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[29 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 262 views]
Comrade Satish Yadav’s Murder:   Cowardly Conspiracy by BJP-Backed Feudal Forces

Comrade Satish Yadav, popular Party leader from Bhojpur, has been murdered. At 6 pm on 20 August while returning from a Jandawedari sabha in Badgaon (Agiao Vidhan Sabha constituency) he was ambushed and killed by local BJP leader, President of PACS and Ranveer Sena henchman Rinku Singh and his gang.

The rising political assertion of the poor has increased frustration and disquiet in feudal forces just before the Bihar elections. Behind all its tall claims and rhetoric of development the BJP along with its Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) leaders is out to …

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[21 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 389 views]
Red Salute Comrade Govind Pansare…

AISA expresses deep condolences at the passing away of veteran CPI leader and a pioneer of rationalist movement in Maharashtra Com. Govind Pansare. Com. Pansare was in a critical state since last 16 Feb, when two unknown assailants fired at him and his wife in front of their house in Kolhapur district, when the two were returning home after their daily morning walk from Shivaji University in Kolhapur. Com. Pansare was hit by bullets on his neck and another went brushing his hand, his wife Uma suffered a single bullet …

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[14 May 2014 | No Comment | 401 views]
Red Salute to Comrade Mukul Sinha:  Courageous Crusader for Truth, Justice and Democracy

Activist and lawyer Mukul Sinha succumbed to lung cancer in Ahmedabad on 12 May 2014. He was 63. A trade union activist, Sinha also fought many landmark battles for civil liberties and justice – many of them in the heart of Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, valiantly keeping alive the hope of justice for victims of communal pogroms, fake encounters and custodial murders.
As a young researcher in a university in Ahmedabad, Mukul Sinha became a trade union organiser when 133 persons were laid off from the university in 1979. Throughout the 1980s, …

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[12 Jun 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,575 views]
Brush Strokes in Chains: Tribute to Maqbool Fida Husain

AISA says adieu to one of the greatest modern painters in the world, Maqbool Fida Husain (17 Sep 1915—9 June 2011). Husain’s painting achieved a distinctive style that combined deep roots in Indian tradition with modern artistic expression. Hussein was born in Pandharpur of Maharashtra. In his initial days he used to paint cinema hoardings in Mumbai. He joined the leftist Progressive Artists’ Group in 1947. His film Through a Painters Eye (1967) won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He was nominated for Rajya Sabha In 1986 …

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[25 Dec 2010 | 9 Comments | 2,951 views]
Red Salute to Comrade Rajesh!

With a heavy heart, we have to convey the tragic news of the untimely death of Comrade Rajesh Ranjan, an activist of AISA and CPI(ML), who passed away of a sudden cardiac arrest on the morning of 26 October 2010.
Rajesh joined the AISA as a student of BA Korean in JNU. Throughout his student days in JNU, he was actively involved in the revival of AISA in JNU – he was an AISA office bearer as well as the general secretary of the AISA JNU unit in 2007-08. He also …

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[29 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 1,777 views]
Adieu To Prof. Md. Hasan

AISA expresses its deep condolences over the demise of Prof. Mohammad Hasan on the night of 24th April at the age of 84. Prof. Hasan had not been keeping well for several months, and passed away in  hospital, where he was undergoing treatment. We stand by his bereaved family members in this hour of grief.
An eminent Urdu critic and playwright, Prof. Hasan was made Prof Emeritus in the Centre of Indian Languages after he retired from JNU. Despite his ill health, he was always accessible to the teachers and students …

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[29 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 948 views]
AISA Condoles the Tragic Death of Kanu Sanyal

On 23 March, Kanu Sanyal, one of the senior founding leaders of the CPI(ML) movement and architect of Naxalbari uprising of 1967, met a tragic and painful end.
Kanu Sanyal was a key organizer of the Naxalbari movement, and it was he who made the first public announcement of the formation of CPI(ML) at the historic mass meeting in Kolkata on May 1, 1969. He was jailed for several years for his involvement in the movement.
His political opinions underwent a change after the massive crackdown by the State and the subsequent …