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[28 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 180 views]
Exploring Democracy, Reclaiming the Republic – III

 
Of Saffron Brigade’s ‘Nationalism’ and Branding ‘Others’ as ‘Anti-Nationals’
Even as people across the country continue to protest against Rohith Vemula’s institutional murder, the RSS-BJP-ABVP’s predictable arrogance continues. In Mumbai yesterday, RSS workers beat up protestors in Dharavi with lathis and rods. In HCU, the Vice Chancellor Appa Rao is yet to resign. He has gone on “long leave”, and in his place the MHRD has arrogantly appointed Prof. Vipin Srivastava, the same man who headed the EC sub-committee which punished Rohith and his friends! In solidarity with the #ChaloHCU call …

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[25 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 110 views]
Exploring Democracy, Reclaiming the Republic – II

 
Today, as we continue to demand action against those responsible for Rohith Vemula’s institutional murder, the horrific news of 3 more suicides reached us. Three women students committed suicide in Tamil Nadu, driven to despair and death by the massive fees charged by private education “shops” masquerading as colleges. Across the country, students have been protesting against fee hikes and privatisation of education. And now, 3 women students, bearing the brunt of this mercenary commercialisation, have chosen to kill themselves to draw the country’s attention. 
It is now one week since …

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[23 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 203 views]
Exploring Democracy, Reclaim the Republic – I

 
“On the 26th of January 1950, we are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics we will have equality and in social and economic life we will have inequality. In politics we will be recognizing the principle of one man one vote and one vote one value. In our social and economic life, we shall, by reason of our social and economic structure, continue to deny the principle of one man one value… How long shall we continue to deny equality in our social and economic life? …

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[23 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 168 views]
Mere Paas Mantri Hai: End Saffron Brigade’s Muscle Flexing in Campuses Blessed by State Power!

21.1.17
#JusticeForRohithVemula!

In the few days that have passed since Rohith Vemula’s tragic death, we have witnessed protests in campuses across the country. As we all now know, Rohith and four other Dalit research scholars and activists of Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA) were punished by the University of Hyderabad (UoH), based on fabricated charges. This punishment was clearly a result of the severe pressure exerted by ABVP, BJP MLC Ramachandra Rao, BJP MP and Union Minister for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya and HRD Minister Smriti Irani. Rohith along with other students had …

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[18 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 456 views]
Rise Up against the Institutional Murder of Rohith Vemula!

 
Resist Serial Political Targeting and Victimisation of Progressive Student Activists Across Campuses Under the Diktats of the Saffron Regime!
Down with the Victimisation and Ostracisation of 5 Dalit Research Scholars by the UoH Administration Under BJP-ABVP’s Political Diktats!
Yesterday, as a united student protest was going on against the victimisation of 5 Dalit research scholars by the University of Hyderabad’s administration, the news of the tragic suicide one of Rohith Vemula reached us. Even as we collectively mourn the shocking and tragic loss, let us not fail to nail those responsible. Rohith …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 164 views]
WTO Threats to India’s Sovereignty and Social Justice:  Mounting Dangers for Agriculture, Food Security, Health and Education

“In a victory for the US and EU, which have been pushing for a new path forward for the WTO, trade ministers from its 162 member countries meeting in Nairobi on Saturday failed to “reaffirm” the Doha Round for the first time since it was launched amid great fanfare in 2001. They also opened the door to the discussion of new issues at the WTO such as the digital economy and investment” – Financial Times (New York), 19 December 2015
The WTO talks at Nairobi have ended. India’s chief negotiator, …

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[10 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 65 views]
Sanghi Attempts of Legitimizing its communal Agenda Faces Opposition from Students

 
Down with Sangh Parivar and BJP’s Use of State and Administrative Machinery for Imposition, Infiltration And Indoctrination of Its Communal Agenda In Academic Spaces!
 
Following close on the heels of attempts to accord academic legitimacy to Baba Ramdev by inviting him as a keynote speaker in a conference in JNU, the Delhi University has now allowed its premises to be used by a VHP led organaisation for a seminar to garner support for constructing a Ramjanambhoomi temple in Ayodhya.
Prof. Sandeep Pandey, a respected academician and social activist has recently been …