Articles Archive for February 2011
National Issues »
The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill, 2010:
This Bill claims to regulate the functioning of foreign universities who provide education in India. However, as per the provisions of the Bill, the FEIs will be free to charge any fee. Will be free to select any student. With no provision for SC/ST/OBC reservations in the Bill; will be free to have their own norms regarding pay of teachers and employees(leading to appointments without necessary qualifications on exploitative terms as is in existence in most private institutions today) …
Headline, Ongoing Struggles »
Why Fund Cuts for Education, When Crores Looted in Scams and Black Money?
Resist Corporate-Run, Corrupt Government and Corporate Dictated Education Policies!
Reject UPA-II’s Education Bills that are a Blueprint for Fee Hike and Privatization!
The UPA Government is hell bent on privatizing and corporatising education on the pretext of a ‘fund crunch.’ However, it is the same government whose every arm is immersed in scams – each fresh scam dwarfing the other. The Government is willing to allow thousands of crores of rupees to be plundered in mega scams and black money …
The Chhattisgarh High Court has today (Feb 10th, 2011) rejected the bail application of noted human rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen who was convicted to life imprisonment on December 24th 2010 on ‘sedition’ charges. AISA strongly condemns this verdict, which once more highlights the brutal face of state repression and the crackdown on dissenting voices.
Throughout the course of the farcical trial against Dr. Binayak Sen, Piyush Guha and Narayan Sanyal, it was amply evident that the Chhattisgarh government had absolutely no credible evidence to back its demand for punishment …
In Solidarity »
In the midst of massive protests, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has paved the way for implementation of India’s largest foreign direct investment (FDI) – POSCO’s Rs 52,000 crore integrated steel and mining project in Jagatsinghpur, Odisha. Ever since 2005 when the idea of the POSCO project was first mooted, the huge social and environmental implications of this project have repeatedly been highlighted, and consequently there is massive opposition to the loss of land and livelihoods. In order to justify this disastrous decision to grant permission to POSCO, …