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[26 May 2014 | No Comment | 376 views]
JNU Students Prevented to Hold Protests at Gujarat Bhavan by Delhi Police

Posted on May 25, 2014
New Delhi 25-May (RINA):The Delhi Police prevented the JNUSU to protest outside Gujarat Bhavan demanding justice for the 6 people falsely framed and accused in the Akshardham Blast in 2002 and now acquitted by the Supreme Court. The Delhi Police entered the bus carrying the protestors at Safdarjung Madrasa and forced the bus to Jantar Mantar where the protest continued.Along with JNUSU other student organisations also participated in the Protest Demo.
The Protest Demonstration was being held in the context of the Supreme Court verdict of 16th May which acquitted all …

In Solidarity, Ongoing Struggles »

[22 May 2014 | One Comment | 598 views]
Protests Follow Suicide of Woman Worker at Factory Gate

Rakhi Sonkar, a single mother of 3 small kids was terminated by managers of Swiss Auto Pvt Ltd on the pretext of being a few minutes late. After trying in vain to persuade the factory authorities to take her back on the job, she consumed rat poison at the factory gate, in full view of fellow workers and the police. Before doing so, she publicly names the supervisor and other factory authorities who pushed her to take this extreme step.
She died in hospital two days later. Her brother recounted that …

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[18 May 2014 | One Comment | 2,448 views]
The Other Verdict of 16 May 2014: SC Acquits All the Accused of 2002 Akshardham Terror Strike, Slams Gujarat Police Probe

After 11 Years of False Framing, Stigma and Injustice, the Supreme Court Nails Another Case of Witch-Hunt by the Gujarat Govt!
In an IRONIC COINCIDENCE on 16 May 2014, alongside the electoral verdict, the Supreme Court too delivered its verdict on Akshardham Temple Terror Attack case (of Gujarat, Sep 2002), acquitting all the six accused including three who were sentenced to death by a lower court and slamming the Gujarat Police for the incompetence with which it investigated. On the day when the “Modi wave” was “sweeping the nation” and Modi’s …

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[14 May 2014 | No Comment | 778 views]
Normalising the Corporate-Communal Idiom:  Can the Mainstream Media Any Longer Claim to Call  Itself a ‘Pillar of Democracy’?

Media-manufactured-Modi-mania (M4) continues to be the most unique feature of the Elections 2014. On economic and human rights issues, big corporate media have always sided with the corporate ideology and blacked-out people’s voices. However, for ruling class mainstream political parties and views, it maintained, so far, a degree of ‘plurality’ and ‘balance’. What is new this time is media’s open propaganda for one political personality, throwing to winds all pretensions of political ‘plurality’ that media in ‘liberal’ capitalist ‘democracy’ claim to represent.
The government controlled media in earlier years, indeed, lacked …

Obituary »

[14 May 2014 | No Comment | 401 views]
Red Salute to Comrade Mukul Sinha:  Courageous Crusader for Truth, Justice and Democracy

Activist and lawyer Mukul Sinha succumbed to lung cancer in Ahmedabad on 12 May 2014. He was 63. A trade union activist, Sinha also fought many landmark battles for civil liberties and justice – many of them in the heart of Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, valiantly keeping alive the hope of justice for victims of communal pogroms, fake encounters and custodial murders.
As a young researcher in a university in Ahmedabad, Mukul Sinha became a trade union organiser when 133 persons were laid off from the university in 1979. Throughout the 1980s, …

In Solidarity, Ongoing Struggles »

[11 May 2014 | No Comment | 807 views]
‘CHALO EFLU’ on 12th May Against the Administrative highhanded decision to rusticate three students for participating in students’ Movement

AISA strongly condemns the rustication of three student leaders of the English and Foreign Languages university (EFLU) for participating in a democratic protest demanding better library facilities. Mohan Dharavath (President of Dalit Adivasi Bahujan Minority Students Union) and Satheesh Nainala (general secretary of Telangana Students Association, EFLU), Subhash Kumar (AISA member and Prominent Student Activist of EFLU)  have been rusticated by the university administration for two years without any probe, ostensibly for participating in a protest called by the EFLU Students’ Union.  To rusticate these students who were part of …

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[7 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 686 views]
Condemn the Gruesome Massacre by the Militant Groups in Assam Which Has Claimed the Lives of Around 30 Muslims!

Stop Communal Flare-Up and Targeting!
Ensure Immediate Protection and Security, Compensation and Rehabilitation!

Condemn the Insensitive Gogoi Government!!
AISA Joins Joint Protest Demo in front of ASSAM BHAWAN on  7TH May, Condemning the Massacre…
At least 23 people have been killed in 3 separate attacks by suspected Bodo militants during Thursday-Friday (2nd May) in the Kokrajhar and Baksa districts under the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in Assam. However, according to later TV reports, death toll rose to 30 as seven more bodies were recovered from Narayanguri area of Baksa district in Assam early Saturday. …

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[3 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,353 views]
JNUSU’s Anti – Modi Campaign Receives Growing Solidarity and Support from common people and intellectuals of Varanasi

AISA led JNUSU is campaigning against the BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi, in his Varanasi constituency. Comrade Om, the JNU AISA Unit Vice President reorts from Varanasi.

 Varanasi – Update from Day VIII, 6th May

JNUSU’s Varanasi campaign against communal corporate fascism has completed eight days toady. After rigorous door-to-door campaigning, interacting with thousands of people in Varanasi in last one week – one thing is crystal clear – there is NO Modi Wave in Varanasi (forget about tsunami), as declared by the Sangh brigade and corporate media. The common people in …