The Central Executive Committee of SFI strongly condemns the disciplinary action taken against 11 students by the administration in English and Foreign LanguagesUniversity, EFLU, Hyderabad over their participation in a democratically staged protest in the campus demanding students’ union elections and voicing against a show cause notice issued to a student for a Facebook post.  It has to be noted with deep concern that such highly undemocratic and regressive moves are undertaken even in the premier educational institutions in the country like EFLU. It is clear beyond the shadow of a…

Read more: Salute to the fight for democratic rights in the EFLU campus. Withdraw the disciplinary action immediately

RSS has been forced to ideological back foot to such an extent that in its Hindi mouthpiece ‘Panchajanya’ it has labeled Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as “anti-national”. This has come at a time when a host of writers, filmmakers, intellectuals and other sections have come out openly against the rising intolerance and the un-making of India under the RSS-BJP regime. This has come at a time when education is facing all out attacks from the policies of the Modi government and attempts are being made to sell out education in the upcoming Nairobi rounds of WTO-GATS talk…

Read more: Reject the attempts to refashion India to fit the communal-fascist idea of the “nation” peddled by the RSS

The latest judgment of the Supreme Court on the issue of reservation in higher education has come out. The judgement is based on a batch petitions filed by some MBBS doctors who complained about eligibility criteria for admissions to certain PG medical courses in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. These states permitted only those domiciled in these states to get admitted into these courses. The court went beyond the immediate question before it and gave sweeping comments over the reservation policy as a whole. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and P C Pant went on to state that despite s…

Read more: Uphold social justice. Oppose the false dichotomy of ‘deserve versus reserve’

The Central Executive Committee of SFI calls upon all its units across the nation to intensify it's struggles and campaigns to restore and increase the non-NET fellowships. The UGC's decision to scrap non-NET fellowships has been hold back till the next meeting followed by a strong anger raised by the students immediately . But more struggles are essential to make sure that this decision will be taken back forever. SFI has decided to observe a 'Protest Week' from 28 October to 03 November against the Modi govt scripted anti-student move using UGC.
 
The recent move of UGC cannot be seen i…

Read more: SFI Calls For All India 'Protest Week' Against Scraping of Non-NET fellowships