation he intends to subdue. Just as individually he deliberately befouls women and girls, so he never shrinks from breaking the barriers race has erected against foreign elements. It was, and is, the Jew who brought Negroes to the Rhine, brought them with the same aim and …

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[6 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 2,363 views]
Immediately Roll Back FYUP! Give Honours in 3 Years for Present Batch!

We Are Proposing Alternative Paper Scheme of Honours in 3 Years Without Any Damage to the First Batch of FYUP Students!
It is Feasible and Workable! ACT NOW!
In the last few years our university has witnessed the most anti-student administration under the present Vice-Chancellor. AISA has always stood up against and exposed all the anti-student designs such as steady fee-hikes, shrinking of scholarships, hostels and other infrastructural facilities. Spaces for students’ activities been shut, and the entire university been barricaded. The biggest blow was the forceful implementation of Four Year Undergraduate …

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[23 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,342 views]
भारत 2014:  भ्रष्ट- साम्प्रदायिक- कॉर्पोरेट-फासीवादी षड्यंत्रों को ध्वस्त करो !

भारत 2014:
भ्रष्ट- साम्प्रदायिक- कॉर्पोरेट-फासीवादी षड्यंत्रों को ध्वस्त करो !
दस्तक दे रहे 2014 के लोक सभा चुनाव में देश की जनता ने लूट, दमन और भ्रष्टाचार का पर्याय कांग्रेस-संप्रग को सज़ा देने और बदलाव के लिए वोट करने का निश्चय किया है। इस जायज गुस्से का पफायदा उठाते हुए नरेन्द्र मोदी को आगामी प्रधनमंत्री के रूप में प्रस्तुत करने के लिए एक सुव्यवस्थित अभियान चलाया जा रहा है और नरेन्द्र मोदी को इन सारी समस्याओं का हल बताया जा रहा है।
क्या मोदी सच में इस संकट का समाधन है? या फिर …

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[27 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 9,028 views]
Swami Aseemanand Says the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Sanctioned Terrorist Attacks

Summary of Aseemanand’s Interview
(Based on a Press Release issued by The Caravan magazine, February 5, 2014)
Swami Aseemanand, incarcerated in Ambala Central Jail for abetting terrorist attacks on various targets between 2006 and 2008—Samjhauta Express (February 2007), Hyderabad Mecca Masjid (May 2007), Ajmer Dargah (October 2007) and two attacks in Malegaon (September 2006 and September 2008)—which together took the lives of 119 people, has made a revelation toThe Caravan which has been published in the latest issue of the magazine. In the course of over two years, Aseemanand granted four exclusive interviews …

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[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 953 views]
Comrade TP Chandrashekharan:  Embodiment of the Undying Spirit of the Communist Movement

“… The fate of Chandrasekharan illustrates the plight of political leaders who do not want to be part of the LDF or the UDF. As someone from Kannur told me, ‘The CPI-M people would tell us that if you oppose us, we will thrash you (thachum) and the Congress people tell us that if you oppose us, we’ll get you thrashed by the police….’ (– Gilbert Sebastian, The martyrdom of Com. T P Chandrasekharan and the future of transformative politics in Keralam, Sanhati, 7 July, 2012)
“…I see Communism in India …

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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 592 views]
AISA ने 13 फरवरी को एक कारगर ‘कम्युनल वायलेंस (प्रिवेंशन,कंट्रोल एंड रिहैबिलिटेशन ऑफ़ विक्टिम्स ) बिल’  के लिए   किया ‘मार्च टू पार्लियामेंट’

AISA ने 13 फरवरी को एक कारगर ‘कम्युनल वायलेंस (प्रिवेंशन,कंट्रोल एंड रिहैबिलिटेशन ऑफ़ विक्टिम्स ) बिल’  के लिए ‘मार्च टू पार्लियामेंट’  किया. साथ ही इस बिल को इसी सत्र में पास करवाने तथा  धारा 355 के तहत UP में हस्तक्षेप करने की मांग को लेकर क़रीब 1000 हस्ताक्षर भी होम मिनिस्टर को दिया. 
मार्च में JNU,जामिया मिल़िया इस्लामिया और दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय से क़रीब 100 छात्र शामिल हुए.
JNU स्टूडेंट्स यूनियन के अध्यक्ष अकबर चौधरी ने कहा कि ‘आज एक तरफ़ दंगा पीड़ितों को ‘कुत्ते का पिल्ला’, ‘पेशेवर भिखारी’, ‘ISI का एजेंट’ कहकर …

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[1 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 2,016 views]
AISA Intervenes and Resists the Displacement of Poor Slum Dwellers at Mansarovar Park, Delhi

AISA-CPI (ML) intervenes and resists the displacement of poor slum dwellers at Mansarovar Park, Delhi.

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[29 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 4,222 views]
Students, activists demand an independent judicial inquiry into Batla House encounter

By Muslim Mirror News

New Delhi, July 27: Students from Jamia Millia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and concerned citizens gathered today at Jantar Mantar at the call of All India Students Association and Revolutionary Youth Association. Campus Front of India also joined the gathering. A march at the Jantar Mantar road also took place. Protesters also lit candle. While the lower court has given a judgement on the Involvement of Shahzad Ahmed in the Batla House encounter case, many questions raised by residents of Batla house, students, and also …

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[25 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 118 views]
Ensure Fellowship For ALL Research Students!

Reject UGC’s Dubious Logic of ‘Merit’ !
Rights Cannot Be Withdrawn! Struggles Cannot Be Detained!
Voices Cannot Be Silenced!
 #SaveNonNETfellowship movement continues braving ABVP’s lumpenism,  day long detention at Bhalsava Police Station and police lathi-charge on protesting students!
The movement, that has already assumed an all India form with students across states and universities now coming out on streets, will continue till the government is forced to revoke its anti-student move!
It is extremely shameful that the government is using the goon strength of ABVP to mislead the student community by creating consistent …

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[19 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 63 views]
Factory Worker Brutally Beaten to Death in Punjab!

Rise up against the Ruthless Killings, Torture and Harassment of Workers and Systemic Attack on Trade Unions throughout the Country!!
Strung up by his legs and hands from the ceiling, upside down, and brutally beaten with an iron rod, a migrant factory worker was killed in the Focal Point Area of Amritsar by the henchmen of the factory owner last Thursday evening. The worker, hailing from Nepal and a previous resident of Bihar, was falsely accused of theft by the factory owner and taken away by his henchmen on the pretext …

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[9 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]
Shiv Sena Cancels Ghulam Ali Concert in Mumbai

Saffron Brigade  Bares Its Fangs Again!
In yet another instance of jingoism and fascist vandalism, the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra has forced the organisers to cancel the Mumbai concert of well-known Pakistani gazal singer Ghulam Ali.  A few months ago, the Shiv Sena had opposed Pakistani singer Atif Aslam’s concert in Pune, which then had to be cancelled after their opposition. We condemn this blatant display of fascist muscle flexing.
According to the Shiv Sena, inviting any Pakistani singer is an “insult” to all citizens of India. However, as we well know, this …