Central Executive Committee of Students’ Federation of India Strongly criticizes the attempts of saffronization of higher education in Banaras Hindu University. It is a reflection of the agenda of the RSS and BJP when questions like ‘Manu is the first Indian thinker of Globalization. Discuss’ appears in the examination of Masters of Arts in Political Science.
It is important to note that education is being targeted by central government and RSS right from the first day. In the name of Indianisation, they are trying to communalize it and trying to propagate their ideas. Pseudoscience and false history is being taught to students in various BJP ruling states which are polluting the young minds with venom of communalization. There were attacks on the institutions of Higher education. But now they are directly interfering with the content of Higher education also.
In Banaras Hindu University which as recently witnessed determined struggle of girl students against University administration and the chief minister Yogi Aditynath on the question of their security, MA 1st semester students were shocked when they saw question paper for subject social and political thoughts of ancient India. They were asked to write an essay on nature of GST in Kautilya Arthshastra or Manu is the first Indian thinker of Globalization. Discuss’. Nobody from the university administration or department of Political Science is ready to take responsibility.
This is not a simple case of questions from out of syllabus but reflects the kind of conspiracy which is going on to ruin the Higher education of India. In the above example students are forced to think and write in a certain way in they have to lose marks. This is the whole idea to compel students to think is a certain way.
Indian education system doesn’t stand for these values. Universities especially are known to promote rational and logical thinking. Central Executive of India is firmly opposed to these efforts and demands that people who are responsible for framing these questioned should be identified and punished.
VP Sanu (President)
Vikram Singh (General Secretary )
Central Executive Committee of Students Federation of India condemns in the strongest possible words the gruesome murder of Afrazul Khan, a labourer hailing from Malda, West Bengal, in Alwar, Rajasthan. Afrazul was the sole bread winner of his family and was working in Rajasthan for the last 12 years.
A spine chilling video of the incident which is being circulated on social media shows the culprit Shambhula Regar justifying the heinous crime in the name of safeguarding the ‘Hindu Women’ against ‘love jihad’. This incident has sent shock waves among the people of minority communities. This is not a case of ‘love jihad’, it has been purposefully orchestrated to instill fear among the minorities which is a character of this government both at the state and centre led by the BJP which is a political arm of the fascist RSS.
This is not an isolated incident, there have more than a dozen cases of lynching and mob violence in the past 3 years since the Modi Government has come to power in the centre. This also shows the deep routed hatred against the minorities in the pernicious ideology of the RSS-BJP. An atmosphere of hatred against the minorities is being created in the entire country which is not only anti thetical to the culture we inherit but also against the social-democratic fabric which the constitution of India guarantees. The nefarious ideology of the RSS-BJP is manufacturing such incidents on a large scale destroying the peace and harmony of the country.
This also exposes the complete lawlessness and state of affairs in Rajasthan which is also led by BJP. There have been several incidents in Rajasthan alone but not even a single perpetrator of these crimes has been brought to book. It seems as if the state government has given a free hand to the hindutva communal forces that are unleashing violence in various forms against the people.
The SFI appeals to all progressive and democratic sections to unite and resist the attacks on the common people and the secular democratic fabric of our nation.
V.P Sanu Vikram Singh
(President) (General Secretary)
Central Executive Committee of Students’ Federation of India extends it's revolutionary greetings to the farmers’ strike led by the peasantry in Rajasthan under the leadership of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), for their significant victory after their valiant struggle lasting 13 days. The determined and protracted struggle led by the farmers of Rajasthan is an inspiring saga of resistance, leaving a ray of hope in this age of neoliberal onslaught.Since 1st September 2017 thousands of farmers gheraoed the different District Headquarters on the call of Rajasthan Kisan Sabha for a Mahapadav, followed by the Rasta Roko which brought about 20 Districts to a standstill. Only ambulances and essential services functioned. The Corporate National Media, as usual, has ignored the struggle, reiterating their allegiance to the Neoliberal state.
The strength of the farmer's movement has forced the BJP Government led by Vasundhara Raje Scindia to bow down before the demands of agitating farmers. Now the government has accepted Rs 20,000 crore farm-loan waiver after a marathon meeting lasting 11 hours with AIKS leadership. The loan waiver of up to RS.50,000/- is expected to benefit 8 lakh farmers. The State government has also assured they will write to the Centre seeking implementation of Swaminathan Commission Recommendations on MSP in a time-bound manner by working out modalities, purchase of groundnut, green gram (moong) and urad at MSP at all District Headquarters within seven days. State Government of Rajasthan neatly accepted several other demands of agitating farmers including an increase in farmers’ pension from Rs 500 to Rs 5,000, removing the ban on the sale of cattle imposed by the state government, withdrawing the hike in electricity rates for drip irrigation, payment of SC/ST/OBC fellowship with arrears immediately.
SFI welcomes ‘the politics of hope’, rather than ‘the politics of despair’, carried by the Kisan leadership, reflected in the statement of AIKS National President that “We believe committing suicide is cowardice, but we will give our lives to seek our demands’’. People belonging to different sections and areas of work came together recognizing the importance of marching this movement to a logical end. SFI salutes the peasantry in Rajasthan, and All India Kisan Sabha for waging this uncompromised and heroic struggle against the neo liberal policies of BJP government, and for withstanding the brutal state repression over the last 13 days. Let this battle be an inspiration for similar struggles waged by the peasants, working class and the marginalised sections all across the country.
VP Sanu, President
Vikram Singh, General Secretary
The Central Executive Committee of SFI condemns in strongest words the heinous act of cowardly attack on SFI 24 South Parganas district conference by the Trinamool Congress goons, yesterday. Many delegates and activists who reached the conference venue to attend the conference were injured with iron rods and other deadly weapons.
SFI CEC member Comrade Pratikur Rahaman and SFI State commitee member Comrade Tanusree Mondal are among those seriously injured in the attack.
This is not the first time an SFI conference is being attacked by TMC goons in Bengal. In a series of incidents many programs organised by SFI has been attacked and disrupted by the same force. A number of SFI activists including All India Jo. Secretary Comrade Mayukh Biswas and State Secretary Comrade Debajyoti Das were injured in such odious acts by them.
Day light robbery of democracy is going on in Bengal. Mamat's police who killed SFI leader Sudipto in the streets of Kolkata is acting as a mute spectators of the criminal acts of TMC gang. SFI demand strict action against the culprits behind the attack on SFI conference. We also request all Democrat and progressive forces to rise up against the murder of democracy in Bengal by the TMC Govt and its notorious group of hooligans.
VP Sanu, President
Dr. Vikram Singh, General Secretary