University Grants Commission (UGC) came with a new notification on the MPhil/PhD admission which was published in the gazette on 5th May, 2016. The disastrous impact of this notification on the social justice, autonomy and inclusive nature of the universities is in front of all of us. Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University have recently authoritatively pushed this notification, overriding the impact that it will have on the students from the deprived sections. Similarly, we also have the experience of Kerala University, where the VC (appointed by the UDF government) implemented this…

Read more: Take Back the Disastrous UGC Gazette notification on MPhil/PhD admissions

The shocking incident of the death of Jishnu, a first year Engineering student in a private college run by the Nehru Group of Institutions at Thrissur, Kerala is an another brutal example of the undemocratic character of the self financing institutions in our country. Jishnu committed suicide on 6th January 2017 following the mental and physical torture that he underwent at the hand of some teachers and the management after he was accused, without any evidence, of malpractice in the examination hall. The latest report exposed the fact that no report of malpractice by Jishnu has been sent to th…

Read more: Rise Up in Protest Against the Institutional Murder of Jishnu! Punish the Culprits! Ensure Campus Democracy!

Rohith was institutionally murdered one year ago by the forces of Hindutva. Today we are facing renewed attacks by RSS unabated, with the most oppressed section bearing the brunt of such attacks.
Let us resolve:
We will not let universities be run like RSS Shakhas!
No more Eklavyas, No more Rohiths!

Read more: SFI Call to Observe 17th January, the first death anniversary of Rohith Vemula, as the 'National Day in Defence of Social Justice'.

The decision of the central government to demonetize the currency notes of 500 and 1000 from the midnight of 8th November has turned out to create havoc among common people across the country. People are forced to stand in long queues outside banks and ATMs. The recent statements of finance minister and Prime Minister Modi make it clear that there is no end in sight for these problems. Most hit have been the people from working class and the poor sections. It is clear that this authoritarian decision has been made without any due preparation. Mass anger is building among the people against thi…

Read more: SFI statement on the havoc created due to demonetization! SFI units to set up help desks outside banks and ATMs!