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[24 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 14,157 views]
Protest Against The Shocking Acquittal Of Perpetrators Of Bathani Tola Massacre

On 11th July 1996, 21 landless peasants from among the dalits and minorities were brutally massacred in Bhojpur by the Ranveer Sena. After a long battle to ensure justice, a Sessions court in Ara, Bihar had convicted 23 people of perpetrating this gruesome massacre in May 2010. While three persons were awarded capital punishment, the remaining twenty were handed life imprisonment.
And now, the Patna High Court has shockingly acquitted ALL the 23 people accused in the Bathani Tola case, one of the worst ever dalit massacres in the history of …

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[14 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 3,937 views]
Atrocity Unabated:  Fact-finding Report on Violence on Dalits in  Noida, 14 March 2012.

The past few days in Ramgarh Village, part of Dadri constituency of Gautam Buddha Nagar District in Greater Noida (NCR), witnessed brutal atrocities on a dalit colony by dominant Gujjars. In the face of Dalit atrocities continuing unabated, a CPI(ML) fact-finding team including CPI(ML) In-charge of Gautam Buddh Nagar, Comrade Shyam Kishore; Noida City CPI(ML) leaders Comrades Chandrabhan Singh and Shivji Singh; AISA National President Sandeep Singh, JNUSU General Secretary Ravi Prakash, RYA leader Aslam Khan; and AISA activists Anmol and Harsh from DU went there to analyse the ground …

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[10 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 4,301 views]
Sit-in Protest on Chandu’s 15th Anniversary of Matyrdom

Fifteen years ago, on 31 March 1997, Com. Chandrashekhar was gunned down in broad daylight while addressing a street-corner meeting at JP Chowk, Siwan. The notorious fodder scam had already come to light and the people of Bihar were out on the streets challenging Laloo Prasad’s reign of scams and massacres. Chandrashekhar, who had just returned to his hometown, Siwan, after two successive terms as president of the JNU students’ union, and Shyamnarain Yadav, a local student leader and CPI (ML) activist of Siwan, were calling upon the people of …

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[2 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 2,749 views]
Protest Sit-In at Jantar Mantar on 31st March

On 15th Martyrdom Day of Comrade Chandrashekhar, professors, activists, friends of Chandrashekhar, students from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, gathered at Jantar Mantar on 31st March, demanding Punishment for criminal politician, former RJD MP MOHD. SHAHABUDDIN –Main conspirator in former JNUSU PRESIDENT COMRADE CHANDRASHEKHAR’S MURDER!!

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[1 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 2,245 views]
THE STRUGGLE FOR A SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE CAMPUS: TAKE FORWARD THE MOVEMENT FOR REDUCTION OF VIVA-VOCE MARKS IN JNU

Ensuring social justice in institutes of higher education and democratizing their admission systems have been two of the major goals for which AISA has striven ever since its formation. It was in light of this democratic and inclusive vision of higher education that the AISA-led JNUSU championed the struggles for reinstating deprivation points and recognition of Madarsa certificates in JNU, and for ensuring the proper implementation of OBC reservation in all higher education institutes of the country. In an overwhelming endorsement and recognition of our struggles and issues, students of …

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[1 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 4,589 views]
KG BASIN TO COAL-GATE: NEO-LIBERALISM AND CORPORATE LOOT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

From 2G to the recent coal scam, the CAG has pointed out the same underlying problem – loss to the public exchequer due to a policy of handing over precious natural resources on a “first-come-first-serve” basis rather than being auctioned. Whether it is the 1.76 lakh crore (2G) or Rs 10.7 lakh crore in the coal scam, the CAG has pointed out absence of transparent auctions as the reason for massive losses.
The issue however is much deeper. The larger question is, can we arrest all “losses to the state exchequer” …