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[30 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,822 views]
AISA, CPI(ML), JNUSU Visit to Muzaffarnagar Relief Camps

A team of leaders & activists of CPI(ML), AISA & JNUSU visited  Muzaffarnagar relief camps on 28th & 29th Dec. and distributed relief aid of  over 1000 blankets. The team comprised of JNUSU Vice-President  Anubhuti, Joint-Secretary Sarfaraj; AISA activist from JNU Abhishek; DU  AISA Secretary Harsh, Vice-President Prerna; Jamia AISA Secretary Farhan,  Com. Prashant; Com. Pradeep from Meerut, Com Alam from Bareily. The  team was accompanied by Com. Prem Singh Gehlawat and Com. Aslam,  leaders of CPI(ML).
The team visited two camps and two madrassa. The first was a madrassa at  Hussainpur …

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[26 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 647 views]
Demand Relief, Rehabilitation, and Justice for Muzaffarnagar’s Riot Survivors…                Observe National Protest Day on 2nd January 2014

The bitterly cold winter has begun. And the stories of Muzaffarnagar’s relief camps jolts our conscience.
Thousands of people, who have watched their loved ones killed in cold blood, and who have been raped, and lost their homes and means of survival, languish in the relief camps of Muzaffarnagar. The Uttar Pradesh Government had pleaded earlier that they were helpless to prevent the communal violence. But why has the Government turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the plight of those in the relief camps?
• 28 children …

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[26 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,813 views]
Devyani’s Arrest: A Classic Case of US Govt.’s Racism and High-Handedness,  and Indian Govt’s Class Bias and Irresponsibility

Several urgent concerns need to be addressed in the wake of the arrest of Indian Deputy Consul Devyani Khobragade on charges of visa fraud and under-paying her domestic worker. The issues of the mutual and reciprocal dignity of nations, reflected in diplomatic protocol, and those of the rights of domestic and migrant workers; the rights and dignity of Devyani Khobragade as an Indian diplomat and those of Sangeeta Richards as an Indian citizen and worker should not be used to undermine each other.

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[17 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 834 views]
Pledge of 16 Dec 2013: Commemorating Delhi’s Braveheart, Marching ahead for Women’s Right To Freedom Without Fear

On 16th December, 2013 hundreds of students,volunteers,professors,activists and common people marched from JNU to Munirka bus stop commemorating the unknown braveheart of 16th december and the movement for women’s right to freedom without fear that followed and pledged to keep the flame alive.
On December 16 this year, as we pay tribute to the young woman whose life was cruelly taken away…

We pledge to resist all patriarchal dictats and norms.
We pledge to challenge the sense of ‘entitlement’ that men feel over women: that husbands feel over wives; that Army men feel …

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[17 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 1,417 views]
16 Dec: Keeping the Flame Alive…

Reaffirming the Struggle for Freedom Without Fear, Against Sexual Violence and Gender Discrimination
“What has changed since last December?” is the question everyone is asking a year after the brutal gangrape and murder that sparked off a massive movement. After all, the number of rapes and sexual assaults are higher than ever, and women certainly don’t feel safer.

 (Photo: At the Munirka bus stop on the 16th December, 2013.On Monday students from JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia & DU, gay rights activists and professors marched with candles from JNU to Munirka bus …

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[16 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 3,585 views]
The Anti-Rape Movement -The Political Vision of ‘Naari Mukti/Sabki Mukti’: Kavita Krishnan


(Anti Rape Protest at CM Shiela Dixit’s House, Photo by Vijay Kumar)
A year ago, a massive movement erupted on the streets of Delhi and the country – against the brutal gangrape of a young woman on a bus, leading to her death. Looking back at that movement a year later, it is clear that the questions, concerns and above all the tensions and debates embedded in that movement are with us still – and are quite crucial to the political discourse around us.
I stress ‘tensions and debates’ because …

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[15 Dec 2013 | 4 Comments | 4,613 views]

The 47 year old Madurai University faces for the first time indefinite closure from 10th December. The struggle started on 4th, continued for 8 days, till the police evacuated students, demanding revoking of dismissal of AISA leaders comrades Arun and Pandiyarajan and redressal of demands raised by AISA.
It all started in January, 2013, just 11 months ago when AISA Madurai, decided to intervene in the happenings of Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU). The universities in Tamilnadu have become fiefdom of the ruling party of the State and are being looted. The …