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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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[29 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 319 views]
Reject the Politics of Assassination and Appropriation of Gandhi by the Communal Fascist Brigade!

Gandhiji’s assassination on 30 Jan 1948 merits to be the first terrorist act and political murder of independent India. This year, we are facing 30 Jan in the backdrop of multi-pronged communal frenzy, resurgent moves to legitimise Gandhiji’s assassin by building Godse temples with calibrated indulgence by those in power. BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj’s statement calling Godse a ‘patriot’ obviously did not come from the blue. But, given the stature of Gandhi in popular imagination, BJP had to officially ‘distance’ itself and Sakshi too ‘retracted’ as a formality.
Unmistakably, RSS-BJP is …

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[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 …

In Solidarity, Report »

[2 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 51 views]
AISA Campaigns for sanitation workers’ rights on 2 October

Even as the Modi government launched a much publicised ‘Swacchata Abhiyaan’ (cleanliness drive) on 2 October, with the entire media broadcasting stories and visuals of the Prime Minister Modi, Ministers, bureaucrats and celebrities sweeping roads, AISA and AICCTU ran campaigns in Delhi stating clearly that no real ‘Swacchata Abhiyaan’ was possible without ensuring sanitation workers’ rights.
In JNU, a ‘Pledge for Rights’ (Adhikaar Shapat) programme was organized on 2 October, highlighting the Modi government’s criminal silence on sanitation workers’ rights. Even as the JNU administration organized a cleanliness drive as per …

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[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 …

In Solidarity, National Issues, Report, Uncategorized »

[26 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 178 views]
AISA led JNUSU stands in Solidarity with the Struggle Against Escalating Feudal Violence in Bihar.  JNUSU General Secretary, Com. Chintu Kumari Visits Ara

The JNUSU General Secretary Com. Chintu recently visited the Bhojpur district in Bihar in wake of increasing atrocities in the state on dalits, women, poor and the minorities. During her visit, she visited Veer Kunwar Singh University, which was in news a couple of years back when the goons of Ranveer Sena had burnt and ransacked the dalit hostels. She met the students of the Dalit hostels of this university and listened to their concerns which largely focussed on the continued discrimination and the lack of infrastructure they had to …

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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 …

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[8 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 575 views]

In two incidents which occurred on 3rd August (Sunday) and 5th August (Tuesday) SFI cadres and leaders beat up AISA activists at Sree Shankaracharya Sanskrit University (SSUS) in Kalady, Kerela. At least 5 AISA activists of the University have been hospitalized after being brutally beaten by the SFI in the University. Let us not forget that this is the same of unit of SFI in Kerela which threatened and heckled Com. Om Prasad of AISA when he had visited SSUS in February earlier this year. AISA condemns this act of campus violence by the …

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[9 Mar 2014 | 6 Comments | 2,322 views]
Students’ Movement forces UGC to Relax the Eligibility Criteria of OBC Candidates for Appearing in UGC and Recruitment to Faculty positions from 55% to 50% in M.A.!

An Important Victory for Social Justice and Inclusion!
After Years of Dilly-Dallying, Sustained Students’ Pressure Forced the UGC to Relax the Eligibility Criteria of OBC Candidates for Appearing in UGC NET-JRF and Direct Recruitment to Faculty positions from 55% to 50% in M.A.!
AISA led  JNUSU has been consistently and vigilantly protesting against multiple restrictive criteria that UGC keeps imposing from time to time to scuttle the scope of students in JRF and NET and various anomalies in UGC JRF results. It was because of timely protests, UGC was forced to correct …