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[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 190 views]
Massive Crackdown on BHU Students Demanding Restoration of Students Union

Last few days have seen massive crackdown on BHU students demanding restoration of Students Union election, which stands stalled since 1997. After the Lyngdoh committee Recommendation which says that student union elections should be held in each and every university, BHU students started demanding the resumption of their proper union elections but the BHU administration kept stone-walling the demand. In 2012, BHU administration adopted the via-route of so-called ‘Students’ Council,’ which was a puppet in the hands of the administration as the chairman of this council was a Professor!!As the …

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[23 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 972 views]
AISA Wins the Post of Vice-President in the Allahabad University Students’ Union (AUSU) Elections!

A Significant Advance of Students’ Agenda Against the Politics of Muscle Power, Dominant Power-Lobbies and Communalism!
In the AUSU elections this year, 2 out of five central panel posts have been won by the Left forces, while much hyped ‘saffron wave’ got reduced to 1 post!
The verdict of the Allahabad University Students’ Union Election held on 21st November has manifested the aspiration of common students for a fundamental change inside the University for democracy, equality and struggle for students’ rights amidst an overall atmosphere of violence and lumpensim created by dominant …

In Solidarity, Uncategorized »

[22 Nov 2014 | 6 Comments | 1,418 views]
Is ‘Kiss of Love’ Against Indian Culture? Is it Obscene? Why Should We Defend It?

The #KissofLove protest against moral policing, initiated in Kerala, has gone viral, with protests being organised by common students and citizens across the country. While the numbers of participants continues to swell, the RSS and ABVP continue to condemn and even threaten it, branding it as an affront to ‘Indian culture’. Ironically, in Kerala, the Congress’ youth wing as well as some Muslim outfits also turned up alongside the ABVP to protest.
Why #Kissof Love?
Some well-meaning friends ask, isn’t it frivolous to be defending the right to kiss or …

National Issues, Uncategorized »

[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 105 views]
Remain Vigilant Against Ever-New Tricks to Elitise UPSC and Discriminate against Common Students!

On 18 Nov 2014, following reports of DoPT ‘s move to reduce age/attempt limits for UPSC, there was a massive public outcry. The govt clearly found it too hot to handle, more so with several elections round the corner. The govt made a hasty retreat at least for the time being.
The DoPT in a statement today (19 Nov) has clarified that it doesn’t intend to reduce the age and attempt limit for UPSC aspirants. It has further said that the decision to reduce the age and attempt limit of …

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[21 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 9 views]

National Issues, Pamphlet »

[15 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 424 views]
‘Achchhe Din’ Unfolding: Sterilisation Kills 14 women in Chhattisgarh!

1 Doctor, 83 Operations, 5 Hours, 14 Dead and Still Counting…
The deaths so far of 14 women in a sterilization camp in Chhattisgarh has caused outrage and horror in India and all over the world. Some 50 women are struggling for their lives. This is nothing short of a massacre.
The horrific episode of Chhattisgarh have exposed the abysmal absence of even the barest of primary health care for the poor in the state, in stark contrast to ads that tout it as the ‘best investor destination’ with its ‘largest’ …

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[3 Nov 2014 | 9 Comments | 585 views]
Communal Hatred: the Mahapanchayat Way  A Report From Bawana, Delhi

Long standing communal tension in Bawana (at the outskirts of Delhi) took a vicious inflammatory turn, when a Mahapanchayat was called on 2nd November to provoke hatred against the Taziya (Moharram procession) in Bawana. Since Bakrid, the blatant lie of ‘cow slaughter’ in the JJ Colony (nearby Bawana) was used as a pretext to mobilize the whole Hindu community against Muslims. (http://www.aisa.in/reject-consorted-efforts-communal-hate-riot-mongering-delhi-report-aisas-visit-today-bawana-narela/)
India’s ruling party BJP, as well as entire battery of RSS backed Hindutva outfits were involved in the campaign to divide Hindus and Muslims of the poorest classes. An …