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[24 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 97 views]
Hashimpura Acquittal : Another Miscarriage of Justice in Targeted Communal, Custodial Massacre!

The acquittal of the accused UP PAC personnel in the Hashimpura massacre case of 1987 is shocking and condemnable.
The Hashimpura massacre is shameful evidence of rampant custodial violence compounded by communalization of the State machinery.   
The Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) of Congress-ruled Uttar Pradesh had raided Mohalla Hashimpura of Meerut, and abducted Muslim youth in a truck, proceeded to kill 42 of these men in two episodes near Ghaziabad. This was a cold-blooded, mass massacre of men in custody.
The chargesheet in the case was filed only in 1996. In …

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[20 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 146 views]
Modi Govt.’s Move to Close Down 13 ESI Medical Colleges Rebuffed!

A Significant Victory of Collective Student Movement!
ESI Medical Colleges to Continue!
AISA congratulates the student community for a major step forward in our movement to halt government withdrawal from education and health. Due to a collective movement by the ESIC medical students, teachers along with AISA, JNUSU and other progressive organisations, the ESIC and the central government have been forced to withdraw its earlier decision to close down 13 ESIC medical institution including medical colleges, dental colleges and nursing colleges.
In pursuance of the Modi govt.’s sinister policy of cut back of …

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[10 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 284 views]
Condemn the Horrific Mob Lynching in Dimapur!

Reject the Ideology and Politics of Communal / Racist Profiling and Witch-Hunt, Anywhere and Everywhere!
In a most shocking and horrific incident, a rape accused was dragged out of a prison, stripped naked, dragged on the streets, beaten, pelted with stones and lynched to death. This horrific incident needs to be strongly condemned in no uncertain terms. This sort of ‘mob justice’, delivered with scant regard for evidence and due process, flies in the face of the very idea of justice and democracy. Such bloodthirsty vengeance and blatant denial of basic, …