Sudipto Gupta, a 23 year old bright student, was a leading left student activist of SFI committed to change the society for a better one. He made his choice early in life - to work for the betterment of society. In one of the most horrific incidents in Kolkata, he was beaten to death in police custody after he had courted arrest. What was his fault? He was not demanding anything for himself. He and his comrades were agitating peacefully demanding student union elections in West Bengal, which is a fundamental right of any student. The fact that a student has been beaten to death for demanding student union election shows the abyss that West Bengal has reached with the so called ‘pariborton’ in the state.
"" -- Rosa Luxemburg.
In continuation with the ongoing debates in the Left student movement in JNU, here are some more insights from SFI activists and sympathizers in JNU
The Left movement and SFI have been undergoing a major churning in JNU over the last few days. Pragoti has already carried some of the debates within JNU SFI. A crucial question at this juncture that needs to be delved into is the future pathway of the left, democratic students’ movement in JNU. In that context, here are some more insights into various issues, including that of the Presidential Election, from a group of SFI activists and sympathizers.
"The SFI national leadership's move to dissolve the entire unit reeks of authoritarianism, a lack of appreciation of the political impulse of the students of JNU, and a violation of its own stated aims of mass organisation independence". A short blogpost on the events related to the SFI-JNU unit recently.
This is a press release from representatives of the Students' Federation of India, Democratic Youth Federation of India and the Janwadi Mahila Samiti, who protested in front of the Maruti Suzuki headquarters in New Delhi in solidarity with striking Maruti Suzuki workers.
Pragoti publishes the report of the recent Arab solidarity meeting organised by SFI-DYFI in Mumbai.
Yesterday, hundreds of students and left activists marched on the street of Delhi, protesting in front of the Egyptian Embassy demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in solidarity with the people of Egypt. A Report and some photographs of the demonstration.
The Students' Federation of India, JNU Unit, calling the punishment meted out to Dr. Binayak Sen as disproportionate and unjust, sent this statement to Pragoti for publication.