NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO Save Higher Education from the Central Government’s Policy Offensives! Resist Binding Commitments to WTO, CBCS, Central University Bill and RUSA ! Fight for Equitable, Inclusive Rational and Quality Education for All!

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It has been more than a year since the BJP-led government came to power at the centre. Far from ensuring their pre-election commitments made to the youth, what we see today are hu rried attempts by the central government to destroy existing educational institutes and to make higher education more inaccessible for a vast majority of the country’s population. Realising the urgent need of the hour,  AISA has started a nation-wide campaign ‘Save Education, Save Country’ to mobilize students and exert pressure on the government to withdraw its anti-education policies. As we enter this campaign, it is important to understand the urgency of the situation and implications of these policies.

  • Binding Commitments at WTO: Preparations by the Central Government to Sell Away Higher Education to Profit Driven Global Capital

In August 2005, the UPA had submitted its offers for ‘Market Access’ in ‘Higher Education Sub-Sector’ to WTO, as a part of the Doha Round of trade negotiations. The current BJP-led government is preparing to make these offers a ‘binding commitment’ on part of the Government of India, thus converting education into a ‘tradable service’. If these offers are not withdrawn immediately, they will have several implications for higher education in the country:

It will open flood gates for profit-driven foreign corporates to open substandard educational institutions in the country. A report of a survey by World Bank in 2000 on foreign educational providers is on record stating that ‘well-known universities of Developed Countries established low standard branches in backward countries’.

These commitments would seriously compromise the country’s sovereignty to the WTO regime and make the MHRD more accountable to WTO than to the people of India.

The GoI will be bound to cut subsidies to state-funded institutions in education, in order to provide a ‘level playing field’ for foreign corporates to trade in education.

We have witnessed the great agricultural crisis and farmers’ distress in our country because of WTO diktats in the arena of agriculture. If we allow the government to go ahead with this plan to commit to WTO, higher education and students of the country will also face the same fate.

  • Imposition of Choice Based Credit System in Universities:

After a prolonged struggle that saw the exit of the disastrous FYUP programme, the spectre of FYUP-style experiments are back to haunt not only DU, but all Indian Universities and this time in a new avatar, titled- ‘Choice Based Credit System’ or the CBCS!

What indeed is CBCS?  As per the UGC guidelines, “The CBCS provides choice for students to select from the prescribed courses” (Core, elective or minor or soft skill course) and complete a number of prescribed ‘credits’ for the degree. Just like the FYUP, CBCS too is being sold with several misleading, high-sounding and baseless claims of ‘flexibility’/ ‘choice’ /‘mobility’ for students. How valid are these claims?

  • Does the CBCS Structure Indeed Offer Any REAL ‘Choice’ to the Students?

A ‘choice based credit system’ should allow the possibility for both – choice to study additional subjects, and also the choice to not study additional subjects if one does not find them useful. But the structure of the course binds students to study Core courses+ 4 Elective papers+ 2 Foundation papers. Where is the choice when students will have to take papers beyond their core courses? The experience in FYUP in DU which existed for one year has clearly shown that in the name of elective and foundational courses, unnecessary burden of substandard papers are being imposed on the students.

Also, the ‘choice’ would exist if – (a) there are no restrictions of “first come first serve basis” or “merit-basis” norm to it and if each and every student enrolled could opt for the preferred subject, irrespective of the number of students opting for a given subject and (b) if there is enough space and teachers needed for the purpose. Which then leads one to ask- Where is the required Infrastructure?

It is indeed shameful that the UGC and the government are trying to hide the fact that all our universities and colleges lack proper infrastructure such as classrooms, well equipped libraries and laboratories, and proper faculty for even the existing courses. As thousands of permanent teaching positions are vacant for years, one wonders who is going to teach the new courses! The fact is that the ACTUAL AVAILABILITY of ‘choices’ for papers/subjects/courses on the ground will be determined by the availability of teachers and classrooms for those subjects, which at present is grossly insufficient!!

  • Claims of ‘mobility for students’

An apt response to this farcical claim was given by eminent scholar Romila Thapar when she pointed out that – “In India, merely enabling students to move is pointless because the institutions they would choose are already overcrowded.” Such a situation will only force a majority of students to opt for either courses of their choice in high priced private institutes or opt for low quality distance programmes.

The truth is that CBCS offers neither ‘choice’ nor ‘quality’ to the students, who are forced to opt for it. The Students of DU and AU are already protesting against the imposition of CBCS. It is time that students all over the country join hands to resist the imposition of this substandard scheme intended towards diluting the existing academic content of our universities.

  • Centralisisation of Power by the MHRD through Common Central University Bill:

In a country bursting with diverse cultures and people, the RSS and the BJP want to impose a uniform model of higher education by introducing ‘one University Act’ that has ‘one syllabus’, ‘one entrance system’, and ‘one recruitment pattern’. Here is how the ‘Central University Act’ looks like:

  • Common Syllabus: All Central Universities in the country will have a common syllabus. This will kill the possibility of universities creatively fashioning courses and assessments that makes for the unique profile of each university! This will also give handle to the govt to saffronise syllabus and courses.
  • Common Entrance Test: Such a proposal, which is based on a single, tailor-made entrance exam across the country, does not allow institutions to design their admission process keeping in mind the divergent nature, requirements and specificities of their research and academics, responding to diverse social needs and priorities.
  • Centralised Recruitments: This will give the Central Government a free hand to dictate faculty appointments of its ideological/ political choice.  We are already seeing the nature of appointments that have been happening in the institutions in past few months. YS Rao, who shamelessly hailed the caste system in India, was made the Chief of Indian Council of Historical. Lokesh Chandra was awarded with ICCR chairmanship for expressing his loyalty to ModiLatest in this series of appointments is the appointment of Gajendra Chouhan as the chairperson of FTII, whose sole contribution has been his active role as a campaigner for the BJP as well as for the likes of Asaram Bapu. With centralised recruitments, the only qualification required for all appointments in these institutions would be the loyalty the ruling party.
  • Faculty Transfer: The provision to ‘faculty-transfer’ will act as a weapon to keep the upright faculty members who ‘do not fall in line’ under permanent threat. Moreover, especially for a research institution, the provision of faculty transfer makes no academic sense. In case of a transfer, what will happen to the students and researchers working with the faculty concerned?

Instead of these proposals which go against academic freedom and autonomy, plural and critical quest for knowledge, the need of the hour is to put in place more inclusive and diverse classrooms, having adequate systems of accountability and student feedback.

  • RUSA: Weakening Public Funding of Public Universities and Colleges

The Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) started by the MHRD is all set to curtail the funding duties of the UGC, and make the funding of state Universities ‘norm-based’ and ‘performance-based’. At the same time, RUSA also provides space for public funding of private institutions at a time when budgetary allocations for education is shrinking. Let us note, in the 2015-16 Union budget, allocations for school education has been cut by 23 % and for higher education by 8% compared to 2014-14 budget. So, RUSA will : (a) give public funding to private institutions that serve the more privileged; and (b) in the name of ‘performance/outcome’ based funding, deny funding to state universities that are lagging behind instead of giving them special attention to help them improve. This will mean that the poor and underprivileged who have no option but to attend the universities that are lagging behind, will be starved of the funding they deserve, which will instead be diverted to private profit-seeking universities.

The offers to WTO, and the proposals of CBCS, Common Central University Bill, and RUSA must not be seen in isolation from each other. All these policies complement each other. To make the Indian education sector ‘ready’ for global profit-seeking capital, it is necessary that our existing education structures are dismantled first. Only when the courses are made compliant with foreign demands and the existing quality of public-funded higher education is destroyed, would the foreign and private universities entering India be able to tap the pool of students in India! These assaults have a common purpose, and our resistance too has to be against the entire package.

  • Saffronisation of Courses and Appointments, Attacks on Academic Autonomy and Campus Democracy:

Instead of promoting rational and scientific temper that is the hallmark of any modern education system, the BJP govt. is hell bent on destroying school and university syllabi – replacing history with hate-spewing myths, science with superstitions, democratic values with obscurantism. From ICHR, NCERT, IITs, NITs, Universities to FTII – experts are being shunted out, while people loyal to RSS-BJP, who have no credentials in their fields are being placed at the helm of every academic and cultural institution.

Alongside these, freedom of expression and debate in campuses are being muzzled as seen in the de-recognition of Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle, IIT Madras and a series of expulsions of student activists in several campuses.

Lyngdoh Committee Recommendations continue to curb democratic student participation and representation in campuses. In most of the campuses Student Union elections do not happen, and students are denied their fundamental right to associate. Despite protests, the current MHRD refuses to even review the LCR after so many years of its implementation, though a clear provision exists in the LCR for a review.

  • Denial of Social and Gender Justice:

Today as we resist the policies mentioned above, there is also a simultaneous need to address the urgent need for ensuring social inclusion and social justice in educational institutions. Humiliation and denial of rights of dalit, adivasi, and OBC students on campuses and increasing cases of sexual harassment, molestation, and gender-based discrimination is a shameful and lived reality of our campuses. Differently-abled students also are denied equality and access in schools and campuses. Most campuses in the country do not have effective bodies to deal with sexual harassment and gender violence. Reclaiming educational institutions as spaces of genuine social inclusion is therefore a primary task that we face today.

If the future of the country has to be saved from substandard, expensive and corporate driven education, then we must take up the task of forcing the government to withdraw its anti-student initiatives and instead focus on ensuring an inclusive, affordable and quality higher education for all.

We appeal to you all to join AISA’s NATION-WIDE CAMPAIGN and participate in the signature campaign, public-hearings and mass conventions to mobilize students and exert pressure on the government to withdraw its anti-student policies before the next parliament session.

 

AISA Student Chain against CBCS in Delhi University

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Resist CBCS Mayhem in DU Join Student Chain Against CBCS

 

Resist CBCS Mayhem in Delhi University

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AISA’s Student Chain against ‪#‎CBCS‬
12 am, 24 July (Friday)
Arts Faculty, North Campus

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“History repeats itself first as tragedy and second as farce”
The first day of CBCS in ‪#‎DelhiUniversity‬ was marked with the reenactment of the ugly drama that had started two years back with the imposition of FYUP. In a university where academic and curricular activities have been thrown in to absolute anarchy by the hurried and ill-advised imposition of CBCS, the DU VC was seen taking selfies with first year students whose academic life he has thrown into great uncertainty. While teachers and academics have raised alarm about the quality and expressed dismay over the hurried manner of imposition without careful deliberation, the DU administration has shown sheer lack of sensitivity to even remotely address the concerns. Two days have passed and most colleges are still without any clue about how to implement CBCS.

#CBCS: Alarming Signs
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1. Timetable: Most colleges have not been able to produce the first year timetable. The timetable has been delayed because the colleges are at a loss about the number of generic electives that are to be offered. While offering fewer options will see unmanageable crowding of the courses, offering more options will create infrastructural bottlenecks.

2. NO Text books for Generic Electives as the curriculum have been passed in the AC-EC just two days before the commencement of the session. The text books which will be hurriedly commissioned will yet again display the same substandard quality of the FYUP text books bringing shame upon Delhi University.

3. No Clarity exists till date on the question of Evaluation. If 50% of the total credits are comprised of internal assessment (IA) then how many assignment/ projects/class tests are to be allotted per paper? If there are 5 IA projects per paper then a delay in starting with the classes and lack of text books will have traumatic consequences for the students.

To hide all these glaring irregularities the VC has formed a committee to supervise the implementation of CBCS. It appears that this committee will try to quick fix the glitches of CBCS as and when they appear.
As it is DU is reeling under the pressure of managing three different under-graduate systems in all the three years. While in the third year students are studying the old ‪#‎FYUP‬ syllabus, in the second the semester and the first CBCS. With such systemic disharmony anarchy has become the rule in Delhi University.

While the worst sufferers are the Students, the VC who is the mastermind of this mindless mayhem can offer nothing but his own “selfie.” The HRD ministry is equally culpable in forcing this mindless Program on the university in spite severe opposition from the real stakeholders of the university– the students and teachers. The role of the ABVP led student Union of Delhi University is also painful. By Supporting CBCS ABVP has chosen to sacrifice the interest of students at the alter of their own political compulsion of defending the imposition of CBCS by the HRD ministry of ‪#‎Modi‬ Government.
‪#‎AISA‬ urges the students of Delhi University to unite in opposition against the CBCS which will severely affect the quality of education in Delhi University. Let us not forget that it was the united struggle of teachers and students that had defeated FYUP. Let us ensure that CBCS meets the same fate with a united struggle of teachers and students.

Vyapam: A Mutli-Crore Scam that Has Left 48 Dead and Still Counting!!

 

Promise of “Achchhe Din” Turns into a Nightmare!!

 

Vyapam 2 (2)Jo aaya hai, wo ek din jaayega” (Whoever is born, will one day die)!

Babulal Gaur, Home Ministe, Government of Madhya Pradesh

A multi-crore scam in which over Rs.2,000crore is reported to have been exchanged as bribes, a death toll of 48 (as per the last count) and the quote of Madhya Pradesh minister above- they together capture not just the extent of corruption the BJP is capable of, but also of the brutality and arrogance it displays while being corrupt.

Soon after the BJP had indulged in much public display of self-congratulation for no scam being reported in its one year of governance, the #LalitGate exposed the hollowness of its false claims. And now the specter of massive corruption that had begun to surface in early 2000, has come back to haunt not just the BJP but several others who in various ways have been connected to the case.

What is VYAPAM Scam

VYAPAM, short form of the Madhya Pradesh Vyavasayik Pariksha Mandal (also called Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board-MPPEB), claims to be “the only organisation of its kind in the country that holds competitive tests for entrance to various professional courses every year on a very large scale.” Besides Common Entrance Tests (CETs) for professional courses such as Medicine and Engineering, Vyapam also conducts recruitment examinations for “different state level posts which are not to be filled through the Public Service Commission” like sub inspectors of police, assistant grade III/ steno typists, controller food and drugs, and for jobs in agriculture, women and child development, jail, pollution control and in various other government departments.

The Vyapam Scam is a multi crore scam involving serious manipulations and other administrative irregularities in the MPPEB conducted selection process to various government colleges and jobs. The manipulations in the selection process involved impersonation of candidates, rampant copying, blank answer sheets and fake marks.

The ‘Investigation’

While in 2007-2008 itself, a report by the Madhya Pradesh Local Fund Audit found alleged financial and administrative irregularities, including unauthorized disposal of application forms worth crores of rupees by the MPPEB, the scam first came to light in 2009 when an Indore based activist Anand Rai filed a PIL requesting investigation into these complaints and the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was forced to set up a committee headed by the State Joint Director of Medical Education to probe the allegations. The committee set up in 2009 submitted its report to the government in November 2011. However, the big exposure came in June 2013 with the busting of a racket in pre-medical tests. Following startling revelations, once again by the whistleblower Anand Rai, the MP High Court handed over the investigation to a Special Task Force (STF) in July 2013. Since then, almost 2000 people, including students, middlemen, businessmen, public officials and politicians have been arrested for their role in the scam. (Live Mint 7 July 2015). However, the bigwigs of course remained untouched and several accused or those investigating the case were found dying under mysterious circumstances.

Following charge of unsatisfactory investigation by STF, Madhya Pradesh High Court, on November 5, 2014, ordered setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to act as a watchdog for the court. The SIT is a 3-member team chaired by Justice Chandresh Bhushan, a retired Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Some High Profile Arrests

Laxmikant Sharma: A prominent BJP minister with strong RSS background who held portfolios from mining and higher & technical education to culture and public relations during the 10 years from 2003 and 2013. He was the in-charge of MPPEB in his capacity as the state’s Technical Education Minister. (Indian Express June 19, 2014)

O. P. Shukla: Laxmikant Sharma’s Officer on Special Duty (OSD).

Sudhir Sharma: A mining baron of MP with RSS background and once an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) of the education minister Laxmikant Sharma.

Pankaj Trivedi: MPPEB Examination Controller, who occupied the position due to the political patronage of RSS/BJP and Sudhir Sharma.

Nitin Mahendra and Ajay Sen Senior: System Analysts with MPPEB.

R. K. Shivhare, suspended IPS Officer (who absconded and later surrendered in April 2014), Ravikant Dwivedi, Suspended Joint Commissioner (Revenue), Dr. Jagdish Sagar, Dr. Sanjeev Shilpakar and Sanjay Gupta (all three were part of the racket for the PMT scam), Sudhir Rai, Santosh Gupta, Tarang Sharma (another gang much bigger than and a competitor to Sagar’s racket)

High Profile Accused Evading Arrests

Governor Ram Naresh Yadav: In February 24, 2015, Yadav was charged by the STF for criminal conspiracy in rigging the MPPEB forest guard recruitment examination. His son Shailesh was an accused in the contractual teachers’ recruitment. Interestingly, Shailesh died under mysterious circumstances in March, 2015. Ram Naresh Yadav evaded arrest by citing constitutional immunity to Governor’s post!

Dr. Ajay Shankar Mehta, a close associate of the CM and an accused got bail with another scam accused as a guarantor. (‘Man who ‘fixed’ bribe bailed out two MP test scam accused’, Indian Express, 5 Aug 2014)

OSD of the MP CM, Prem Prasad and his daughter, granted bail without any opposition from the state government.

Dr. Gulab Singh Kirar, chairman of State Backward Classes Commission, and his son are accused. Though both are said to be absconding, Kirar has been spotted at several functions. Gulab Singh Kirar enjoys the ‘minister of state’ status and his son Shakti Pratap Singh finished among top ranks in medical entrance. An FIR was lodged against Shakti Pratap Singh, but he was never arrested and the name of Gulab Singh Kirar as an accused mysteriously disappeared from the list provided by the state home department!

Sudhir Singh Bhadoria : A key accused, Bhadoria was Controller of Examinations in Vyapam between 2008 to 2011 and relative of Union Minister Narendra Tomar. He has not only ‘not been’ arrested, ironically he continues to be the director of the government engineering college in Indore.

Vyapam – the RSS-BJP Connection: Excerpts from ‘Vyapam: How a Munnabhai-style Exam Scam Turned Into a Macabre Thriller’ By Rakesh Dixit , The Wire, 01/07/2015

Sudhir Sharma’s rise during the 10 years of the BJP regime had been stupendous. He was a teacher in an RSS-run Saraswati Shishu Mandir. When his close friend, Laxmikant Sharma became mining minister, Sudhir quit his job and joined the mining business. Within years, he emerged as a top notch mining baron.

Leveraging his friendship with Laxmikant Sharma, Sudhir got an associate of his, Pankaj Trivedi appointed as examination controller in the PEB. Trivedi was a lecturer in an Indore college, so his elevation in the PEB raised many eyebrows in bureaucratic circles. One of Pankaj’s brothers, Piyush Trivedi, is the vice chancellor of the state’s only technical university. Their cousin, Sudhanshu Trivedi, is BJP’s national spokesperson, and has been accused of being one of the behind-the-scenes players in the scam.

As has been reported by the media, Sudhir Sharma was also close to RSS leaders such as late KS Sudarshan and Suresh Soni. Both the RSS stalwarts are said to have recommended candidates in job tests, although this has since been denied by the STF.

According to investigators, Pankaj Trivedi turned out to be more adept at manipulating the system than Sudhir had ever imagined. He allegedly managed to persuade all the key functionaries in the board, notably chief system analyst Nitin Mahindra, assistant programmer C K Mishra, Ajay Sen and Santosh Gupta.

For years, Pankaj Trivedi and company got away with cheating thousands of deserving medical students and job aspirants, primarily because they were secure in the belief that Laxmikant Sharma, who was also technical education minister and former key aide to chief minister Chouhan, was protecting them. Although the PEB is supposed to be a self-financed, autonomous body with a senior IAS officer as chairman, it was Trivedi and company who called the shots.

Serial Deaths Under Mysterious Circumstances

Vyapam 2 (1)Even as the masterminds and the major beneficiaries continue to evade jail, the relatively smaller fries among the accused and those associated with Vyapam investigation have died mysterious deaths in last two years.

  • Namrata Damor, who was suspected to have cleared PMT using unfair means, was found near railway tracks at Kayta village in Ujjain on January 7, 2012. NDTV reported on 8 Jan 2015: She was murdered. There is not even one percent chance of a natural death,” said BB Purohit, a doctor in the team that performed the autopsy on Namrata Damor, whose death has been brought back into focus after a TV journalist died last weekend minutes after interviewing her father.”

  • Vijay Singh, another accused in the Vyapam scam, was found dead at a local lodge in Kanker on 28 April under mysterious circumstances.

  • Narendra Singh Tomar had been named as an accused as well as witness in this scam. Alleged to have arranged for impostors to write the exams for students, he was found dead, once again under “mysterious circumstances” in Indore Jail.

  • Amit Sagar, accused of rigging results of forest guard recruitment examination for three candidates, was found dead under suspicious circumstances in Sheopur district before special investigation team could arrest him.

The list indeed, as mentioned above, is a very long one and besides these accused, it includes crucial witnesses and journalists like Akshay Singh who were determined to investigate further and bring the truth out! Two deans of medical colleges who were assisting the probe too couldn’t escape the murderous claws of Vyapam!

  • Dr. Arun Sharma, Dean of the Jabalpur-based Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Medical College, who assisting the Special Task force by compiling a list of students who gained admission illegally, was found dead in a Delhi hotel last Sunday.

  • Dr D.K. Sakalley, predecessor of Dr. Sharma, died last year on 4 July again under ‘mysterious’ circumstances. While it was claimed that he had self-immolated, the pictures of him running out of his home engulfed in flames had sent shivers down the spines of all those involved in the task of assisting the investigation.

This endless saga of horror continues as the mysterious death toll rose to 48, when a female trainee cop who had been recruited under Vyapam, committed suicide on 6 July 2015.

And even as the death toll continues to rise, the whistle blowers are being left to the mercy of killers. One of the whistle blowers Anand Rai has been provided security only from 11 am to 7 pm, while another complainant, Ashish has been seen on TV channels being accompanied by an ill equipped security guard on a cycle. Why such callousness when the threat to their lives is so real?

The Questions BJP Govt in the State and Centre Cannot Escape

  • Can BJP escape the fact that Vyapam scam flourished through 2009-13, directly under Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s watch given the facts that (a) Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Department was headed by none other than Shivraj Singh Chouhan during 2008-12, when hundreds of fake admissions took place and (b) Shivaraj Singh Chouhan claims to have started ‘investigating’ the Vyapam scam ever since the initial expose in 2009?

  • How can Shivraj Chouhan escape scrutiny and investigation in such a situation, particularly when his OSD himself is under accused scanner?

  • Who will establish the veracity of the excel sheet, disclosed by whistle blower and investigative officer Prashant Pandey, which carried reference to ‘CM’?

  • Why has the STF failed to make any headway in apprehending close associates of CM named in the scam, like Gulab Singh Kirar and others?

  • How come the Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, despite Vyapam scam taint, survived in his post and continues to enjoy Modi government’s favour, when almost every other Governor appointed during the UPA rule has been shifted, sacked and nudged out by the Narendra Modi government?

  • Why is it that even after so many deaths CM was adamant against CBI probe?

  • What does it say about the BJP led state and central governments, when an MP BJP Minister Babulal Gaur trivialises the Vyapam deaths as natural Jo aaya hai, wo ek din jaayega” (Whoever is born, will one day die) and the Union Law Minister (Sadanand Gowda) ridicules Vyapam Scam exposes as ‘silly affair’?

Vyapam Scam isn’t just about the money that exchanged hands, it is equally about those who were denied their right to study the course of their choice or a job that they deserved, despite having the ability for the same, just because someone richer bribed and bought the degree or the job!! It is equally about destroying our health care systems by recruiting in them doctors who bribed their way through medical colleges and are now perhaps more focused on recovering the crores of bribes they initially paid; it is about destroying our education systems by imposing on us teachers who are conceptually lacking but had resources to pay for the job or the degree; it is also about destroying whatever remains of the police department by recruiting in it thousands of dishonest officers. Can police officers who bribed their way to get this job ever be entrusted to undertake an honest inquiry into a scam like this!!

In case of Vyapam, the culprits are guilty not just for the money they made and the dreams they shattered but also of ending liveslives of the 48 people mentioned above and the lives of thousands of others who continue to live at the mercy of the hundreds of dishonest, ill trained, corrupt doctors, police officers, teachers and the other service personnel, that Vyapam created.

The involvement of BJP ministers, the involvement of several people close to BJP-RSS leadership and its continuing reign since 2003 is a proof enough of how neck deep BJP is in this particular scam, not forgetting that all the deaths under mysterious and suspicious circumstances have also happened solely during BJP’s rule in the state.

Is infesting the country’s health care, educational and law and order structures with termites that threaten to destroy such crucial institutions of the country, the BJP’s idea of serving the nation?

The truth of Vyapam must come out and in order to ensure the same, AISA demands:

  • A Supreme Court monitored SIT inquiry into this scam and the deaths that have taken place.

  • Removal of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, whose government has been found to be involved in the scam and who has shamefully failed to protect the lives of all those who could have enabled the truth to come out.

  • Provisions of adequate security for the surviving accused, witnesses, investigators and the whistle blower

AISA organized a Protest March in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, against the role and Involvement of BJP Government in Madhaya Pradesh in the Vyapam Scam. Around fifty activists took part in the protest March.

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