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[22 Jun 2017 | No Comment | 10 views]
JNUSU statement on the events of 143rd Academic council meeting and notice raj of the administration

In an extremely shameful manner, the JNU administration continuing its history of targeting the JNUSU office bearers and the students’ activists, issued an extremely abhorrent notice to the JNUSU President and Joint Secretary on late evening of 21st June 2017. The notice shockingly mentions “Mr. Mohit Pandey/Tabrez Hasan is here by suspended from participating in all Statutory Bodies and Committees of the University with immediate effect until the final outcome of the Proctorial Enquiry Committee.”
The JNUSU condemns, in the strongest term possible, sheer targeting of a student representatives by the JNU …

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[21 Jun 2017 | No Comment | 28 views]
Charges against AISA activists in Garhwal for Anti-Liquor Protests

Since the day the Supreme Court ordered that liquor shops be shifted at least 500 metres away from highways, a state-wide anti-liquor movement has intensified in Uttarakhand. For a long time, women in Uttarakhand have been conducting a movement against state-encouraged alcoholism. However, instead from responding to the demands of women, the successive Congress and BJP governments in Uttarakhand, have only ensured that liquor shops are set up even in those remote areas where even water supply is yet to be properly ensured. Post the Supreme Court order, the anti-liquor …

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[2 Dec 2016 | No Comment | 113 views]
Massive Protests against Amendments to CNT and SPT Acts in Jharkhand!

Raghuvar Hatao, Jharkhand Bachao!!
On 23rd November, in a notorious anti people policy decision, Raghuvar Das-led Bharatiya Janta Party government in Jharkhand had amended the land tenancy laws governing predominantly Adivasi regions to allow use of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes. After this shameless pronouncement of amendments of CNT and SPT Acts, thousands came out on the streets in protest in different parts of Jharkhand braving massive police repression. 
The Chotanagpur Tenancy (CNT) Act was enacted in 1908 after the heroic revolt led by Birsa Munda. The law restricts the sale …

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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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[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 …

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[13 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 321 views]
#OccupyUGC: AISA National Call for “Delhi Chalo” 8-9 December 2015

#OccupyUGC: AISA National Call for “Delhi Chalo” 8-9 December 2015. Hundreds of Students from different Universities will march in Delhi to defend UGC NON NET fellowship, Against Fund Cut and Total surrender of India’s Higher Education by Modi Government to WTO

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[22 Oct 2015 | One Comment | 1,585 views]
Students Occupy UGC in Protest Against Modi Governments decision to Scrap Non-NET Fellowship

Hundreds of Students from JNU, DU and Jamia occupy the premises of UGC demanding immediate revocation of the decision to discontinue the UGC Non NET Fellowship. The UGC Non-NET fellowship which was started in 2008 to encourage research in the universities has proved to be a life line for researchers who do not have access to other scholarships. It has encouraged students from different backgrounds to continue their research and what is required is to increase the amount from the paltry sum of 5000 for M.Phil students and 8000 for …

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[20 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 1,238 views]
Modi Government WITHDRAWS UGC Non-NET Fellowships!

In a meeting held this month, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to completely withdraw the UGC non-NET Rs 5000/8000 fellowships. The minutes of a UGC meeting held on 7 October clearly says: “Considered and resolved to discontinue the scheme [non-NET fellowship scheme]. However, the students who are already getting the non-NET fellowship will continue to do so as per existing guidelines” (section 4.01 of the minutes).
This blatant withdrawal of an essential sustenance-level financial assistance, which enables research scholars across the country to pursue higher education, must be stiffly …

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[25 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 387 views]
Land Grab and the Lie of ‘Employment, Development’

The Modi Government’s Land Acquisition Ordinance nullifies the need for consent and social impact assessment for land acquisition for industrial corridors, security, rural infrastructure, housing and related infrastructure, and social infrastructure including projects under government and PPP models. Thus defined, the category of ‘exemptions from consent and social impact assessment’ is so broad and sweeping that it effectively opens the flood gate for land grab without consent by any public/private entity under any pretext!
The condition under Section 101 of the 2013 law, which requires that land not used for 5 …

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[20 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 212 views]
Students Show of Love in the Time of Hate

AISA strongly condemns the show-cause notice issued to the students of Calicut Law College for organising a “Hug of Love” event in their college on 10 December 2014. The very next day, twelve students received show-cause notices from the college administration. Left activists including those from AISA received the notice along with common students. The show-cause notice says:
“Your act of indiscipline has attracted unwanted media attention which was telecasted throughout the world creating negative image and tarnishing the reputation of the institution.
The college views your action as an act of …