(Excerpt from Statement by AISA leader and JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid on Punishments of JNU Students, announcing plans for a fast-unto-death by students.) JNUSU rejects the report of the enquiry committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor to look into the 9th of February incident. JNUSU also rejects its reports and any punishment handed out by it. The JNUSU and JNUTA had repeatedly asked the

Rohith Vemula was branded an “anti-national”, “extremist” and “casteist”. He was hounded to his death by a relentless ABVP-RSS-BJP campaign vilifying his ideas and his politics. Soon after, it was the turn of JNU students to bear the brunt of sedition charges, violence and vilification. However, much to the discomfiture of this hate campaign’s Sanghi stormtroopers, leaders from JNU have fanned the entire country in the past month, taking their message to people in villages, towns and cities. AISA and RYA launched the ‘Utho Mere Desh’ campaign at a meeting organised at the Press Club in New Delhi on 22 March. The speakers at this meeting – CPI(ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya, scientist and poet Gauhar Raza, Karamsheel Bharti, President Dalit Lekhak Sangh, journalist at Hardnews Amit Sengupta, social activist Vidyabhushan Rawat, Ram Karan Nirmal (Ex-Student of BBAU Lucknow, who

- Dipankar Bhattacharya

There is a renewed discussion among certain quarters comparing the 1975 Emergency to the current state of affairs in the country and also comparing the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom to the 2002 Gujarat genocide. The discussion was triggered by a recent speech by JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar in which he made a distinction between 1975 and

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Revolutionary balladeer and icon of Dalit resistance, Bant Singh, turned

 

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