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[9 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | 2,583 views]

On 28th February 2011, AISA held a massive protest rally in Mumbai, culminating at the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha. Hundreds of students from several districts of Maharashtra participated in the rally, demanding the right to a affordable and quality education, and a decent employment. The students also protested against the massive privatization of education in Maharashtra, the huge fee hikes in various colleges and universities, and the growing spate of student suicides across the state.
AISA’s national President Sandeep Singh, AISA’s Maharashtra state secretary Jivan Surude, Comrade Shivaji Pawar, general secretary of …

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[5 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,061 views]

As a part of AISA’s all-India campaign against anti-student, anti-education bills to be introduced in the parliament, Davanagere unit of AISA organized a Parallel Students Assembly on 21 Feb. Thousands of signatures demanding scrapping of bills were also collected from students from many colleges. The assembly passed resolutions demanding withdrawal of anti-student measures that include introduction various bills in the parliament. The parallel assembly also condemned Yeddyurappa led BJP government for rampant corruption and scams and demanded withdrawal of government permission being accorded to the formation various private universities in …

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[5 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | 3,655 views]
AISA’s ‘People’s Parliament’ Rejects UPA’s Pro-Corporate, Pro-Privatization Bills on Education!

On the first day of the budget session of Parliament (Feb 21st), AISA held a “People’s Parliament on Education”, along with the All India Forum for Right to Education. Several noted educationists and teachers participated at this People’s Parliament, including Prof. Anil Sadgopal, Ramesh Patnaik, Dr. Soumen Chattopadhaya (JNU), Dr. Maninder Thakur (JNU), Prof. Minati Panda (JNU), Dr. V.N. Sharma, Dr. Ramesh Sarin (Satyawati College, DU) and Dr. Vikas Gupta (DU). The People’s Parliament was also addressed by Dipankar Bhattacharya, Gen, Secretary, CPI(ML).
This People’s Parliament was organized in the backdrop …