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[14 Jul 2012 | One Comment | 2,551 views]

Before the ongoing debate in JNU, initiated by CPI(M)’s support for Pranab Mukherjee, can proceed, one clarification is needed from the SFI-JNU.Students need to know, what exactly is ‘SFI-JNU’? Are we debating with the JNU unit of the SFI, which is claimingfederal independence to take positions in opposition to the SFI national body, which is the CPI(M)’s student wing?Or are we debating with a new entity called ‘SFI-JNU’, which is now taking birth, attempting to carve out a new ideological foundation distinct from that of the CPI(M), as a JNU-specific …

Pamphlet »

[14 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 1,879 views]

The JNU unit of the Student’s Federation of India (SFI) decided at a general body meeting held on the night of July 5th, to oppose CPI(M)’s support for UPA’s Finance Minister in the upcoming presidential polls. The resolution passed on July 5 by SFI’s JNU unit states that CPI(M)’s position is “unconvincing” and “not in the best interests of the left and democratic movement” (see
AISA welcomes this decision of the SFI’s JNU Unit to oppose CPI(M)’s support to Pranab Mukherjee. We have consistently maintained that supporting UPA’s candidate for President’s post …

In Solidarity, Report »

[14 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 3,762 views]
Atrocity Unabated:  Fact-finding Report on Violence on Dalits in  Noida, 14 March 2012.

The past few days in Ramgarh Village, part of Dadri constituency of Gautam Buddha Nagar District in Greater Noida (NCR), witnessed brutal atrocities on a dalit colony by dominant Gujjars. In the face of Dalit atrocities continuing unabated, a CPI(ML) fact-finding team including CPI(ML) In-charge of Gautam Buddh Nagar, Comrade Shyam Kishore; Noida City CPI(ML) leaders Comrades Chandrabhan Singh and Shivji Singh; AISA National President Sandeep Singh, JNUSU General Secretary Ravi Prakash, RYA leader Aslam Khan; and AISA activists Anmol and Harsh from DU went there to analyse the ground …

Featured, Ongoing Struggles, Report »

[10 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 3,988 views]
Sit-in Protest on Chandu’s 15th Anniversary of Matyrdom

Fifteen years ago, on 31 March 1997, Com. Chandrashekhar was gunned down in broad daylight while addressing a street-corner meeting at JP Chowk, Siwan. The notorious fodder scam had already come to light and the people of Bihar were out on the streets challenging Laloo Prasad’s reign of scams and massacres. Chandrashekhar, who had just returned to his hometown, Siwan, after two successive terms as president of the JNU students’ union, and Shyamnarain Yadav, a local student leader and CPI (ML) activist of Siwan, were calling upon the people of …

Featured, Ongoing Struggles, Report »

[1 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 2,124 views]

Ensuring social justice in institutes of higher education and democratizing their admission systems have been two of the major goals for which AISA has striven ever since its formation. It was in light of this democratic and inclusive vision of higher education that the AISA-led JNUSU championed the struggles for reinstating deprivation points and recognition of Madarsa certificates in JNU, and for ensuring the proper implementation of OBC reservation in all higher education institutes of the country. In an overwhelming endorsement and recognition of our struggles and issues, students of …