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[31 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 214 views]
Resist Efforts at Fomenting Communal Tensions in Trilokpuri

“We were gheraoed from all sides. When the rioters came in, we asked for police help but they said that they did not have any instructions to intervene. For four hours, the stone pelting continued. Some of the children got hurt, yet the police was a silent spectator”, Testimony of a woman in Trilokpuri
In the last week of October, Delhi witnessed another well-orchestrated campaign of hate and communal rumor mongering, leading to large-scale violence. Vested interests, led by former BJP MLA Sunil Vaidya, used the situation to spread all sorts …

In Solidarity, National Issues, Report, Uncategorized »

[26 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 178 views]
AISA led JNUSU stands in Solidarity with the Struggle Against Escalating Feudal Violence in Bihar.  JNUSU General Secretary, Com. Chintu Kumari Visits Ara

The JNUSU General Secretary Com. Chintu recently visited the Bhojpur district in Bihar in wake of increasing atrocities in the state on dalits, women, poor and the minorities. During her visit, she visited Veer Kunwar Singh University, which was in news a couple of years back when the goons of Ranveer Sena had burnt and ransacked the dalit hostels. She met the students of the Dalit hostels of this university and listened to their concerns which largely focussed on the continued discrimination and the lack of infrastructure they had to …

Headline, Pamphlet, Uncategorized »

[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 501 views]
‘Love Jehad’ Myth : Communal-Patriarchal Hate Story

The centrepiece of the BJP’s and Sangh Parivar’s vicious ‘love-jehad’ campaign has just been exposed as a lie. The young woman in Meerut, who was supposedly a victim of ‘love jehad’, has approached the police with the truth. And the truth is that she was in fact a victim of the patriarchal pressures of family and society and the conspiracy of the communal political forces.
As a Hindu woman who fell in love with, married, and was pregnant by a Muslim man, she faced the ire of her family and community. …

Headline, Pamphlet »

[10 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 4,626 views]
The Agenda Behind Modi’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Clean India’ Slogans

Central to Modi’s mesmerising election rhetoric of ‘achchhe din’ were two key promises: checking price-rise and eliminating corruption. Post elections, these promises have conspicuously been replaced by two other slogans: those virtually define Modispeak are “make in India” and “clean India”.  The two slogans formed the main theme of Modi’s 15 August Lal Quila address and also of his first US mission as PM and now thanks to India’s ‘Modi’fied media the slogans are everywhere.
What do these slogans tell us about Modi’s unfolding agenda?
It is quite clear that Modi finds …

Pamphlet, Special »

[8 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 877 views]
Who Is Afraid of Love?  Communal, Patriarchal Bogey of ‘Love Jihad’

“The black haired Jewish youth lies for hours in ambush, a satanic joy in his face, for the unsuspecting girl whom he pollutes with his blood and steals from her own race.By every means, he seeks to wreck the racial bases of the nation he intends to subdue. Just as individually he deliberately befouls women and girls, so he never shrinks from breaking the barriers race has erected against foreign elements. It was, and is, the Jew who brought Negroes to the Rhine, brought them with the same aim and …

Report, Special »

[5 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 308 views]
Reject Consorted Efforts of Communal Hate and Riot-mongering in Delhi! Report from AISA’s Visit TODAY to Bawana and Narela

After the RSS-BJP-VHP’s attempts to stoke communal tensions across Uttar Pradesh through vicious campaigns against the so-called ‘Love Jihad’ and cow slaughter, this orchestrated campaign of communal hate mongering is now being replicated in Delhi too. Over the past few days, as Id approaches, a campaign against cow slaughter by a group calling itself the ‘Hindu Krantikari Sena’ is being used to threaten and intimidate Muslims. In the backdrop of this ongoing campaign of communal hate and riot-mongering in Narela and Bawana in Delhi, a team consisting of AISA’s Delhi …

Headline, Special »

[2 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 106 views]
Recurring Floods in the Hills: ‘Natural’ or ‘Man-made’?

Over the past few weeks, vast parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya have been reeling under the onslaught of massive rains and floods. Thousands and thousands are still grappling with the subsequent devastation and loss of lives and livelihoods. In the mainstream discourse, floods are normally visualized as a ‘natural’ calamity, which human societies have to deal with. The fact remains that floods, earthquakes and other such ‘natural’ calamities are often triggered off or exacerbated by human activity. An entire range of research has now underlined the implications …

In Solidarity »

[1 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 284 views]
Pura Killing and Forced Mass Exodus: Continuing Dalit Atrocities in Bihar

The Chief Minister of Bihar, Jeetan Ram Majhi, recently expressed his shock that a temple he had visited in Madhubani had been washed after the visit, presumably to ‘purify’ it after the polluting presence of the CM who is from the most oppressed mahadalit caste. If indeed the temple was washed with such a purpose, it is a highly condemnable and demeaning atrocity against Dalits, and a case must be filed against the temple authorities under the Prevention of Atrocities Act. Some of the CM’s own fellow Ministers have suggested …