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[19 Aug 2010 | 12 Comments | 6,600 views]
Allahabad, 9th August 2010: Celebrating Aisa’s 20 Year Legacy Of Resistance, Protest And Struggle

On 9th August, 1990, in the Union Hall of Allahabad University, the All India Students’ Association (AISA) was born. AISA emerged in a time of crises: the decade of the ‘90s saw both the beginnings of the neoliberal assault on people’s rights and livelihoods as well as the prominent rise of communal, chauvinist and casteist forces. In the face of these assaults, AISA established itself as a revolutionary student front that has taken forward the struggle for student rights and also allied itself with democratic movements across India and the …

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[9 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | 1,151 views]

The town of Gidderbaha falls in the Mukhtsar district of Punjab. It is the home turf of the Badals, the political family which currently rules the state. Manpreet Badal, the MLA from this constituency, is also the current finance minister of Punjab. A few years ago, the Badal family illegally acquired the building of the only government college in Gidderbaha. This building was allotted to the Badal’s own private school, and the college was shifted 4-5 kms away from the town. For some years now, the town had had only …

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[6 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 1,589 views]
Poem by Agha Shahid Ali

‘Don’t tell my father I have died,’ he says,
and I follow him through blood on the road
and hundreds of pairs of shoes the mourners
left behind, as they ran from the funeral,
victims of the firing. From the windows we hear
grieving mothers, and snow begins to fall
on us, like ash. Black on edges of flames,
it cannot extinguish the neighborhoods,
the homes set ablaze by midnight soldiers.
Kashmir is burning.

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[6 Aug 2010 | One Comment | 4,556 views]
No Commonwealth Games at the Cost of Common People

Students, Teachers and Workers join AISA’s Public Hearing on the Common Wealth Games
In a Public Hearing on the Commonwealth games organized by the All India Students’ Association on Monday, 2nd August, 2010, students, vendors, workers, trade unionists and teachers came together to narrate their experiences. Members of the jury included Dunu Roy, from the Hazards Centre; Dr. Manoj Jha, Dept. of Social Work, DU; Dr. Maninder Thakur, JNU; Vijay Singh, Academic Council Member, DU; and Santosh Roy, General Secretary, AICCTU Delhi. Anupam Roy’s paintings on the condition of workers in the …