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[16 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 145 views]
UGC’s Dream of a Modi-fied University  Or Tagore Track-Changed

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high bowed low
Where knowledge is free a tradable WTO commodity
Where the world University has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls and spiraling barbed wire
Where words come out from the depth of truth books of Dinananath Batra
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit has been disciplined and dammed by Parent-teacher-Meets, Police Stations and ‘Code of Conduct’
Where the mind is led forward …

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[29 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 244 views]
Comrade Satish Yadav’s Murder:   Cowardly Conspiracy by BJP-Backed Feudal Forces

Comrade Satish Yadav, popular Party leader from Bhojpur, has been murdered. At 6 pm on 20 August while returning from a Jandawedari sabha in Badgaon (Agiao Vidhan Sabha constituency) he was ambushed and killed by local BJP leader, President of PACS and Ranveer Sena henchman Rinku Singh and his gang.

The rising political assertion of the poor has increased frustration and disquiet in feudal forces just before the Bihar elections. Behind all its tall claims and rhetoric of development the BJP along with its Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) leaders is out to …

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[24 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 136 views]
Uphold the Landmark Verdict by the Allahabad High Court on Schooling!

AISA welcomes the historic and landmark verdict by the Allahabad High Court directing the chief secretary to ensure that children/wards of government officials/servants, those serving in the local bodies, representatives of people and judiciary, etc., are sent to state run primary schools. The judgement took cognizance of the pathetic situation of the state run primary schools and observed that it was important that the aforementioned section sent their children or wards to the state run schools, since –“Only then would they be serious enough to look into the requirements of these schools …

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[17 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 14 views]

The organized and open attacks on Dalits and women in Shiromani Tola of Parbatta block in Khagariya district in Bihar on 27 July 2015 have exposed how both BJP and the ruling JDU have a nexus with perpetrators of caste and gender violence in Bihar.
On that day, an organized gang of 250 men from the dominant upper caste community attacked the Dalit tola openly. The attack was planned at a meeting held at local BJP leader’s house. Dalit women were subjected to severe, brutal sexual assault, disrobing, bites/scratches on breasts, …

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[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 141 views]
Three Women Raped by ARMY in Karbi Anglong

On 6th April, an Army regiment entered a village in Karbi Anglong, and molested and injured many women. Around eight jawans carried off a 15 year old girl into the forest; when her mother and another woman rushed to rescue her, the jawans raped all three.
An ICDS worker who tried to intervene was also injured, and a three-year-old baby was hit with the butt of a rifle.
Karbi Anglong is one of the hill districts of Assam, the site of an agitation demanding autonomous statehood that has lasted several …