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[24 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,212 views]
Protest against Repression of Coaching Students in Bihar

The AISA took up several initiatives against the repression unleashed on students protesting against coaching centres in Bihar and against the loot in the name of Nitish’s boasts of turning Bihar into an ‘education hub.’ On 12 February protest demonstrations and burning of Nitish’s effigy took place at Ara, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Bhagalpur, Sitamarhi,
Nawada and other district HQs. At Patna, students marched from the local radio station to Dak Bangla Chauraha where they held a protest meeting and burnt the CM’s effigy. Addressing the gathering, AISA National VP Abhyuday demanded compensation …

Ongoing Struggles »

[24 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,100 views]
Students on the Warpath against ‘Coaching Mafia’ in Bihar

It was nine in the night on February 8 – all seemed as usual in Patna’s Bazaar Samiti area famed for its coaching centres. At one corner of the most crowded crossroads, however, an unusual sight could be seen: two students held placards in their hands and were raising slogans, and were gradually joined by a few more students. Coaching centre operator Neeraj Singh had humiliated these students by tearing up their identity cards and throwing them out of class when they asked a question. These coaching institutions have a …

In Solidarity, National Issues, Ongoing Struggles »

[24 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 1,072 views]
The Telangana Crisis: Condemn the Ruthless Police Repression on the Osmania University Students’ Rally of 14th Feb 2010!

The Telangana Crisis:
Condemn the Ruthless Police Repression on the Osmania University Students’ Rally of 14th Feb 2010!
Expose and defeat UPA’s Deflective and Delaying Tactics!
March Ahead With the Demand for Telangana State Braving All Repression!
In view of the recent developments in Telangana and faced with the overwhelming evidence of discrimination and underdevelopment that the region has faced , it is clear that while the government is no longer in a position to deny statehood to Telangana, it has resorted to a range of tactics to delay and deflect. From its repertoire …

Ongoing Struggles »

[23 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 2,991 views]
From “KG to PG”: Resist  Sibal’s Commercialisation Drive: Join All India Forum For Right to Education’s March to Parliament

Reject UPA’s Farcical Right to Education Act 2009!
Demand Free Compulsory and Quality School
Education through Common School System For
Guaranteeing Genuine Right to Education!

from “KG to PG”: Resist  Sibal’s Commercialisation Drive

join All India Forum For Right to Education’s
MARCH to Parliament
24 Feb at 10 am
From Ramlila Maidan to Parliament Street

The Arjun Sengupta Committee on the Unorganized Sector reported that 93% of India’s working population is employed in the unorganized sector, and 2/3rds of these families subsist on 20 rupees a day.
For these groups, the right …

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[22 Feb 2010 | 11 Comments | 2,222 views]
AISA’s 7th National Conference Held in Kolkata

AISA’s 7th National Conference was held in Kolkata from 8-10 February. On 8 February, AISA activists from 18 states marched through the streets of central Kolkata and assembled at College Street for a public meeting. The meeting started with the rendition of popular songs by Com. Sanjay Tiwari and a dance performance by AISA activists from Karbi Anglong. Com Ravi Rai, National Secretary, AISA, addressed the gathering from ‘Bharat-Selim-Tapashi’ manch and called for a student movement to resist state repression and Operation Green Hunt and struggling for the right to …

Ongoing Struggles »

[14 Feb 2010 | 6 Comments | 3,316 views]
Hundreds March in AISA-AIPWA’s Rally From Vivekananda Statue (DU) to Kamla Nagar Called in Defense and Celebration of ‘Love in Our Times’!

Students, Teachers, Activists and Intellectuals March to Uphold

the Right to Freedom and Dignity!!
Public Meeting Tomorrow (Feb 15) From 12.30 pm At Vivekananda Statue!!

Hundreds of students, teachers, intellectuals and activists marched on the streets of Delhi today from Vivekananda statue (DU) to Kamla Nagar in defense of the right of each individual to make independent decisions on love and marriage. This march was organised by the All India Students’ Association (AISA) and the All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA). “The past few years have seen a resurgence of attacks …

National Issues »

[6 Feb 2010 | 4 Comments | 900 views]
Unite Against Forces of Chauvinism, Communalism and Hate !!

Expose UPA’s Divisive Politics! Defend All Peoples’ Right For Education and Employment With Dignity !!
A couple of days back, the Congress government of Maharashtra took a highly dangerous and divisive decision that taxi permits in the state will only be given to  individuals who have resided in the state for 15 years and who are able to demonstrate competence in speaking, reading and writing Marathi. Though they have subsequently tried to partially backtrack, this step reeks of precisely the language that is commonly associated with fundamentalist and chauvinist forces like …

In Solidarity »

[5 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 784 views]

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[5 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 699 views]

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National Issues »

[5 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 941 views]

– Mona Das
Recently, Bajrang Dal leaders of Mangalore beat up three young Muslim men who were found travelling with some Hindu girls, claiming that these boys were a part of the ‘love-jihad’ racket and ‘our girls’ have to be ‘protected’ from the terrorists. The RSS propaganda machinery has been aggressively pushing the story that professional ‘jihadis’, many a times from across the border, are out there plush with foreign funds to lure innocent Hindu girls into converting to Islam, marrying them, and producing four children to be used in the …