The student organisation SFI-JNU is hosting a public meeting that has featured representatives of various left parties and organisations at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. The invitation and its details are posted below. Those in New Delhi are kindly requested to attend.
Rape can be said to be woven into the fabric of India’s nationhood. During the creation of India and Pakistan, an estimated 100,000 women and girls were abducted, raped, and often killed; but no person, official or policeman was ever punished for having indulged in committing and abetting these crimes.
This is a slightly edited reproduction of a conversation between Ashok Mitra, well known economist and former finance minister of West Bengal (1977-1987) and Prasenjit Bose, leftwing activist and Pragoti editorial member, which has been recently published in the India Today. Ashok Mitra and Prasenjit Bose, who represent two generations of the Indian Left, discuss contemporary politics and the Left in a session moderated by India Today Senior Correspondent Tithi Sarkar at Mitra's home in Alipore, Kolkata.
Join JNUSU's Silent March today (Dec. 29) on the sad demise of the 23 year old girl who was fighting for her life. In solidarity with her family and friends, the JNUSU appeals to all to join this march. The march starts at 12 noon from Ganga Dhaba, JNU to Munirka.
In continuation of the protests against the brutal sexual assault in Delhi, police repression and complete apathy shown by the government, a joint citizen's march has been called by a platform formed under the name of 'Justice for Women Now!' consisting of a number of progressive organisations. We would march from Nizamuddin Gol Gumaz at 1.30 p.m. to India Gate on December 27.
Ayesha Kidwai writes a first person account of the protests led by students and gender activists at India Gate on December 23rd 2012 against the Delhi Gang Rape and Repression of protestors by the Delhi police.
In the backdrop of today's protests in delhi against the gang rape and government's repression against protesters, a joint protest has been called by a number of organisations, to be held on 23.12.12, at India Gate. Details are below.
Yesterday, I participated in a protest march organised by the JNUSU against the brutal sexual assault in Delhi. I felt quite proud to be part of a militant protest organised by students. Hundreds of students from JNU and other universities had gathered at the India Gate who later marched to the North Block catching the Delhi Police unaware. The slogan was 'Occupy North Block' till the home minister meets with the students. They sat there for close to two hours till the home minister finally relented. The protest venue then shifted to his residence.
Hundreds of students responded to the call by the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union and protested at the Union Home Ministry on December 19 2012 against the Delhi gang rape. A JNUSU delegation met the Home Minister and submitted an open memorandum to the Home Minister, the Chief Minister of Delhi and the Delhi Police Commissioner. The memorandum is reproduced here.
If one adds up the number of MPs in the Loksabha belonging to political parties who have a stated position against allowing FDI in retail trade, it is certainly more than those who are in favour of the policy; actually it goes well past the Loksabha majority mark of 272. Yet, the resolution opposing FDI in retail trade received only 218 votes in favour while 253 MPs voted against it. Had the SP and BSP not walked out after registering their opposition to retail FDI, the resolution would have passed.