Thursday, 02 February 2023

Central Executive Committee of the Students’ Federation of India welcomes the overwhelming support of students, teachers, intellectuals and other democratic sections in favour of the students who had organized the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle in IIT Madras. This study circle was derecognized by the authorities at the behest of the MHRD. Since then many groups and individuals have come out in protest against this arbitrary move to silence the critical voices.

Students of IIT Bombay have set up Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle in their own campus in solidarity with the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle of IIT Madras. Students of IIT Kanpur have also come in support and formed a similar forum.

Today ‘Ambedkar Periyar Sadas’ was formed in Kadapa Collge, Andhra Pradesh through a well-attended public meeting. This meeting was presided by SFI state president Y Ramu. Meeting was inaugurated by SFI All India President Dr. V Sivadasan. All India Vice President Noor Mohammad also spoke on the occasion. With portraits of Ambedkar, Periyar and Bhagat Singh on the dais, the speakers resolved to intensify the struggle against the brahminical forces in every campus.

SFI CEC calls upon all its units to form 'Ambedkar Periyar Forums' not only in solidarity with the friends in IIT Madras, but also against the casteist-brahminical- regressive ideology of the sangh parivaar. In this battle of ideas, let thousands of such forums bloom!

Released by

Dr. V Sivadasan (President)
Ritabrata Banerjee, M.P. (General Secretary)