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Higher Education Under Attack: An All Out Attempt for Privatization, Saffronization, and Assault on Democratization And Rationality

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Ever since Modi Government has taken over, Institutions of learning g are under constant attacks. We saw in case of FTII, where a person who was a soft porn star and only other known thing he has done is role of Yudhistara in serial Mahabharata has been made President of FTII. This has sparked long protest by the students; A group of students who made Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle and discussed among many things pro-imperialist economic policies and faced a ban which was lifted after country wide protests; Then came the Rohith Vemula incident followed by an outburst in country exposing both caste and communal bias of the government as well as its support to PEP. country wide protests fanned, putting government on back-foot. Even while it was going on, Famous JNU incident took place on 9th of February 2016. False propaganda, a ready machinery to blow it out of proportion and create a frenzy to cloud facts and rationality- the time tested methods of RSS were in full swing and attempt was made to create an atmosphere that JNU is a breeding ground of Anti-Nationals and should be shut down. There was an outburst of protest by democratic, patriotic people all over the country to counter this.… Read More

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PDSU-PSU Call — Fight Against Punishment to JNU Students for Defending Democratic Rights!

Resist Fascist Offensive of Pseudo-National Communal RSS-BJP Govt!

The students of JNU have again been ruthlessly attacked by the JNU administration at the behest of the RSS Modi Govt. Seeing the opportunity when examinations have started and certain sections of students have even begun leaving for summer vacations, the cowardly administration has announced rustication for various periods for Umar Khalid and Muttoo, prohibited Anirban from the JNU campus for five years and imposed massive fines on other student leaders including the President of JNUSU Kanaihya Kumar. All this is supposed to be in the defence of ‘nationalism’ by the RSS backed Central Govt committed to selling India to imperialism while cruelly stamping out peoples resistance. Not only that, these Hindutva elements in power also seek to stamp out the freedom of enquiry by attacking centres of higher learning and ensuring only conformity and studies into mythology as the only knowledge allowed to Indians. They are the native Macaulays. Besides, like Dronacharya, they too hate the Dalit students who have made their way into institutions of higher learning. The proof is Rohith Vemula.

The JNU students have accepted the challenge and have launched a struggle against this drama of ‘defending’ nationalism which is all what these arbitrary punishments are about.… Read More

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PDSU Condemns ABVP Hooliganism in JNU – Press Release on February 10, 2016

PDSU strongly condemns the behavior of ABVP hooligans in JNU last night, when a group if students were peacefully observing the death anniversary of the hanging of Afzal Guru. They sought permission of VC. They were first granted the permission and then withdrew it under the pressure of ABVP citing that it may disrupt peace in the campus. When there rally consisting of more than 400 students reached end point at Sabarmati dhaba, the activists of ABVP aided by security guards attacked them and opposed the protest.

It is disturbing to note that now ABVP would decide which programmes can be held and which cannot be. And they have full support of administrative machinery. First VC denied permission fearing disturbance. Who other than ABVP would have disturbed? That means if something does not suit ABVP, that cannot be done. Instead of taking action against ABVP for disturbing and trampling right to express, it becomes reason for not allowing others. And when others decides to go ahead with their right to express, university machinery helps them like guard in this case and police in the case of demonstration at RSS HQ.

This is also worth mentioning that hanging order of Afzal Guru was protested even at that time as it was not correct even as per the law of the land.… Read More


Report on alleged plan of cow slaughter in JJ Colony Bawana



A team comprising of Dr. Mrigank (Delhi Committee, Indian Federation of Trade Unions, IFTU), Poonam Kaushik (Gen. Secy. Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan, PMS), Rajeev (Convener, Progressive Democratic Students’ Union, PDSU) visited JJ Colony Bawana and made investigations into the reports of alleged planned cow slaughter and intimidation of Muslims.

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