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[27 Dec 2010 | 8 Comments | 1,635 views]
Condemn Assaults on Democracy: Raipur Sessions Court Convicts Dr.  Binayak Sen, Sentences Him to Life Imprisonment!

On December 24th, the Raipur Sessions Court delivered a shocking and shameful verdict convicting noted human rights activist and peoples’ doctor Binayak Sen for ‘sedition’. And on the basis of this charge, the court has sentenced the 58-year old Dr. Sen to life imprisonment, which is the maximum possible punishment for sedition. This judgment came at the end of a so-called trial in the court of law – a trial that was nothing but a farce in the name of justice.
For many years now, Dr. Sen has been targeted by …

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[13 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | 2,810 views]
Students Against CWG : Press Release


Today, 13th October 2010, around 250 students of Jawaharlal Nehru University took out a march from the university to nearby slum outside the university. The students were protesting against the hiding of the slums from public view by placing view cutters of the Common Wealth Games around them. In a measure to ‘beautify’ the city the Delhi Govt. has put up Common Wealth banners to hide the slums. Two days back some students of JNU visited the slums and had spoken to residents to find out the difficulties they …

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[5 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,916 views]
AISA Organises Seminar Against Operation Green Hunt in West Bengal

On 29th August AISA, along with the Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA) held a seminar titled “New tactics of Imperialism and Operation Green Hunt”. The venue was Rabindra Niloy Hall in Midnapore town, which is just 40 kms away from Lalgarh (one of the nerve centres of the Operation Green Hunt).
At Lalgarh, state and central forces are currently jointly carrying out a campaign of terror against the tribal population. In the past, this area had seen a flourishing people’s movement with mass participation of the local population. However, the Maoist …

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[29 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,410 views]
Keeping Alive the Struggle for Justice: AISA’s torchlight procession demands a judicial probe into Batla House ‘encounter’

This 19th September will mark two years since two young men were killed by police bullets in a flat in Batla House. While the police and government claimed the killing as a major success of its counter-terrorism operation, alleging that Atif and Sajid were the key operatives of an organization called Indian Mujahideen, civil rights activist pointed out the loopholes in the police story. What strengthened the suspicion of local residents and rights activists was the refusal of the government to concede to the demand for a judicial probe into …

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[22 Sep 2010 | 3 Comments | 4,764 views]
It Takes More Than Guns to Kill A Man: Carry Forward Com. Chandrashekhar’s Legacy !

“Our coming generations will ask us for an answer, they will ask us, where were you when new social forces were being unleashed, where were you when people who live and die every moment, every day strived for their rights, where were you when there was an assertion of the marginal voices of the society. They will seek an answer from all of us…”
– Comrade Chandrashekhar
On 19th September, as we observe the birth anniversary of Comrade Chandrashekhar, it is imperative that we recall his vision of student politics. His …