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[13 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | 2,810 views]
Students Against CWG : Press Release


Today, 13th October 2010, around 250 students of Jawaharlal Nehru University took out a march from the university to nearby slum outside the university. The students were protesting against the hiding of the slums from public view by placing view cutters of the Common Wealth Games around them. In a measure to ‘beautify’ the city the Delhi Govt. has put up Common Wealth banners to hide the slums. Two days back some students of JNU visited the slums and had spoken to residents to find out the difficulties they …

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[5 Oct 2010 | 7 Comments | 2,026 views]
Ayodhya Verdict: When ‘Faith’ Becomes Law …..and when Facts, Evidence, Logic and Justice are Sacrificed…..

60 years after the matter was first referred to the court, the Allahabad High Court has finally delivered the much-awaited verdict on the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid issue. In what has been correctly referred to by constitutional experts as ‘panchayati justice’ dictated by political compulsions rather than by facts or legal considerations, the court entirely dismissed the petition of the Sunni Waqf Board which has owned the land for close to five centuries. Instead, the court shockingly held that as per the ‘beliefs’ of Hindus, the property under question is indeed …

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[5 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,916 views]
AISA Organises Seminar Against Operation Green Hunt in West Bengal

On 29th August AISA, along with the Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA) held a seminar titled “New tactics of Imperialism and Operation Green Hunt”. The venue was Rabindra Niloy Hall in Midnapore town, which is just 40 kms away from Lalgarh (one of the nerve centres of the Operation Green Hunt).
At Lalgarh, state and central forces are currently jointly carrying out a campaign of terror against the tribal population. In the past, this area had seen a flourishing people’s movement with mass participation of the local population. However, the Maoist …