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[16 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 177 views]
One Year Since Rohith’s Institutional Murder! Demand Rohith Act!

 
One Year Since Rohith’s Institutional Murder in HCU
Students against RSS: the Battle for Justice and Equality; Against Discrimination and Victimisation Continues!
Intensify the Agitation for Rohith, for Najeeb!
Defeat the Nexus of RSS-Puppet Administration in Universities!
Demand Rohith Act!
On the coming 17 January, it will be one year since Rohith Vemula’s institutional murder in the HCU. He, along with four more activists of the Ambedkar Students Association (ASA – HCU), was suspended from the University after ABVP (student wing of RSS) filed a complaint against them. Political vendetta and targeting was clear: …

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[15 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 335 views]
Patent Over People?  Modi Govt.’s Moves, Kept Under Wraps…

Much hype and hyperbole has surrounded US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to India, with the Modi government trying it best to project this visit as a sign of India’s ‘emergence’ as a global power. Much is also being made of the Modi government’s pet ‘Make in India’ project.
Under all the hype, however, lies the plain fact that the Modi government has been busy ever since it came to power in know-towing to American strategic and corporate interests including US nuclear lobbies as well as US based multinational pharmaceutical …

Pamphlet, Special »

[14 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 169 views]

The massacre of the journalists and cartoonists at the Paris-based magazine Charlie Hebdo is heinous and condemnable. Terrorist actions like the Paris massacre can only become fodder for the global campaign of Islamophobia that is being used to justify wars, occupations, and torture.
Along with the Paris massacre, the Norway massacre by the Islamophobic Anders Breivik; threats against Salman Rushdie; the persecution of Taslima Nasreen in Bangladesh and in India; the Peshawar massacre; the harassment of MF Hussain, forcing him to leave India; the pulping of Wendy Doniger’s book under threats …

Pamphlet, Special »

[14 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 196 views]
NO to Homophobia! NO to Misogyny!

There is more to celebrate than a parade.
 
 There are voices to be heard
 
 That will keep up the murmur
 
 Even after the songs are sung,
 How many threads will you pull apart?
 
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
are also on the faces of people passing by
Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
And the dream that you dare to,
Oh why, oh why can’t I?
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?  ~Ernest Gaines
Homophobia is a term that provides some kind …

Headline, Report, Special »

[11 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 259 views]
Com. Sudhansu, AISA’s State President of UP Expelled by Lucknow University Administration for Organising Talk on Women’s Right to Choose!

Who is Afraid of Love?
On 15 November 2015, the AISA unit of Lucknow University (LU), held a convention on the campus premises on ‘Prem Se Darr Kisko?”(Who is afraid of love? Love Azaad vs. the lie of Love Jihad) The convention was organized in the light of the increasing communalisation of love in Uttar Pradesh by the RSS/BJP machinery. The urgent need to dispel the myth of love- jihad was further necessitated by the spate of provocative statements and threats being issued by BJP leaders like Yogi Adityanath on a …

Headline, Report, Special »

[23 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 973 views]
AISA Wins the Post of Vice-President in the Allahabad University Students’ Union (AUSU) Elections!

A Significant Advance of Students’ Agenda Against the Politics of Muscle Power, Dominant Power-Lobbies and Communalism!
In the AUSU elections this year, 2 out of five central panel posts have been won by the Left forces, while much hyped ‘saffron wave’ got reduced to 1 post!
The verdict of the Allahabad University Students’ Union Election held on 21st November has manifested the aspiration of common students for a fundamental change inside the University for democracy, equality and struggle for students’ rights amidst an overall atmosphere of violence and lumpensim created by dominant …

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[31 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 214 views]
Resist Efforts at Fomenting Communal Tensions in Trilokpuri

“We were gheraoed from all sides. When the rioters came in, we asked for police help but they said that they did not have any instructions to intervene. For four hours, the stone pelting continued. Some of the children got hurt, yet the police was a silent spectator”, Testimony of a woman in Trilokpuri
In the last week of October, Delhi witnessed another well-orchestrated campaign of hate and communal rumor mongering, leading to large-scale violence. Vested interests, led by former BJP MLA Sunil Vaidya, used the situation to spread all sorts …

Pamphlet, Special »

[8 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 877 views]
Who Is Afraid of Love?  Communal, Patriarchal Bogey of ‘Love Jihad’

“The black haired Jewish youth lies for hours in ambush, a satanic joy in his face, for the unsuspecting girl whom he pollutes with his blood and steals from her own race.By every means, he seeks to wreck the racial bases of the nation he intends to subdue. Just as individually he deliberately befouls women and girls, so he never shrinks from breaking the barriers race has erected against foreign elements. It was, and is, the Jew who brought Negroes to the Rhine, brought them with the same aim and …

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[5 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 308 views]
Reject Consorted Efforts of Communal Hate and Riot-mongering in Delhi! Report from AISA’s Visit TODAY to Bawana and Narela

After the RSS-BJP-VHP’s attempts to stoke communal tensions across Uttar Pradesh through vicious campaigns against the so-called ‘Love Jihad’ and cow slaughter, this orchestrated campaign of communal hate mongering is now being replicated in Delhi too. Over the past few days, as Id approaches, a campaign against cow slaughter by a group calling itself the ‘Hindu Krantikari Sena’ is being used to threaten and intimidate Muslims. In the backdrop of this ongoing campaign of communal hate and riot-mongering in Narela and Bawana in Delhi, a team consisting of AISA’s Delhi …

Headline, Special »

[2 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 106 views]
Recurring Floods in the Hills: ‘Natural’ or ‘Man-made’?

Over the past few weeks, vast parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya have been reeling under the onslaught of massive rains and floods. Thousands and thousands are still grappling with the subsequent devastation and loss of lives and livelihoods. In the mainstream discourse, floods are normally visualized as a ‘natural’ calamity, which human societies have to deal with. The fact remains that floods, earthquakes and other such ‘natural’ calamities are often triggered off or exacerbated by human activity. An entire range of research has now underlined the implications …