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Featured, In Solidarity »

[16 Jun 2010 | 8 Comments | 2,602 views]
Ab Tak 149: Corrupt AMU V-C On Suspension Spree

AMU under its present VC is being run in a style that will put even any medieval monarchy to shame. A prestigious Central University with a glorious past is being turned into a concentration camp for the students and faculty alike, with not-too-hidden blessings of the UPA govt at the centre. Continuing with his authoritarian and draconian crackdowns on the students, the AMU VC has suspended one more student, Mohd. Adil Hossain, a student of M.A. (Previous) Mass Communication on 3 June, 2010. The official notice served to …

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[10 Jun 2010 | 3 Comments | 2,007 views]
Bhopal Disaster Then! Judicial Disaster NOW!

Bhopal Gas Disaster Verdict: Virtual Clean Chit for the Worst Corporate Crime
More than 25 years after the infamous Bhopal Gas Disaster, a trial court in Bhopal has delivered a verdict that is nothing but a cruel mockery of justice. Not only does the verdict insult the victims of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters by letting off the mighty CEOs who were the chief perpetrators either scot free or with a ridiculously light sentence, it amounts to an assurance to MNCs they will enjoy …

Featured, Ongoing Struggles »

[10 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | 3,649 views]
AISA In Tamil Nadu: Raising a Voice Against the Rampant Privatization of Education

Over the last few years, AISA has been consistently raising its voice against the rampant privatization of education in Tamil Nadu and the education policies of the state government which are directly responsible for plunging education into the current situation.
Earlier this year, the Tamil Nadu government appointed a committee under the leadership of K.Govindharajan to fix a fee structure for private schools with the stated intention of regulating their money-making activities.  After its deliberations, the committee fixed the following scales:  Rs.11,000 per year for higher secondary schools, Rs.9000 …

Featured, Ongoing Struggles »

[9 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,142 views]
Student’s Protest Against Donations In Karnataka

Condemn The Collection of Donations By Private Educational Institutes !
Provide Free, Fair and Quality Education To All !!
Protesting against the collection of exorbitant donations from students by several colleges including S.H. Jain College, SIJM College and HPS College in Harapnahalli Taluk, Davangere District, Karnataka, the Karnataka AISA unit organized a large scale protest demo on June 1st in front of all the three colleges which was attended by more than 200 students demanding that the donations be paid back to the students.  The …