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[27 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | 1,709 views]

AISA’s Uttarakhand state committee successfully held its fifth state-level conference on 21-22nd December in Dehradun. 50 representatives from 6 units across the state participated in the conference. The hall where the conference was held was named after former JNU Students’ Union President Comrade Chandrashekhar, who was shot dead on 31st March 1997 at the behest of former RJD MP Shahabuddin. Also, during the conference, the town was named after Comrade Nagendra Saklani who was martyred on 11th January 1948 in Kirtinagar fighting against monarchy in the Tehri region.
Addressing the inaugural …

Ongoing Struggles, Report »

[27 Dec 2010 | 11 Comments | 2,015 views]
A Campus Without Students?

Jamia Administration Cancels Admission of 300 Students!
AISA Organizes Massive Protests Against Draconian JMI Administration!!

The anti-student administration of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has cancelled the admission of as many as 300 students, citing the spurious excuse of ‘shortage of attendance’. It is to be noted that these 300 students were given absolutely no notice, no notice, by the JMI administration before this drastic step was taken. The administration decided to throw out these students and jeopardize their careers, even though there are several irregularities in the manner in which …

In Solidarity, National Issues »

[27 Dec 2010 | 8 Comments | 1,635 views]
Condemn Assaults on Democracy: Raipur Sessions Court Convicts Dr.  Binayak Sen, Sentences Him to Life Imprisonment!

On December 24th, the Raipur Sessions Court delivered a shocking and shameful verdict convicting noted human rights activist and peoples’ doctor Binayak Sen for ‘sedition’. And on the basis of this charge, the court has sentenced the 58-year old Dr. Sen to life imprisonment, which is the maximum possible punishment for sedition. This judgment came at the end of a so-called trial in the court of law – a trial that was nothing but a farce in the name of justice.
For many years now, Dr. Sen has been targeted by …

Headline, Obituary »

[25 Dec 2010 | 9 Comments | 2,951 views]
Red Salute to Comrade Rajesh!

With a heavy heart, we have to convey the tragic news of the untimely death of Comrade Rajesh Ranjan, an activist of AISA and CPI(ML), who passed away of a sudden cardiac arrest on the morning of 26 October 2010.
Rajesh joined the AISA as a student of BA Korean in JNU. Throughout his student days in JNU, he was actively involved in the revival of AISA in JNU – he was an AISA office bearer as well as the general secretary of the AISA JNU unit in 2007-08. He also …