In the last few days, Pragoti has highlighted the ongoing debates within the Left student movement in JNU, particularly noting the political-organisational perspectives from a vibrant left student community in JNU that raises important questions and issues concerning the Left-democratic movement in general. In this context, the latest resolution passed by SFI-JNU is an addition to the ongoing debate.
SFI JNU UNIT RESOLUTION 13.07.2012
The GBM of the SFI-JNU Unit opposes the decision by the SFI Delhi State Committee in the presence of the SFI All India leadership to expel Comrades Roshan Kishore, P.K.Anand, Zico Dasgupta and V. Lenin Kumar from the organization and considers the decision to “dissolve” the SFI-JNU Unit as an undemocratic act which is in violation of the SFI Constitution. SFI-JNU Unit salutes Comrade Robert Rehman Raman for resigning from the State Secretaryship of the SFI Delhi State Committee and Comrade Rohini, former member of the SFI Delhi State Committee.
The SFI-JNU Unit has not adopted any position which is against the SFI Programme or indulged in any anti-SFI activity. The ground for such draconian disciplinary action that the SFI JNU Unit cannot adopt a position on a national political issue like the CPI (M)’s support for Pranab Mukherjee in the Presidential elections since it is a primary unit, is flimsy, because (a) SFI-JNU Unit has consistently adopted positions on international and national issues since its inception four decades ago, which have never been questioned by the SFI All-India leadership ever and (b) there is no stated position of the SFI CEC or the All India leadership on the issue and hence any question of a violation of an All-India position of the SFI does not arise.
The draconian disciplinary action against the SFI-JNU Unit reflects a lack of sensitivity and understanding of the political context in JNU on the one hand and a harmful tendency to use organizational highhandedness to deal with genuine political differences on the other. The GBM of the SFI-JNU Unit appeals to the SFI Central Executive Committee to review and reverse the unjustifiable decisions in keeping with the progressive, democratic and independent character of the organization.
This GBM of the SFI-JNU Unit reiterates its stand on the Presidential elections adopted in the SFI GBM held on July 5, 2012.
The GBM of the SFI-JNU Unit endorses the stand elaborated in the pamphlets issued by the SFI-JNU Unit on July 7, 9 and 10, 2012:
Ø That SFI-JNU will continue to abide by the SFI All-India Programme and Constitution
Ø That SFI-JNU will express unstinted solidarity with all pro-people initiatives, struggles and movements launched by the Left and democratic forces in India and its largest force, the CPI (M), against the Indian ruling classes and the anti-people governments led by bourgeois-landlord parties like the neoliberal Congress, communal BJP and others
Ø That SFI-JNU will fight against the ultra-left sectarianism of the AISA and firmly combat the left-adventurist DSU, who openly espouse Maoist violence
Ø That SFI-JNU will criticize and counter the right-opportunist and anti-people trends within any section of the Indian Left and their manifestations in JNU
Ø That SFI-JNU will adopt a non-sectarian approach towards student struggles, relentlessly fight for issues concerning JNU students, work for broad based unity among progressive and democratic student organizations and initiate meaningful debates on socialism in the 21st century.
The GBM of the SFI-JNU Unit calls upon all progressive and democratic minded students of JNU and all the well wishers of the JNU student movement outside to extend their support and solidarity. The GBM of the SFI-JNU Unit appeals to all those who have been associated with the JNU student movement in the past and left behind a glorious legacy of student movement, to support our endeavours.
Favour: 62 Abstension: 1 Opposition: 0